THREE RINGS OF SHAP
A PHOTOGRAPHIC WALKING WEBSITE by NEIL HASLEWOOD
Three Rings Of Shap - 14th June 2008 (Ring 1 Mosedale)
WALK STATISTICS
Date 14th June 2008 Description Three Rings Of Shap
Start Point Shap Memorial Hall Peaks Climbed Branstree 713m
Total Time 6hrs 23min <--- Time Taken Selside Pike 655m
Walking Time 6hrs 03min    
Stopped Time 0hrs 20min    
Distance 18.25 miles    
Moving Average 3.0 mph Start Grid Ref NY 56311 15025
Elevation at Start 256 metres Temperature 10-15°C
Total Ascent 925 metres Weather Sun, Cloud & some Rain
Max Elevation 713 metres Walking With Organised Challenge Walk (100+)
WALK NOTES

Shap Memorial Hall - Steps Hall - Sleddale Grange - Wet Sleddale - Mosedale Cottage - Selside Brow - Branstree - Selside Pike - Nabs Moor - Mosedale Beck Waterfalls - Truss Gap - Tailbert - Rayside - Rosgill - Shap Abbey - Keld - Shap Memorial Hall

Although there was a little rain during the day it was mainly dry and occassionally sunny. The Three Rings of Shap as you can imagine is split into three sections. These are Ring 1 Mosedale (18 miles) which heads towards the Lake District and takes in the two Wainwrights of Branstree and Selside Pike - Ring 2 Lyvennet, Leith & Lowther (24 miles) which crosses farm and parkland and visits many Westmoreland villages - Ring 3 Great Asby (20 miles) which follows Wainwrights Coast to Coast route out of Shap and then explores the National Nature Reserve of Great Asby Scar in classic limestone country.

I walked Ring 1 - The Mosedale Ring - which included some lovely and dramatic scenery. Not only did I add two more Wainwright Fells to my completed list but I also visited the dramatic waterfalls of Mosedale Beck at Forces Falls. It was a great walk and one that I will certainly do again one day.

MAP 1
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MAP 2
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MAP 3
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PROFILE
REFERENCE

Reference Books Used

None
Maps Used
OL5 Explorer - The English Lakes (North Eastern Area)
PHOTOGRAPHS
Registration at Shap Memorial Hall
Registration at Shap Memorial Hall
Outside Shap Memorial Hall before the start
Wall stile on path leaving Shap
Uneven Stepping Stones over River Lowther
Path follows River Lowther
Crossing field of Buttercups
Wet Sleddale Reservoir
Green Farm
Path to Mosedale
Path to Mosedale Cottage
Mosedale Cottage comes into view
Mosedale Cottage with walkers and cyclists
Branstree Summit
Branstree Summit with Harter Fell and High Street
Branstree Summit
Branstree Summit with Harter Fell
Refreshments near Branstree Summit
Artlecrag Cairn near Branstree
Artlecrag Cairn near Branstree
Artlecrag Cairn near Branstree
Artlecrag Cairn near Branstree & Selside Pike
Artlecrag Cairn near Branstree with Haweswater
Artlecrag Cairn near Branstree with Haweswater
Artlecrag Cairn near Branstree with Haweswater
Artlecrag Cairn near Branstree with Haweswater and Selside Pike
Artlecrag Cairn near Branstree
Haweswater from path to Selside Pike
Path to Selside Pike
Selside Pike Summit
Selside Pike Summit shelter
Walking to Nabs Moor - Selside Pike behind
Forces Falls Waterfalls - Mosedale Beck
Path next to Forces Falls Waterfalls
Forces Falls - Mosedale Beck
Forces Falls - Mosedale Beck
Forces Falls - Mosedale Beck
Forces Falls - Mosedale Beck
Uneven Stepping Stones over Swindale Beck
Path near Tailbert
Path through buttercups near Rosgill
River Lowther
Shap Abbey
Path near Keld

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