Challenge to a-maze you

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There’s a new monster challenge in South Holland. The Lost Maze of the Dinosaurs in Whaplode opened on Saturday and will run until Wednesday, September 3.

More than 1.25 million maze seeds were used to make the 12.5 acre field. Each seed is placed at a set distance apart and at a depth of three inches.

The field is measured and marked out by hand, meaning lots of walking up and down the field, counting every row. Once the design is marked out comes the fun bit.

Lance Whittington, owner, said: “This is the fun part because I can sit on the ride on mower and whiz round the new pathways. Cutting out is a very long day but when it’s finished all I can do is wait for the maze to grow.”

This is the tenth year the maze has been in operation.

Lance said: “At the end of the season we have our two night mazes which are very popular. After the night mazes the maize is cut down and used for cattle feed by a local farmer.”

The maze at Chestnut Acre in Sholtsgate is open daily from 10am to 6pm.

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