This is the official website for Lady Anne's Way - the  classic long distance walk passing through some of Britain's most stunning scenery on its 100 mile journey from Skipton to Penrith.

Starting at the magnificent Skipton Castle, the Way passes through the beautiful and popular Yorkshire Dales on its way into Cumbria and the hidden delights of the Upper Eden Valley.


The route was inspired by Lady Anne Clifford, that indomitable lady who owned vast estates in the old county of Westmorland during the seventeenth century. Lady Anne travelled repeatedly between her castles and the route takes in  these once magnificent buildings, many now sadly in ruins.


Although originally devised and written as a six day walk, there is now a nine day alternative. This enables you to take things at a more leisurely pace and allows more time to visit places of interest en route. (For full details see '6 Day Version' or '9 Day Version' tabs.)   Of course, you can take as long as you like to do the Way - or just do an odd day!



PLEASE CHECK OUT 'Route Updates' Page before setting out

in order to get the very latest information about the route & accomm.

To read our latest Newsletter Summer 2021

just click on the button

March 2021 Update

Brand new continuous running event along the route scheduled for Jan.30/31st. 2021 - has been postponed to Jan. 29th/30th. 2022 due to the pandemic. See News Page for update.


Due to the pandemic many walkers who intended to complete the route in 2020, have had to alter their plans. 

With this in mind we've decided to carry forward the Certificate to 2021. You will be able to collect it from Penrith Tourist Information Centre or download from our News Page.


The long awaited sculpture of Lady Anne has at last arrived in Kirkby Stephen. See the News Page for more info.


Celebratory walk - 25th. Anniversary

- Stop Press

Because of the uncertainty surrounding the easing of restrictions around the pandemic, we have reluctantly decided to cancel the Celebratory walk scheduled for May 8th. this year.  See also under News Page

Sheila & Frank


 Leaving Skipton



Hawes at end of Stage 3.

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Carpley Green

The Water Cut above Mallerstang.

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   Eden Valley

 Pendragon Castle

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Church Brough rabbit

Brough Castle.

Andy Goldsworthy Sculpture, Church Brough


After crossing the River Eden in Appleby, look out for the wooden doorway set into  sandstone cliff. 

Interesting carving on a wall inside Brougham Hall

Brougham Castle.