Family walks, rambles, fell walks, long distance walks, walking help and walking related events

Here are some of the people we have supported and what they have achieved.

A beautiful lake in the Lake District National Park surrounded by mountains.

Details of how to get to Eden by road, train or air

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The people of Shap speak a variant of the Penrithian dialect, which is itself a variant of the Cumbrian dialect spoken around the Penrith and Eden district area.

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  Shap Wells Hotel. Aerial photo by Simon Ledingham

In 1984 when they were laying the gas pipeline near the Shap Granite Pink Quarry they found a 13th century canoe preserved in the peaty ground.

Join us on another exciting moonlight Snowdon expedition. Feel a fantastic sense of achievement as you climb steadily to the summit of the highest mountain in England and Wales at the same time raising funds to support Shap’s work with vulnerable, homeless people.

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Early (12th- and 13th-century) forms such as Hep and Yheppe point to an Old Norse rendering Hjáp of an Old English original Hēap = "heap", (of stones), perhaps referring to an ancient stone circle, cairn, or to the Shap Stone Avenue just to the west of the village.[2]

Where to find Tourist Information Centres in Eden, contact details and what services they offer

Free WiFi is available throughout the entire hotel including all public areas, conference rooms and guest accommodation. Complimentary parking is available at the front and rear of the hotel.

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Our friendly bed and breakfast/hostel has 9 letting rooms directly on Wainwrights Coast to Coast Walk. We are the first accommodation in town once entering Shap from a days walk from Patterdale. We have recently started offering evening meals on request and have camping pitches if the weather permits!

Area Any Alston Appleby in Westmorland Kirkby Stephen Penrith Ullswater

One of the highest market towns in England set in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

SHAP Response to the Help to Heat (ECO 3) Consultation 17 August 2016

Type All Hotels and B&Bs Self-Catering Places Camping & Caravan Parks

For leisure guests we are located close to the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and Scottish Borders, surrounded by open and wooded countryside, red deer, red squirrels and other wildlife within the grounds of the hotel and beyond. Whether you are visiting us for a leisurely break, a conference, wedding celebration or simply breaking your journey on route to the North or South we are the perfect destination for you.

Explore Eden's Christian heritage with a series of Church Trails

Identify and engage leaders from all sectors of sustainable housing. Identify and secure funding from relevant sources. Produce at least one “task and finish” sustainable housing project each year. Influence european, national and local sustainable housing policies and strategies. Engage key national and local organisations to support the delivery of these objectives.

There were two schools one for boys and one for girls, these were made into one school in 1955 using the boys school building, and the girls school became a secondary school then magistrates court, youth centre and is now the library.

Our mission is to promote social justice  and to combat poverty and homelessness.  Our aim is to enable homeless, vulnerable, or disadvantaged people to take control of their own lives and to receive high quality housing and support.

Many of our rooms having breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside and fells, offering a true taste of the English countryside. The hotel has retained many of its original features over the years and much time has been taken to retain the true character of the building.

SHAP Ltd, 2nd Floor, Lakeside Building Prescot Rd, St Helens Merseyside WA10 3TP Telephone: 01744 454056

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SHAP Response to the Ofgem Voluntary Redress Consultation 24 August 2016

New Ing Lodge Main Street Shap, Cumbria CA10 3LX


Riding stables, trekking and equestrian centres and where to buy horse riding equipment

The cult British film 'Withnail and I' was filmed at Sleddale Hall, near Shap. Please note: This is on private property, and should not be visited.

Downloadable cycling routes,cycle hire, guided rides and tuition plus cycling help

Shap has not always been called that name, the first written records call it Heppe, and this is believed to come from the word ‘heap’ referring to a pile of stones and quite likely to the Shap Stones.

A searchable listing of places to eat in Eden

Activity Centres in Eden offering quad biking and off roading experiences

The Performance Gap for New Build Homes – Innovate UK funded KTN research 2016

Although Shap is geographically a small village, it is legally a market town with a charter dating from the 17th century. The parish was, between 1905 and 1935, administered by an urban district council. At one time, the granite works (which are situated about a mile outside the village) was in itself a separate community, with its own Co-op.

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