The world’s largest dry stone wall maze is being built in our forest!
The Friends of Dalby Forest are assisting in the development of the Dry Stone Wall Maze that is being built in Dalby Forest. We have been involved in the fundraising of this project via the Buy a Stone scheme (now finished) as well as assisting in practical tasks such as path clearing on the completed sections, weeding and site prep and some moving stone to assist the build.
For business donors and anyone interested in being a major sponsor, there are now opportunities to buy one of the maze’s Special Features like gates, stiles and smout holes. If you are specifically interested in this option, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Some A-Maze-ing Facts
- It will take 2 dry stone wallers several years to build the maze
- The maze will be 80 metres x 80 metres
- Maze walls will be 2 metres high and 1m wide at the base
- 4032 tonnes of stone will be used
- The full length of stone wall will measure 1610 metres
- The concept of the maze was dreamed up by dry stone waller Mark Ellis who will now see his ideas made real as he is the one building the maze!
- The maze will have a wide range of features found in Yorkshire field walls and gardens, like stone step stiles, squeeze stiles, smout holes, kissing gates, phantom gates and moon gates.
Dalby Maze: A work-in-progress (2017)
Older articles about the maze
Stone carving workshop review (October 2016) http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/dry-stone-circle-lost-art-of-the-labyrinth-1-8198941