The area around Shap and the Parish of Orton in Cumbria can be remote and challenging especially in winter. Shap is in remote moorland over 1000 feet above sea level. It is crossed from north to south by the main M6 motorway as well as the older road route. Alongside is the West Coast main line from London to Glasgow. It is an area of great contrast. The extensive moorland and hillside west of the M6 to a mellower area on the limestones to the east. Shap is famous for its ruined Abbey, and in railway history as being one of the true pioneering engineering routes of the industrial revolution allowing steam trains to travel from London to Glasgow.
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