Boydton, VA isn’t particularly close to any metropolitan areas. But it is a lovely little town with tons of 18th century architecture. And a labyrinth on Finch Lane.
The house is on the left side at the end of a cul-de-sac and is a dog rescue location.
The labyrinth isn’t in the dogs’ space, though. It is in a kind of divot in the fence.
Finch Lane is narrow. And there isn’t much roadside parking.
But, the neighbor who spotted us and the labyrinth owner who said “hello” on his way back to work both assured us that there is very little traffic and our half-off-the-road parking was fine.
The labyrinth is in a shady spot and readily accessible. There are no benches or resting places. But, your vehicle is right there. GPS gets you there with no problems.
Linda and Jeff Stratford have a labyrinth behind their house on Kerr Lake. The Locator says “Call for availability” and Linda responded with “Help yourself. It’s behind the greenhouse.” when she checked her messages on her lunch break.
The road to their house winds back and forth through the country across the VA/NC line. GPS works and their driveway is well marked..
The greenhouse is to the right of the house at the end of the driveway.
The labyrinth is in the shade and made of pavers with a bench in the center. There is a wind chime tinkling somewhere, barely registering in the silence.
It’s not particularly handy to anything else. The footprint of Kerr Lake is not smooth. But, it was an easy detour off and back on the interstate and the drive through the countryside was restful, too.
The Episcopal Church of the Ascension is in a neighborhood at 405 Talbot Hall Road. It is easily found and has a readily accessible parking lot.
At the end of the building, there is a basketball court. And there’s a sign behind that pointing to the labyrinth.
You can’t miss it.
There is a path of festive stepping stones leading the way.
There are is a Peace Pole nearby.
And an altar with more of the lovely stepping stones.
There is another bench to the right of the labyrinth that overlooks a tidal creek.
The creek is back and to the left.
The labyrinth is easy to walk.
This is the only labyrinth we found in Norfolk on the Locator. If there are more in the area, I would love to know about them so I can check them out when I’m there again.