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Shap Abbey

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The atmospheric ruins of Shap Abbey, including a substantial tower, lie in a secluded hollow beside the River Lowther on the National

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Longsleddale

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The little-visited valley of Longsleddale lies to the north of Kendal. From Garnett Bridge, near the A6, as you follow the River

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Wet Sleddale

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Wet Sleddale is one of several quiet valleys cutting into the eastern Lake District fells. Easily reached from the A6 south of

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Mardale

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Mardale is one of the better-known valleys of the far eastern Lake District – largely on account of its history. In the

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Swindale

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Off the beaten track, secluded, remote… Swindale is all of these things. There are a handful of cottages and farmhouses here, but

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Martindale

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Beyond Howtown on the southern shores of Ullswater, a steep, switchback road leads into the hidden valley of Martindale. Park at the

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