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Three Rings of Shap - Ring 1 Mosedale


40 km / 25 miles
Ring 1 MOSEDALE (18 miles): Travelling west from Shap this ring passes above the aptly named Wet Sleddale reservoir to reach remote Mosedale Cottage via quiet and secluded moorland. It then ascends two of Haweswater's 'Wainwrights', Branstree and Selside Pike, offering superb views of High Street and Eastern Lakeland. Descending to the hidden valley of Swindale with its magnificent waterfalls and the Truss Gap checkpoint the route returns to Shap through the hamlets of Rosgill and Keld passing historic Shap Abbey on the way.

The route is one of the Three Rings of Shap, three separate circular routes each starting at Shap village. The routes visit remote moorlands and navigational skills are required.

A route description is available for download from the main Three Rings page. The route description covers all three Rings.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Very Challenging
Start and Finish: NY563151 - Shap, Cumbria View on StreetMap


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Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
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Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

Bunk House
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Route Profile:

30.6 km (19.0 miles)
1,083 m (3,553 ft) ascent
708 m (2,323 ft)  maximum height

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