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.

ANNIVERSARY CERTIFICATE 25+1

Due to the pandemic many walkers who intended to complete the route this year, may have had to alter their plans. With this in mind we have decided to carry forward the Anniversary Certificate to 2021. You will be able to download it from our News Page next year.

Celebratory walk - 25th. Anniversary

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Sadly due to the Covid 19 crisis, we had to postpone the Celebratory walk in Mallerstang scheduled for May 16th this year. We have rescheduled it for May 8th. 2021 & will update you with further details nearer the time. Please put the date in your diaries.

Sheila & Frank

Brand new continuous running event along the route scheduled for Jan.30/31st. 2021 - this just happens to be the date of Lady Anne's birthday. See News page for latest info.

VIEWS ALONG THE 'WAY'

Hebden

 Leaving Skipton

 Askrigg 

The Water Cut above Mallerstang.

Carpley Green

   Eden Valley

 Pendragon Castle

Andy Goldsworthy Sculpture, Church Brough

Brough Castle.

Church Brough rabbit

Appleby

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.

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