sports & leisure
Shap football club currently has only 1 team after lurching from crisis to crisis last season ,they are now playing in division 2 following a disastrous season winning only one league game
please note the following websites are crap and seldom updated !
fixtures are on line at http://shap.westmorlandleague.co.uk/
.Any new sponsors will always be welcome ,contact hodge .
For fixtures and results of cup matches ,visit http://www.westmorlandfa.com/FixturesAndResults/
shap reserves v wetheriggs res 08/09 season, shaps keeper dives to his right to save a penalty to help shap to a 2-1 victory which took them 2nd in the table.
more action from shap v wetheriggs o8/09 season(courtesy of k.woof)
shap fc s new tops for the 2008/09 season sponsored by the kings arms - spud & pottsy with kings arms landlord dave (picture taken by shap fc official photographer k. woof)
shap first and second team captains pottsy & spud with their new shirts and sponsors for the 2008/09 season .ian jolly( fell top meats) and simon bentley (bentley electrical) missing from picture are managers hodge and trev and secretary fred leach . (picture taken by shap fc official photographer kieran woof )
shap bowling club
Shap has an excellent bowling green maintained to a great standard by the tireless efforts of bj ,the clubhouse is newly refurbished and new members welcome,
the season starts in early may
secretary j smith 01931 716958
shap memorial park & play area
shap memorial park is home to the cricket and football teams as well as the bowling club ,tennis courts and swimming pool .at the top of the park is an enclosed play area for children with swings slide roundabout etc.( see picture)
shap youth club
shap youth club has restarted on fridays in the memorial hall from 7-9.30pm
shap cricket club
shap cricket team play in the premier league of the eden valley league . they start the season in the premier league following promotion last year,fitures start in late april
contact details and fixtures can be found at - http://www.evcl.info/
shap swimming pool
Shap swimming pool now has its own website www.shapswimmingpool.co.uk
they are also on facebook -https://www.facebook.com/groups/88287474315/
penrith angling association
penrith anglers control 43.7 miles of water with fishing on the rivers eden,eamont,lowther,petteril, leith and lyvennet and many more,visitor tkts are available for selected stretches from the 15th mar-30th sep. for more info : www.penrithanglers.co.uk or tel 0176888294
for more information on fishing licences visit www.environment-agency.gov.uk/rodlicence . rod licences cost as little as £3.75 a day
shap tennis courts
The tennis courts are free to use , just bring your rackets and balls and away you go ,gets busy during wimbledon fortnight !!
Shap is the perfect place as a base if you are wanting to explore the fells on foot ,there are a lot of fairly easy walks round the shap area if you are not too active ,or more strenuous ones if you fancy them, wainwrights coast to coast walk passes through shap on the route from st bees in the west to robin hoods bay in the east (or vice-versa). if you are walking through the area please remember to follow the countryside code: be safe-plan ahead and follow any signs - leave gates and property as you find them - protect plants and animals,and take your litter home - keep dogs under close control - consider other people . For weather info on your walk visit www.lake-district.gov.uk/weatherline .
If when walking in the area you find that some paths are overgrown or inaccessible please contact cumbria county councils rights of way officer - email@example.com . By reporting these problems you help to keep the paths clear for everybody ,if you prefer you can contact shaplad at this website and we will report the problem as well (the more complaints the more chance of something getiing done !) firstname.lastname@example.org
The lake district national park authority,national trust and natural england have a project called fixthefells which is mainaining the footpaths on the hills for more infowww.fixthefells.co.uk
There are many areas around shap where the native red squirrel can still be seen, for more info on red squirrels in the area www.saveoursquirrels.org.uk
Both the coast to coast walk and the westmorland way pass through shap ,details on the coast to coast walk can be found on the dedicated page on this website . The westmorland way details can be found at - http://www.westmorlandway.co.uk/
The annual three rings of shap has been completed for 2011 ,for details and next years date go to http://www.ldwa.org.uk/challenge_events/show_event.php?event_id=8977
date announced for this year - 23rd -24th june 2012
An amazing variety of wildlife can be seen around shap, from birds of prey to deer. the picture on the left was taken on 3rd of feb 2009.
the eden valley is a great area to explore by bike from easy routes to the more challenging,
shap ramblers get together for walks round the area ,for info contact sarah on 01931 716188
several pubs hold regular poker nights and 1 pub in the village holds a poker night which is affiliated to a league . The qualifiers from there go through to regional finals to play for big prizes. the pub is the bulls head on fridays , for more info see the pubs
several darts teams from shap pubs play in the shap and district league and the penrith and district leagues , the shap league takes place on wednesday nights ,the penrith league on fridays .see local pubs for more details. penrith league results and fixtures can be found on http://www.innerspin.co.uk/penrithdarts/
There are several teams in the shap pool league which takes place on thursday nights, see pubs for more details or go to www.shapanddistrictpoolleague.weebly.com
more info can be found at http://www.houndtrailing.org.uk
activities in kendal
activities in penrith
Penrith has started getting big name music acts to play at the leisure centre ,billy bragg ,chart act -funeral for a friend played this year -details on whats on page
penrith leisure centre www.eden.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/leisure-centres/penrith-leisure-centre/