Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership

The Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership Scheme aims to unlock and reveal the hidden heritage of the Westmorland Dales, enabling more people to connect with, enjoy and benefit from this inspirational landscape. Thanks to National Lottery players it has been supported by a grant from the Heritage Fund


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An online zoom talk exploring the ancient monuments of Shap, noted throughout history. Many have been destroyed, and the few that remain bestow an enduring mystery to the early history of the area.


Pictured: Goggleby Stone by Patrick Neaves

As early as 1607, William Camden wrote about the village in his Britannia; “there be huge stones in forme of Pyramides, some 9 foote high and fourteene foot thicke, ranged directly as it were in a rowe for a mile in length”. 

  • Name: The prehistory of Shap and the surrounding area
  • Date and Time: Wednesday 1st June 2022 3pm
  • Duration: approx 30 minutes plus Q&A
  • Presented by: Patrick Neaves

You'll need to reserve a place to join us for these ONLINE events so do please submit your details using the 'BOOK' button below. Places are limited so we will get back to you to confirm your place and provide you with Zoom information so that you can join us for this talk.


Recordings of previous Heritage Talks can be viewed here>