Lady Anne's Way
96 miles exploring the life and legacy of Lady Anne Clifford

Follow in the footsteps of this indomitable woman, whose life and work still influence the Yorkshire Dales and the Eden Valley, 400 years after her birth. This classic 96 mile long distance walk passes through some of Britain’s most stunning scenery on its 100 mile (160km) 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.

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Holiday Packages

All our Standard Itineraries include:

  • Hand-picked accommodation in B&Bs / guest houses / inns / small hotels
  • En-suite facilities where available
  • Breakfast
  • Daily baggage transfers from our own team of local drivers
  • All booking fees

We will also endeavour to include all these in any custom itinerary you wish to build for this walk.

Day 1: Skipton to Grassington (14.4m)
Day 2: Grassington to Cray (13.1m)
Day 3: Cray to Hawes (16.1m)
Day 4: Hawes to Kirkby Stephen (16.5m)
Day 5: Kirkby Stephen to Appleby (15.3m)
Day 6: Appleby to Penrith (19.9m)

 

£625 per person (single)
£570 per person (based on two sharing)

 

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Day 1: Skipton to Kettlewell (21.8m)
Day 2: Kettlewell to Askrigg (16.3m)
Day 3: Askrigg to Nateby (20.6m)
Day 4: Nateby to Appleby (16.8m)
Day 5: Appleby to Penrith (19.9m)

 

£550 per person (single)
£495 per person (based on two sharing)

 

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Day 1: Skipton to Grassington (14.4m)
Day 2: Grassington to Cray (13.1m)
Day 3: Cray to Askrigg (10.8m)
Day 4: Askrigg to Garsdale Head (12.5m)
Day 5: Garsdale Head to Kirkby Stephen (12.2m)
Day 6: Kirkby Stephen to Appleby (15.3m)
Day 7: Appleby to Penrith (19.9m)

 

£705 per person (single)
£640 per person (based on two sharing)

 

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Day 1: Skipton to Grassington (14.4m)
Day 2: Grassington to Cray (13.1m)
Day 3: Cray to Hawes (16.1m)
Day 4: Hawes to Nateby (15m)
Day 5: Nateby to Warcop (10.5m)
Day 6: Warcop to Temple Sowerby (14.3m)
Day 7: Temple Sowerby to Penrith (13.1m)

 

£705 per person (single)
£640 per person (based on two sharing)

 

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Day 1: Skipton to Hebden (12.8m)
Day 2: Hebden to Cray (15m)
Day 3: Cray to Askrigg (10.8m)
Day 4: Askrigg to Garsdale (12.5m)
Day 5: Garsdale to Kirkby Stephen (12.2m)
Day 6: Kirkby Stephen to Sandford (10.7m)
Day 7: Sandford to Temple Sowerby (14.6m)
Day 8: Temple Sowerby to Penrith (13.1m)

 

£795 per person (single)
£720 per person (based on two sharing)

 

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Day 1: Skipton to Burnsall (11.1m)
Day 2: Burnsall to Starbotton (12.7m)
Day 3: Starbotton to Askrigg (14.4m)
Day 4: Askrigg to Garsdale (12.5m)
Day 5: Garsdale to Nateby (10.7m)
Day 6: Nateby to Warcop (10.5m)
Day 7: Warcop to Appleby (6.8m)
Day 8: Appleby to Temple Sowerby (9.5m)
Day 9: Temple Sowerby to Penrith (13.1m)

 

£865 per person (single)
£790 per person (based on two sharing)

 

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Day 1: Skipton to Burnsall (11.1m)
Day 2: Burnsall to Starbotton (12.7m)
Day 3: Starbotton to Worton (12.4m)
Day 4: Worton to Hawes (7.7m)
Day 5: Hawes to Garsdale Head (6.9m)
Day 6: Garsdale to Nateby (10.7m)
Day 7: Nateby to Warcop (10.5m)
Day 8: Warcop to Long Marton (10.8m)
Day 9: Long Marton to Temple Sowerby (5.3m)
Day 10: Temple Sowerby to Penrith (13.1m)

 

£950 per person (single)
£865 per person (based on two sharing)

 

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Day 1: Skipton to Burnsall (11.1m)
Day 2: Burnsall to Kettlewell (10.8m)
Day 3: Kettlewell to Cray (5.6m)
Day 4: Cray to Askrigg (10.8m)
Day 5: Askrigg to Hawes (5.7m)
Day 6: Hawes to Garsdale Head (6.9m)
Day 7: Garsdale to Nateby (10.7m)
Day 8: Nateby to Warcop (10.5m)
Day 9: Warcop to Long Marton (10.8m)
Day 10: Long Marton to Temple Sowerby (5.3m)
Day 11: Temple Sowerby to Penrith (13.1m)

 

£1,025 per person (single)
£940 per person (based on two sharing)

 

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* All headline holiday prices are shown per person, based on two people sharing.

Baggage Transfer

Baggage Transfer is automatically included in the price of all our Walking Holiday packages.

These prices are for anyone planning their own holiday and just need bags moving from one stop to the next.

£9.00 per person per day (minimum of two persons)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£12 per person per day (minimum of two persons)

 

Max 17kg per bag

Note: If you are booking accommodation in an Airbnb, you must ensure that there will either be someone available to take collection/delivery of your bags or that they have appropriate, secure storage in the event that the proprietor is absent.

