14 August 1997
Maize maze opened on Oxfordshire farm

Millets Farm Centre, near Abingdon, Oxfordshire, has opened a Maize maze cut from almost 3.24 ha (eight acres) of the 2.4m (8ft) high crop. It contains 3.73 miles of paths and junctions in the shape of a windmill.

The maze is just one further diversification for Nigel Carter, managing director, of the 404.7 ha (1,000 acre) farm. It already includes a farm shop, garden centre, restaurant and pick-your-own fruit and vegetables.

The maze cost him £10,000 but he hopes to turn a profit at £3 for adults, £2 for children and £10 for a family ticket.

It will remain open until the corn cobs are harvested in late October.

  • The Times 14/08/97 page 7