Although new to Ingleton this ancient symbol is found in many cultures throughout the world. The Labyrinth is a complex symbol. For some it represents a passage to inner peace and stillness, for others a fertility dance or the ultimate play between life and death. In Scandinavia the Labyrinth is thought to trap evil spirits and trolls.
Made from stone found locally, the Ingleton Labyrinth is framed on three sides by steep stone cliffs in a secluded quarry at the end of Ingleton’s popular Waterfalls Trail. The Labyrinth was built by Andy Weller and local artist Philippa Troutman with help from members of the public at a workshop for the Overground Underground Festival which runs until September 2016.
The Labyrinth is already attracting a lot of attention from passing walkers of all ages. Children in particular have been leaping and dancing along its pathways often dragging their parents behind them.
For more information about the labyrinth go to www.andyweller.co.uk