The Hereford Labyrinth
The Hereford Labyrinth will be a permanent installation, 20 meters in diameter, on the Bishop’s Meadow, providing space for fun, exercise, peace and contemplation.
The Labyrinth will be free for all to enjoy 24hours a day.
A Labyrinth is different from a Maze, a Maze you can get lost in. A Labyrinth has a single convoluted path with many reversals of direction and confounded expectations, that nonetheless, leads eventually to its goal.
The design for this labyrinth is inspired by the Mappa Mundi, a Medieval Map housed at Hereford Cathedral. It dates from around the end of the thirteenth century.
The drawing of a tiny labyrinth can be found on the island of Crete and is only a few centimetres across.