Orienteering at the Mazes

Orienteering at the Mazes, August 2018
Orienteering at the Mazes, August 2018

“North Gloucestershire Orienteering Club, NGOC, organised ‘maze’ orienteering around the Maize mazes at Elton,  near Newnham, Gloucestershire.
Gopro headcam video (without map) of linear course 2, navigating the maze of confusing pathways.
Score courses were also available”.

To see the video of the Orienteering at the Mazes please click this link

Visit the Elton Mazes this summer.

A visit to the Mazes is a great way to spend a day with the family and enjoy the great summer weather. Why not bring the kids along during the summer holidays?

We also have special events throughout the summer – see our events pages for details. Coming up soon is our “It’s a Dog’s Day” event.

Have you ever wondered what a Dog Day is? – well it’s a time during the Summer when Sirius (the Dog Star) rises at the same time as the sun. This happens in early August – so Dog Days are often associated with hot weather.

A photo of a dog at the mazes
A dog at the mazes

Giant Invader Maze – article in The Forester

Article from The Forester in July 2016
Article from The Forester in July 2016

The Forester 20th July 2016: “… Low lying spacecraft passing over the site of Elton’s Giant Maze near Westbury this summer wiil be surprised to see an image of Darth Vader etched into the hillside.
The Maze on a filed of Maze roughly the size of four football pitches has been cut in the likeness of the legendary Star Wars baddie.
The InVader Maze is one of four on the site with the others including an Activities Maze, a Spacecraft Maze and a Little Rocket Labarinth.
The Mazes are open from 10:30am – 6pm – last entry 5pm – from July 23 until September 4.
Mark Terry-Lush, director of Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism Association said ‘This is superb, what a genius idea’.
‘It is fantastic to see local businesses get creative especially as we are the spiritual home of Star Wars’.
‘May the Forest be with you’….”.