Resurfacing Cliveden's mazeCliveden, Buckinghamshire
- Dates21 January 2020 to 24 January 2020
- Holiday typeShort break
- AvailabilityNo longer available
- Activity type Coast and countryside, Construction
- Holiday code20BSZ103
- AccommodationChilterns Bunkhouse
About Resurfacing Cliveden's mazeResurface the pathways in the wonderful yew maze.
Covering almost a third of an acre, the first maze at Cliveden was installed by Lord Astor in 1894, and a design based on that original maze was reinstated from 2009 to 2011. It’s one of Cliveden’s highlights for visitors young and old, but the myriad pathways are in need of some TLC to keep them at their best.
You’ll join our maintenance team to tackle the 500 metres of paths that make up the maze. Created from over 1,000 metres of steel edging and 120 tonnes of gravel, all bordered by two-metre tall yew tree hedges, it’s seriously impressive stuff, and you’ll be helping to make the maze amazing again.
About the accommodation
This bunkhouse provides rustic, basic accommodation which comprises two restored barns located amongst the woodlands and grassland of the Ashridge Estate. The first building comprises two dormitories each containing five sets of bunk beds. The second building contains the kitchen, lounge, toilets, showers and disabled facilities. The kitchen has been recently refitted and outside there is a lovely seating area. The wild fallow deer are regularly seen on the lawn outside the bunkhouse. There is no mobile signal in the bunkhouse but you should find some with a short walk into the nearby woods.
Facilities: drying room, garden, washing machine, tumble dryer, pay phone.
Bedding: only mattress cover provided.
Notes for guests
Sturdy footwear and comfortable, weather-proof clothing that you don't hold too dearly is a must.
A standard kit list can be found on our Essential Information page.