HEREIS THE ENGMA OF YOURSELF, WAL KING AND
BRETAHING UNDER THE RESTLESS SKY, BELOW THE UN
RIPE STARS. SOON THE PLATUEA FLOATS INTO IST
VAST STRAGNGE NIGHT AND MOSS OUTWITS US AL.
On the high moor, this is such a remote and hidden guidestoop you are unlikely to meet anyone else there. Unless you are travelling with a companion, you will stand alone with the sky, the horizons, and the bog (the Deadshaw Sick of the title). Thus it is fitting that the companion stone is placed on a path at some distance from the guidestoop, showing the traveller he is close, but not intruding on his eventual experience of being alone with the original stone in its atmospheric setting.
So in your quest to find the guidestoop, first of all you will encounter the companion stone, a recumbent man, who could be dead or sleeping and who also has the shape of a toppled guidestoop. He lies on a sledge, which is how heavy loads were sometimes transported on these heather moors.