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Giant's Foot

Standing Stone / Menhir

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Nearest Town:Appleby-In-Westmr. (13km NE)
OS Ref (GB):   NY563148 / Sheet: 90
Latitude:54° 31' 34.9" N
Longitude:   2° 40' 31.04" W

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Visited 02.06.13

The Giant's Foot is large recumbent stone on the W edge of Shap. It is considered by Historic England (go to Links) to be be a remnant of Shap Stone Alignment. It is an irregular flat stone measuring c. 9 feet long, 7 feet wide and 4 feet high.
Directions: A path leading W starts off Shap Main Street between the tennis court and Croft Avenue. After c. 50 yards the path continues SW across a field for c. 120 yards to a junction of dry stane dykes. The path turns SE along a dry stane dyke for c. 50 yards to reach the substantial recumbent Giant's Foot stone.
Posted by markj99
20th July 2022ce
Edited 20th July 2022ce

Visited 18.9.10
Quite easy to find although it is not visible from the main road.
When you arrive in Shap, park near the Kings Arms pub. Between the pub and the house next door is a public footpath sign. Follow this sign although it looks like you are walking up someone's garden. Over the stone stile and follow the path to the right. The footpath takes you straight past the stone.
The stone was much bigger than I expected – approximately 1 metre high by 2 metres square. For some reason I really liked this stone and would recommend a look when visiting the other sites around Shap.
Posted by CARL
7th October 2010ce

The Giant`s Foot stone lies just to the west of Shap, in a field behind the houses lining the A6.

It is said to be one of the stones in the Shap Stone Avenue.

GPS:NY 56297 14781
baza Posted by baza
25th July 2003ce
Edited 27th July 2003ce


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Historic England List Entry Number: 1011637

Shap Stone Alignment on Historic England
Posted by markj99
20th July 2022ce
Edited 22nd September 2022ce