Newcastle and the surrounding area has its fair share of fokelore and stories passed down through the generations. Maggies Leap is one of these myths that local people grow up hearing about. You can find Maggies Leap much easier from a boat in the sea as it is difficult to see from the road.
Maggies Leap is located on the cliffs just outside of Newcastle on the Ballach Road. There is a great chasm between two of the cliffs and a massive drop that falls to the sea below. This myth gets its legend from a local girl called Maggie who was walking home with a basket full of eggs. In order to escape a soldier giving chase to her, she attempted to jump the chasm and fell to her death below.
There have however been different variations of the story in which Maggie jumps, makes it safely to the other side and not one of the eggs in her basket were broken.
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