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Peace Maze

Bellingham Maze - Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The world's second largest permanent hedge maze was designed to commemorate the peace and reconciliation efforts of Northern Ireland in the past century.

The hedge is comprised of 6,000 yew trees, many of which were planted by people from all over Northern Ireland during December of 2000. It covers 2.7 acres (11,000 square meters) with a hedge length of over 2 miles (3,550 meters), a path length of 3,147 meters, and a hedge height of 1.5 meters, which is lower than the usual hedge maze height, done so to facilitate communication and interaction between visitors in different areas of the paths.