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Long distance hiking trail

Patterdale to Shap

· 1 review · Long distance hiking trail · Eden
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A spectacular walk from Patterdale to Shap that takes you out of the Lake District.

difficult
24.1 km
7:30 h
894 m
791 m

From the beautiful valley of Patterdale follow the path in the direction of Shap, leaving the Lake District behind. Once out of the Lake District the wayfinding becomes easier and the gradients become gentler as you wind your way towards Shap. Don't let this fool you though, on today’s walk it is the distance which leaves you tired, and with no shops or pubs along the way to refuel, don't forget to bring plenty of water and food.

There are over 1300 m of ascent today, as you walk over the Kidsty Pike and follow this descent steeply down to Haweswater. 

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Author
Kinga Baranya
Updated: January 14, 2019

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
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Highest point
778 m
Lowest point
152 m
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This walk is part of the following itineraries:

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Start

Patterdale (153 m)
Coordinates:
DD
54.533957, -2.931890
DMS
54°32'02.2"N 2°55'54.8"W
UTM
30U 504407 6042934
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Destination

Shap

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These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

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Coordinates

DD
54.533957, -2.931890
DMS
54°32'02.2"N 2°55'54.8"W
UTM
30U 504407 6042934
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Reviews

5.0
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Andrew McCready
August 27, 2019 · Community
We had fine weather which reached 29 degrees in late August. This was a long tough walk and due to the heat we had to stop and rest a few times. The steep downhill from Kidsty Pike was tough but the walk from the bottom seemed to never end. Don't underestimate the degree of difficulty of this walk.
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Tina Smeed
September 16, 2018 · Community
This a long day full of uphill slog then a steep descent and many long winding pathways into Shap. Exhausting but rewarding at the top with 360 degree views. A fitting farewell to the Lakes District- a journey which will not be forgotten.
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
24.1 km
Duration
7:30h
Ascent
894 m
Descent
791 m
Round trip Healthy climate

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