What is a labyrinth? Well, it's not a maze. You can't get lost in it since there is only ONE path! There are many different patterns of labyrinth and North Country has recreated a number of designs such as the Medieval 11 coil of Chartres Catherdral. Thousands of people have walked them at Lindisfarne, Rievaulx and Whitby Abbeys, York Minister, Barton on Humber, Kiplin Hall and many other locations.
How do you walk a labyrinth? There is no correct way to walk a labyrinth, you only have to enter and follow the path. Because there are no choices to be made your mind is free to wander and what you think about is up to you. Some people use walking meditation, others music, songs, quotations or poetry. You can use the twists and turns in the path to think about the twists and turns in your own life, it is entirely up to you. The path is longer than you might at first think and our designs include seating in the centre to allow time to pause, reflect and share you thoughts before winding your way to the exit.