visit Shap & the Lowther Valley...
Farming has been at the heart of life in the Lowther Valley for hundreds of years - the fertile pastures being grazed by sheep and cattle for generations.
Shap was on an important droving road from Scotland into England. Bonnie Prince Charlie came this way as his bedraggled army retreated during the Jacobite Rebellion.
About the area
History & heritage
Art & culture
From a traditional toy maker's shop to learning how to hand-throw pottery, there's a couple of things to do.
art & culture
Keep an eye open for the Golden Eagle that lives around Haweswater, it's quite special when you spot it.
A must see is the famous Lowther Horse Driving Trials & Country Fair - Cumbria's biggest weekend event.