...in which we explore Lady Anne's Way, the long distance trail celebrating its 25th birthday this year, with its founder, Sheila Gordon. As we stride along the airy High Way – an ancient route linking Wensleydale and Mallerstang – Sheila recounts the remarkable tale of the indomitable first lady of Westmorland, Lady Anne Clifford, and her 38-year battle to recover her lands and castles – before encountering crumbling packhorse inns, dashing highwaymen and a church that time forgot, all in the melodic company of lapwing, curlew and oyster catchers.
For more information about Lady Anne's Way see www.ladyannesway.co.uk
High Hall - once a farm, and likely once a coaching inn.
Sheila Gordon on the High Way, Mallerstang Edge behind.
Walling repairs on the High Way.
Hell Gill Bridge - the border between Yorkshire and Cumbria - the old Westmorland.
Sheila at Lunds Church.
Lunds Church - east window.
Our production team for the day: Dave, and - on work experience - Max, aged 9.
One of Lady Anne's: Pendragon Castle, in the jaws of Mallerstang.
Our route for the day.