Searching for the Breamore Mizmaze

In my quest to visit all the remaining English turf mazes, I set out on a cold and drizzly afternoon to the tiny village of Breamore (a few miles from Salisbury) to find the Mizmaze on Breamore Down. Although the maze was clearly marked on my map, it was not easy to...
Letterboxing on Dartmoor

Letterboxing on Dartmoor

Letterboxing – the art of hiding boxes for others to find – has long been a popular pastime on Dartmoor. The craggy landscape of the national park provides an abundance of hiding places and the activity can be equally enjoyed by serious enthusiasts and families...
Uncovering the Mystery of Avebury’s Stones

Uncovering the Mystery of Avebury’s Stones

A group of people, standing in pairs at the centre of the stone circle, were performing a solemn ritual with exaggerated hand movements and stamping on scraps of paper. Perhaps an obscure Wiccan ceremony, or just a bonding exercise. Such sights are commonplace at...
The Riddle of English Turf Mazes

The Riddle of English Turf Mazes

Hidden away, often far from cities or public transport, turf mazes are a puzzle of the English countryside. Many known to have existed across northern Europe, including at least 60 in England. However only eleven now remain: eight in England and three in Germany. The...