The place is a four acre folly in the Yorkshire Dales. It's am eccentric maze that doubles as a treasure hunt. It is brimming with character.
|The entrance to|
Whilst walking through the hedge mazes, wooded paths, tunnels and corridors, my overriding thought was:
This would be a fantastic location for Changeling: the Lost LARP
Now, I'm not into LARP anymore, but I would play a C:tL live game if it were run here. I just need somebody within the UK to organise it.
The game would be very Hedge-centric, with occasional forays into the edges of Arcadia and Dream spaces. There is a great potential for Hollows, Freeholds, Gateways, Goblin Markets and fucking scary encounters with the True Fae and Hobgoblins.
|Part I of a water|
tunnel that leads to
the Greek Underworld
Logistically, the site would need booking for an entire weekend, with each attendee paying for at least a full day, maybe two.
There are cottages on site, which is good, and a possibility for camping for everybody else.
There's also a cafe on site.
|These steps ultimately lead to the Greek Underworld|
|The Gates to Hell|
|A submerged dragon mural|
|Gates leading to an offshoot of the grounds - a long path of trees and wild boars|
|A representative wooded path|
|The view from the edge of the grounds|
|A gateway to the Hedge|
or something worse
|There are a fair few gateways and arches|
|The entrance to another off shoot from the main grounds|
This one leads to a graveyard and a herb garden
|Another wooded path|
|A warning to anybody who would meddle in the affairs of the Fey|
|This, and many of the following photos, reminded me of the insignia from Changeling: the Dreaming|
Also a point of No Return
(in real life, it leads to the toilets)