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Shap is a village and civil parish around 10 miles south of Penrith which lies between the LakeShap walkers District National Park and the Westmorland Dales area of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Surrounded by stunning scenery it is a place to relax, unwind and connect with nature.

Long known as a resting place for travellers on the route between England anShap Abbey photo courtesy of the Cumbria Photo libraryd Scotland, Shap continues to offer visitors hospitality and a true Cumbrian welcome.

The village has a good range of facilities making it an ideal base from which to explore the area whether by walking and cycling, by car or coach. It’s well worth taking time to discover more about the local area, its varied landscapes, flora and fauna and fascinating historical sites.

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