The famous Cairnie Mega Maze, sited near Cupar at one of the country’s top fruit farms, is now standing five feet high and attracting a lot of attention from visitors.

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, and stretches skyward at the astonishing rate of an inch a day.

The artistically designed labyrinth of pathways and blind alleys extends to over 6 acres, and will only have a short life before being harvested in October and fed to the cattle.

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.

The photograph shows an aerial picture of the maze.

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