GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Lady Anne's Way

100 miles (161 km)

This long distance trail runs for about 100 miles from Skipton in Yorkshire to Penrith in Cumbria.
Starting in Skipton you will pass Skipton Castle before heading toGrassington,Buckden,Askrigg, Bolton Abbey, Garsdale Head,Kirkby Stephen,Great Ormside,Appleby-in-WestmorlandandPenrith where the route finishes close to Penrith Castle. There's much to enjoy with some challenging climbs, long riverside sections, striking limenstone pavement and wonderful views over the Yorkshire Dales and the Eden Valley.
The route is named after Lady Anne Cliffordwho renovated several of the historic Clifford family buildings you will pass on the way. These include the Barden Tower on the edge of the wonderful Bolton Abbey Estate.
The trail also links up with the Dales Way and the Dales High Way at various points so you could create alterante walks using these waymarked trails.

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Lady Anne's Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Lady Anne's Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Skipton Castle - - 3514935

Skipton Castle near the start of the walk.

Barden Tower - - 1773157

Barden Tower

Lady Anne's Way at Thrang - - 1983355

Lady Anne's Way at Thrang

The High Way - - 186394

The High Way. This is an old road from Mallerstang to Wensleydale. It is now know part of Lady Anne's Way, named after the indomitable Lady Anne Clifford who travelled this route between her properties.

Ford at Mallerstang (geograph 3892686)

Ford at Mallerstang. This is the first of a series of fords on the 'Old Road', part of the 100 mile long Lady Anne's Way.

Pendragon Castle - - 927364

Pendragon Castle. This 12th century castle is located just south of Kirkby Stephen on the trail. Lady Anne rebuilt the castle in 1660, adding a brewhouse, bakehouse, stables and coach-house. It remained one of the favourites among her many castles until her death in 1676 at the age of 86.

Garsdale Head - - 2120528

Garsdale Head

Penrith Castle - - 803384

Penrith Castle


GPS Files

GPX File

Lady Anne's Way.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)