Walk Information

  • Holiday Options
  • Transport
  • Walk Info
  • Maps & Guide Books

Rest Days
Rest days can be incorporated into any walking holiday package at an additional £50.00 per person per night

Solo Travellers
Solo travellers please contact us or use the booking form to send your proposed itinerary including dates, and we will price accordingly. Where possible, we take advantage of existing bookings from other clients to ensure you receive a cost effective service.

Alternative Itineraries
For alternative itineraries to those provided for this route, please contact us, or use the Booking Form to submit your proposed itinerary and number of participants and we will quote accordingly.

Walking Season Dates
Prices are based on the walk starting after 1st April and ending before 30th September. For walks outside those dates, please contact us. We provide a reduced out of season service, but still manage to meet the needs of most customers who contact us during this period.

Personal Transport
From our parking facility in Kirkby Malham to Skipton, and return from Settle (having travelled by train on the famous Settle to Carlisle line from Appleby – train journey not included)

£35 per person (2 passengers)
£25 per person (3 passengers)
£20 per person (4 passengers)
£15 per person (5 to 7 passengers)

Walk Information
Follow in the footsteps of this indomitable woman, whose life and work still influence the Yorkshire Dales and the Eden Valley, 400 years after her birth.
The walk commences at Skipton Castle at the southern end of the Yorkshire Dales, passing many fine old houses and historic castles in its northerly progress towards its completion at Brougham Castle, just south of Penrith in Cumbria, a walk distance of 100 miles, which can be comfortably undertaken in six days. However, it is probably worth considering extending this time, in order to do justice to the many interesting buildings to be encountered en-route!
Retracing the journeys regularly undertaken by Lady Anne Clifford during the mid-1600s when, in her sixties, she set about rebuilding her castles at Skipton, Pendragon, Appleby, Brough and Brougham, as well as several churches, alms-houses, and other important buildings in the area, the walk passes through some of the finest scenery in England!
Lady Anne Clifford was the last in the line of that great family. The Cliffords owned vast estates extending from Skipton in Craven, to Brougham in Westmorland. Much of the land included wild and rugged country at the head of Wharfedale and Wensleydale, including the Mallerstang valley in the Vale of Eden.

For this walk, we can arrange your accommodation on a Bed and Breakfast basis (evening meals are usually available locally) at local inns, hotels or guest houses, and your daily baggage transfers will be included, so that you do not have to worry about carrying a heavy pack, or getting your clothing wet. The intention is to ensure that you have an interesting, enjoyable walk, with some degree of home comfort at the end of each day.

OS Explorer Maps
OL2 - Yorkshire Dales - Southern & Western areas
OL5 - English Lakes - North-eastern area
OL19 - Howgill Fells & Upper Eden Valley
OL21 - South Pennines
OL30 - Yorkshire Dales - Northern & Central areas
OL31 - North Pennines
298 - Nidderdale
297 - Lower Wharfedale & Washburn Valley

Guide Books
"Lady Anne's Way" by Sheila Gordon - Published by Skyware ISBN: 978-0955998768

ViewRanger Digital Maps
Digital Maps can be viewed on a modern smartphone using an appropriate ‘app’, which is usually provided as part of any map purchase. Brigantes are happy to recommend ViewRanger for all your digital mapping and mobile navigation needs.

The ViewRanger Shop provides Ordnance Survey maps for all parts of the UK, as well as the National Trail and selected Long Distance Paths. Map segments can also be purchased ad-hoc, allowing you to cover any walk you plan to take.

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Walkers' Testimonials

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4 Replies to “Lady Anne’s Way”

  1. We used the Brigantes bag carrying service when we walked the Howgills and Limestone Trail in September 2014. It’s a fantastic walk, one of the best we have done, and Brigantes ‘went the extra mile’ to tailor arrangements to suit our specific requirements. Their service was second to none (and we have used others) and they were so friendly and helpful that we had no hesitation in choosing them for our Lady Anne’s Way walk this September. Again we required some non-standard arrangements which were dealt with without fuss and our bags were always waiting for us when we arrived at our overnight stops. It’s a good walk with varied scenery and terrain – though the frequent and tricky gated stiles in some sections can be a little trying! Our best accommodation was, without doubt, The Old Croft House in Kirkby Stephen where we also enjoyed the finest food at the nearby Pennine Hotel.

    We used Sheila Gordon’s guidebook which was faultless other than the fact that recent alterations at Calm Slate Farm (day 1), which is a huge ice cream parlour and children’s play park, forced us to seek guidance.

    Thank you Brigantes you do an excellent job.

    1. Thank you for your lovely post, we do our best to ensure all our clients are happy, and it is good to know that the extra time and effort we put in is appreciated. There are lots more walks for you to undertake, we are adding to the list on the website all the time, so we look forward to being of assistance again!

  2. Thank you Brigantes for moving our bags on The Lady Anne’s way, friendly and efficient. It is a walk I would highly recommend, the scenery and history both very enjoyable. It is a varied route with river walking, grassy farmland high level walking (Hawes area to Kirkby Stephen) with fantastic views, lovely villages and of course the various Castles and Halls that Lady Anne lived in and visited (in various state of ruin). We would recommend the official Guide Book by Sheila Gordon published by Skyware Press, the route description and maps are excellent and we would not have managed without it. A very enjoyable walk we would do again.
    Kathryn and Neil Sep 2016

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