History of Hoo Hill Maze


Hoo Hill Maze is set in privately owned grounds within a small, secluded orchard.

The Maze itself measures 30 metres square, and 2 metres high, with a 6 metre square centre. It was designed and planted in the summer of 1983 by the owner, John Brindle, using 1000 Golden Leylandii saplings.

There is an extension to one side planted about 1993, slightly less labyrinthine, but continuing the theme.

The pathways are gravelled making them readily accessible even in wet weather. In all, it creates a challenging and enjoyable time for all the family.

Over the past few years, John has been working hard to create additional  areas within the grounds, so there are places to play games, peaceful and reflective spaces to enjoy the natural surroundings, and a continual programme of creative planting  .

This year we have added two Log Cabins, for indoor picnics, or simply shelter from  the weather