The first Cornish landscape labyrinth
Rodda’s is proud to be supporting the latest initiative, created by Cornish organisation, Golden Tree, the creators of ‘The Man Engine’, by becoming a corporate sponsor of Kerdroya – the world’s largest classical labyrinth.
Built in 2020 by a team of expert hedgers and made to last 4,000 years, Kerdroya is a new, permanent, living monument to our world-class landscape, located by Colliford Lake on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall.
Built of traditional Cornish hedging with a 56m diameter, Kerdroya the Cornish Landscape Labyrinth is a major new piece of public land art built on a disused carpark site in the middle of Bodmin Moor. Visitors will have a fully immersive experience as they walk a single, meandering path through stretches of artisan stonework celebrating the aesthetics of distinct hedging styles celebrating all 12 sections of the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in their 60th anniversary year.
At the heart of the labyrinth a 10m circular space opens out to breath-taking views across the moorland and lake. Here will sit a newly commissioned art installation, funded by an Art Council England National Lottery Project Grant. Local father and son duo, the Thrussells won the commission to create an artwork that deepens and augments the response to the Cornish landscape, completing the experience.
For over a century Rodda’s have been the purveyors of clotted cream and now for centuries more we are proud to be part of Kerdoya: The Cornish Landscape Labyrinth.
“Rodda’s is delighted to be sponsors of Kerdroya. This new Cornish Labyrinth is a fantastic initiative that highlights the beauty and unique nature of Cornwall’s historic hedging. Not only does the educational element of the project allow future generations to be a part the construction of the labyrinth, it is also being created using locally available natural materials, helping to further protect our local wildlife. I can’t wait to wander through and admire the craftmanship of the hedges against the stunning backdrop of the moor!”
-Nicholas Rodda, Managing Director, Rodda’s Creamery
By becoming a corporate sponsor, Rodda’s has become part of the future heritage of Cornwall through a craft dating back 4,000 years. The construction of the Kerdroya labyrinth will also train future Hedgers through the Outdoor University of Cornish Hedging, an extensive training programme supported by the Guild of Cornish Hedgers.
Will Coleman, Artistic Director of Golden Tree Productions comments: “’Y’gan keow y hwhelir anethow!’ (Cornish hedges are one of our great-unsung wonders!) We are thrilled to have Rodda’s on board as a corporate sponsor and their support is a deep investment in Cornwall’s future. This is a collaboration that will see future generations sitting on Cornish hedges, spreading clotted cream on their scones (after the jam has been put on first!)”
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