Shap is a place with 1,221 (as of 2001) inhabitants in Cumbria in northwest England. since the 17th century, the town has the right to hold markets. The village is now on the West Coast Main Line railway. This part of the railway line was opened on 17 December 1846 under the Lancaster and Carlisle Railway. The then also opened railway station was closed 1968th The place is known for the Shap Summit and his passport, via which both the highway and the railway line. For steam locomotives, the rise in the north with a slope of 1:75 was often too big, so locomotives were stationed as support in Tebay. In Shap also a designated after the place pink granite is mined. The grave hill Hill of Skulls is in the north of the village.