Some of Yorkshire’s most familiar faces have been used to create a giant maze inspired by the county.
The York Maze features giant images of three Yorkshire legends, Geoffrey Boycott, Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson and larger than life actor Brian Blessed. Each head is over 50 metres in diameter and has been carefully cut out of the 18 acre field containing over one million living maize plants.
Tom Pearcy, farmer and owner of York Maze, one of the largest in the world, said: “As a proud Yorkshireman I wanted to create a design that celebrated Yorkshire.
“I hope that visitors to the maze this summer will be bowled over by the design. They may get stumped trying to find their way round the brim of Geoffrey Boycott’s hat, and get lost in Brian Blessed’s beard, but they should be able to race round Jeremy Clarkson’s head.”
Braian Blessed was at yesterday’s launch and took a helicopter flight over the maze.
“To be invited to come to Yorkshire where my soul belongs and see my face in a giant maze with Geoffrey and Jeremy is a tremendous honour,” he said.
Geoffrey Boycott, who visited the maze earlier this week, said: “It’s very good, it´s definitely me, they’ve caught the chin well, my eyes and the hat. They’ve done a good job cutting it out. I think that kids and families visiting this summer will love it.”
Mr Pearcy added: “Unfortunately Jeremy couldn’t make it but I hope he will be able to visit before the maize is harvested to be fed to the cows at the beginning of September.”
York Maze is open to the public from today to September 1. See www.yorkmaze.co.uk for details.