Turf Labyrinths

Turf Labyrinths – another type of unicursal (one path) Labyrinth

There are also other types of unicursal labyrinths i.e. turf labyrinths.

In some of the turf labyrinths you walk on the turf ridge. In others you walk in the trenches between the turf ridges.

The turf labyrinths are said to be a copy of the pavement labyrinths in the cathedrals.

In England, there are 8 turf labyrinths today. The most well-known is probably the one in Saffron Walden in Essex, southeast of Cambridge. Saffron Walden is also the largest and oldest of the surviving turf labyrinths. The labyrinth has a path length of 1.6 km.

In Germany there are 3 turf labyrinths.

There are no turf labyrinths in Denmark. If there have been any turf labyrinths in Denmark, they have long disappeared.

The photos of the turf labyrinths in England are by Jeff Saward, Labyrinthos, www.labyrinthos.net.

Saffron Walden diagram

Saffron Walden



St. Catherines Hill