The Richmond Way does not have the status of a National Trail but it is an excellent walk, almost entirely on permitted paths and quiet country lanes, from the gates of Lancaster Castle to the gates of Richmond Castle. It is the invention of John Coppack who devised the route over several years. During its 62 miles you will follow the Lune Valley and its tributary River Greta to Ingleton where you enter the limestone country of the Yorkshire Dales. At Ribblehead you walk beneath the most famous railway viaduct in the country before crossing wild moorland to reach Wensleydale, largest of the Yorkshire Dales. Finally, after crossing Redmire Moor to reach Swaledale, you follow the meandering river Swale to historic Richmond.