The famous Cairnie Mega Maze, sited near Cupar at one of the country’s top fruit farms, will be opened to the public later this month.

This year the maze, at award winning Cairnie Fruit Farm, follows the theme of the 2012 London Olympics, and is in the shape of an athlete running with an Olympic torch.

Sown in maize, the stunning feature grows to a height in excess of eight feet.

It stretches skyward at the astonishing average rate of an inch a day, and by the time of its opening on July 26 it will already be four to five feet high.

The attraction had been due to open next week, but the poor summer weather has led to a delay.

One of the farm’s owners, Cameron Laird, said that the artistically designed labyrinth of pathways and blind alleys extends to over 6 acres.

“Like all maize mazes the Cairnie Mega Maze will only have a short life before being harvested in October and fed to the cattle.

”The unusual setting and scale, to say nothing of the marvel of the design and nature of the materials, makes for a truly amazing visit” she said.

A Mega Maze ticket includes unlimited use of the farm’s Funyard, which is packed with activities.

Highlights include the go-cart track and the giant straw bale climbing fortress. There are also trampolines, a massive sand box, swings, and slides.

Cairnie Fruit Farm is a long established family run business, and is a popular local landmark.

In 2007 it was awarded four stars by Visit Scotland, and more recently it won a prestigious Scottish Countryside Alliance award for Best Rural Enterprise 2011, and represented Scotland at the Grand Final awards ceremony in London in March 2012.

 

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