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Goggleby Stone - Shap

Goggleby Stone, Shap, Coast to Coast

What is the Goggleby Stone?

The Goggleby Stone is a megalithic monument, a large single standing stone dating back to between 3,000 and 2,000 b.c, laying in a field on the immediate outskirts of Shap, within 100 yards of the Coast to Coast path as it passes between Shap Abbey and Shap town. A path leads out from the town between the rear of some houses, to some fields. The stone lies in the second field, close to the edge and easily observable.

This stone is part of Shap Stone Avenue which is one of the major network of megalithic monuments in the eastern part of Cumbria. Immediately north of this field is Asper's Field, wherein lies the Asper's Field Stone, another megalithic stone monument. The Gobbleby Stone stands about 10 feet high, and there is a cup mark on its north face, as seen in the photograph below. The stone is now fixed upright, with cement, having once fallen.
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Goggleby Stone from its south side

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Goggleby Stone from its North side
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Close up of North side of Goggleby Stone
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The Wild Beauty of the Coast to Coast Path is designed both as a trail guide, and as an informative and adventurous travelogue. Written by Roy David McKee, this is a must-read for anyone contemplating the walk.

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Features of the Book:
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