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New ‘Visit Shap’ leaflet showcases all Shap has to offer

The intriguing history and heritage of the area in and around Shap is being highlighted thanks to aShap leaflet launch partnership between Westmorland and Furness Council’s Economic Development and Tourism Team and the parish council. The brand new leaflet will help promote the lovely area in and around the village of Shap to both visitors and locals.

Chairman of Shap Parish Council, Mrs Jean Jackson said “this really has been a local project with input from members of the community and coordination and financial contributions from Westmorland and Furness council and Shap Parish Council. We are justly proud of our village and beauty of the surrounding area as well as our heritage and history which we would like to share with our visitors.  We are obviously keenShap leaflet to encourage them to stay longer and support and buy local.”

The leaflet features the fascinating history and heritage of the village, places of interest and the many walking and cycling opportunities and will be a great starting point for visitors wanting to learn more about the area.  For example have you heard of the Goggleby Stone (a stone from the megalithic avenue which can be seen on the footpath to Keld) or did you know that the Shap polished pink granite can be found throughout the country, including outside St Paul’s Cathedral in London?  Wainwrights coast to coast long distance walk also passes through the area along with the Westmorland Way and Millers Way walks.

The publication will be invaluable to visitors wanting to stay and visit Shap and enable them to discover and learn more about the area.

Councillor Neil Hughes commented “This is a really positive local initiative and demonstrates the importance of working with our local communities. The leaflet will actively promote the Shap area and encourage new visitors to stay longer, take time to explore and enjoy the local cafes and pubs. It’s a positive step in attracting visitors to the more rural parts of our area so helping to reduce some of the pressures from the honey pot areas.”

The leaflet is the latest in a series of town leaflets which cover Appleby, Penrith, Kirkby Stephen, Alston and Orton and Tebay. Leaflets are available from local Tourist Information Centres

More information on the area is available on the Visit Eden website  

Westmorland and Furness Council are currently developing their visitor economy service plan as part of the wider economic development and regeneration plan. An important part of the plan will be local area promotion and delivery, working with businesses and the wider local community to maximise the potential of the area both as a place to visit, live and work.

Businesses who would like to have a supply of leaflets for their visitors are asked to Email: