getting to shap
how to get here.
Shap is easily accessible from the M6 motorway if you are driving ,simply take junction 39 and follow the signs, on the A6 Shap is 16 miles north of Kendal and 10 miles south of Penrith . To reach Shap by train the nearest train station is Penrith north lakes ,which is 11 miles away , Shap is connected to both Penrith and Kendal by a daily bus service (mon-sat) buses run from about 07.30 to 18.30 (full timetable below) you can get taxis from Penrith to Shap but expect to pay !! expect to pay around £30-£40 one way (see tradesmen page for cheapest option) .Taxis from Kendal are also available but expect to pay £35+ one way . If you are walking to Shap then good luck !! shap is on the coast to coast walk and walking from patterdale is widely regarded as one of the most gruelling legs on the journey but there's always that cold pint and good grub to look forward to !.
For maps including google street view -see street view and maps page on this website.
Bus timetable and fare info : the 106 /107 service Monday- Saturday no buses on Sundays.
Penrith (bus station) -- Shap( memorial hall) Kendal (blackhall road)-- Shap
single £2.75 rtrn £4.70, single £2.05 rtrn £3.50
07.25 -- 07.50 07.15 -- 07.50
09.10 -- 09.36 08.45 -- 09.32
10.10 -- 10.36 10.45 -- 11.32
12.10 -- 12.36 12.45 -- 13.32
14.10 -- 14.36 13.45 -- 14.32
15.45 -- 16.36 ** 15.45 -- 16.32
16.10 -- 16.36 * 17.40 -- 18.27
17.35 -- 18.01
20.20 -- 20.45
21.55 -- 22.20 (fri/sat only)
services are operated by -stagecoach ,apollo and grand prix
** schooldays only
* saturdays and school hols
For anyone wanting to travel to orton the fare is £1.20 single.
full local timetables can be found at -http://www.stagecoachbus.com/localdefault.aspx
Prices are correct as of 21/04/2012.information supplied is in good faith and as up to date as we can be ,but we do not accept responsibility for any errors .
Bus & train info :traveline 0871 2002233 ,07.00-20.00 .national rail enquiries 08457484950 .virgin trains 08457222333 www.virgintrains.com www.thetrainline.com www.tpexpress.co.uk This last one is the website for transpennine express who run direct trains from manchester airport to kendal & penrith).
info on travelling by coach can be found at www.gobycoach.com and www.nationalexpress.com
From the nearest airports it takes approximately the following times to drive to shap :- manchester-2 hours ,liverpool -2hours, newcastle -2hours ,blackpool -1hour 30min . There are direct trains from manchester airport to penrith north lakes railway station .
local weather for shap can be found on http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/nw/shap_latest_weather.html