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On completion of the walk you will be able to collect a certificate from Penrith Tourist Information Centre & Appleby Visitor Centre or you can download one by pressing the orange button below.


On 29th. January 2022 approximately 80 runners set off in appalling conditions to run the length of Lady Anne's Way. Organised by Due North Events & NAV4 Adventure, this 100 mile race was originally to be part of our 25th. Anniversary Celebrations, but was postponed because of the pandemic.

The runners had to battle through Storm Malik when they set off at 6.0am. from Skipton Castle. All those who competed can be truly proud of their achievements, especially with tricky conditions underfoot & brutal winds.

The winner was Sam Tyrer who reached Penrith in 18 hours 45 minutes. In 2nd. place was Emma Stuart - the first female - just under an hour later, closely followed by her partner James Chapman. Emma can be seen here on the right at the end of the race.


Walkers on the 'way' celebrating in Penrith.

September 2020

Bronze sculpture of Lady Anne in situ in Kirkby Stephen

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Initiated in 2015 the group - 'Friends of Lady Annes Way' was formed to support & help maintain the 'way' with the intial focus being on waymarking the route. For an update on events so far click the red disc to download the latest newsletter.

To become a 'Friend' email sheila on:-

The long awaited bronze sculpture of Lady Anne was put in position on Thursday September 24th. This beautiful concept piece by Academician Diane Lawrenson stands proudly beside the Tourist Information Centre & acts as a focal point in the centre of town. 

It is hoped that the statute will encourage more people to visit the town, whilst also being an added attraction for those passing through on their journey along the route.

Selfie anyone?

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Doorway on the route, in Appleby.

Footpath maintenance

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August 2020 - We finally got back to the Eden Valley to check out some of the overgrown sections of the route. The old lane from Clifton Dykes heading towards Pembroke House needed a bit of TLC to say the least! There was a tunnel of sloe bushes which needed pruning back. No time to pick the sloes I'm afraid.

Next onto the riverside path at Commonholme Bridge which had become overgrown with willow branches.


Mark Richards, David Felton & myself & not forgetting Mark walked along the 'Highway' from The Moorcock, before circling back via the old Chapel at Lunds. check us out on:-

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October 2019

Chris Grogan of Skyware Publications & myself joined the national Walkers are Welcome Group on their Annual Get-Together, for a walk which was hosted by the Kirby Stephen Group.  We were transported to the start of the walk on the Cumbria Classic Coach bus - see right!

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We had a great walk in Mallerstang, starting at Aisgill Cottages & visiting Helgill Force before climbing up onto the 'Highway'. From there we followed the valley northwards & finished at Pendragon Castle along the route of Lady Anne's Way.

It was fascinating to meet people from all over the country & chat about our mutual love of the countryside.

Nov. 2018 - What about some luxury!

Some of you have requested ideas for luxury accommodation for those who have partners or friends either walking with them or following them whilst walking the 'way'. If so check out our Accommodation Page. Many luxury B & B's & Hotels offer 4 & 5 star treatment, some even have a Spa for that special treat. Many are on the route or not too far distant. 

The Moorcock Inn, Garsdale.

For those wishing to break up the stage from Hawes to Kirkby Stephen, a popular alternative is to drop down off The Highway just before High Dyke (see map on page 47) following the Pennine Bridleway. The Moorcock Inn is just over 1 mile off the route & provides accommodation and a welcome pint at the end of the day.


2018 Recee of the route

May 2018

Frank & I walked the route from Buckden (Day 3) over the Stake Allotments into Wensleydale. A beautiful day with stunning views & very rewarding to see a new waymark in place just below Carpley Green, with Semerwater in the background.

June 2018

Walked the section from Hawes via Cotter End & along the Highway (Day 4) Frank having dropped me off in Hawes & driven round to The Thrang. We then met up half way along at High Dyke. See right, with Wild Boar Fell in the background.

Frank taking opportunity for a quick sketch.

Walked the next section to Kirkby Stephen the following week & was glad of the shade provided by these trees in a holloway just south of the Town. As I'm walking along a red squirrel leaped across in front of me - a rare treat!

Revisited Appleby Almshouses & the Chapel containing Lady Anne's Chest


Doorway at Penrith Museum/Tourist Information Centre



APRIL  2018 - 

We are delighted to announce that the route is now waymarked throughout (Look out for the Lion's Head symbol) - Sponsored by:- Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust / Long Distance Walkers Ass. / Cumbria C.C. Comm. Grant Scheme / Grassington & Kirkby Stephen T.C.'s / Mickledore Walking Holidays / Craven U3A Walking Gr. / & private individuals. 

On March 23rd. a group met outside Skipton Castle to mark & celebrate the completion of the project to waymark the route. Amongst the walkers were groups from Ulverston & Newcastle. After a short address to thank all our sponsors we enjoyed a 5 mile walk along part of the 'way' before looping back into Skipton via the leeds/Liverpool Canal.

To see Review in the Craven Herald click on link below.

February 2017
Julie, Molly & Digger finishing Lady Ann's Way as part of their '6 Ways in 2016' for charity & have raised the magnificent sum of £5,000 so far - Congratulations

'We absolutely loved this walk........ the book is fabulous! It is a little worse for wear after being dropped in the mud and soaked in rain but we think it brings character and happy memories'

Mollie, Julie & Digger at Brougham Castle