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, helping to prepare the site as well as assisting Mark Ellis in practical tasks such as sorting the stone.
Please note: The Buy a Stone / carving workshops are now finished. Due to COVID19, we have been unable to hold the open days in 2020/21 for everyone who has purchased a stone or attended a workshop, but we hope to be able to hold one when practicable.
For business donors and anyone interested in being a major sponsor, there are 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