The Labyrinth is situated in a spectacular location on the hillsides surrounding Looe Bay, with breathtaking sea and coastal views.
It was originally created to enhance the challenging Coast Path walk between Looe and Seaton, with free entry any time, any day. But the path that runs past the labyrinth has now been officially closed, due to landslips further eastwards (ie between the labyrinth and the small Cornish village of Seaton, a couple of miles away).
The labyrinth intself has changed a lot since these photos were taken - nature has taken back what people created. So instead of the pathway being neatly defined in gravel there's now a grassy furrow in the ground. But the path's still clear to follow, and the appeal of the labyrinth is timeless.
Above: aerial photograph of the Labyrinth and shoreline by kind permission of hang-glider
Opening ceremony in February 2010: by kind permission of Chris Bowden: www.chrisbowdenphotography.com
|If you want to visit the labyrinth and don't want to go past the 'Path Closed' sign at Bodigga Cliff (see Location page) you can do one (or both!) of these two things: come to an event here (see our Events page). Or - even better - come and stay in our Old Coach House (see below).
- Dogs welcome on leads; there may be farm animals and/or wild animals around.
- Free entry, donation towards upkeep very welcome - or a bit of tidying up, e.g. a bit of weeding, or putting some of the scattered gravel back into the pathway, would be much appreciated!
Living Lightly at The Labyrinth ... if you want spend some time here, with the chance to visit the labyrinth as often as you like and at any time of day or night, come and stay in our old stone coach house that we've converted into off-grid accommodation for up to 8 adults (or a bevy of kids). It's very private, and has wonderful views over the curving coastline and the island. If you're walking the Coast Path, we're halfway between Plymouth and Fowey - a serious day's walk from each. If you're on wheels, waterborne, or airborne, you'll be equally welcome. Interested? Click on the Accommodation page.