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Lady Anne's WayLady Anne's Way

by Sheila Gordon
ISBN: 978-1-911321-02-6
Published by: Skyware Ltd.
Date of publication: January 2019
Price: £11.99
Paperback, A5, 210 mm x 148 mm, Perfect bound, Full Colour
100 pages with 40 colour drawings, 23 colour photos, 27 full colour strip maps and 7 other maps.

Lady Anne's Way is a long distance trail of 100 miles following in the footsteps of the remarkable Lady Anne Clifford.

The walk is one of great beauty and historical interest; it passes through the wonders of the Yorkshire Dales with its unspoilt villages and its limestone pavements and progresses through the remote and rugged fellside of Mallerstang, to enter Cumbria and the romantic delights and hidden haunts of the Eden Valley.

Large scale strip maps and detailed descriptions of the entire route are interspersed with fascinating historical background, brought together with 40 beautiful drawings from celebrated artist Frank Gordon.

This is truly a walk for connoisseurs of the wild open country of the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria.



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Please note: facsimile reproduction for screen cannot match quality of printed version

Bridget and David walked Lady Anne's Way in September 2014, using the Skyware Guide. See their video diary above.


Mallerstang Skipton Castle Brougham Castle Approaching Buckden River Wharfe Embsay Approaching Appersett Viaduct Carpley Green Pendragon Castle Hawes Knocker, Brougham Hall Kirkby Stephen
Scenes from Lady Anne's Way

"If you like your long-distance walks to have a theme, this could be the perfect book"
- Westmorland Gazette

"Sheila Gordon has a lively, interesting style of writing that makes the book a pleasure to read"
- West Riding Rambler

"even if you are not planning to do the full walk, the book is well worth buying for the insights it brings into the life and achievements of a formidable early feminist and philanthropist of the Dales, for the excellent linear maps and for Frank's evocative drawings"
- Yorkshire Dales Review

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Lady Anne's Way Route

Lady Anne's Way website

Read an interview with Sheila Gordon here