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Last Updated: Friday, 20 July 2007, 08:38 GMT 09:38 UK
Potter finale inspires owl maze
Owl-shaped maze
The Harry Potter-inspired maze is open until 23 September
An owl-shaped maze based on Hedwig from the Harry Potter stories has been cut into a farmer's field to mark the release of the last book in the series.

The 600ft-long (183m) maize maze is open at Tulleys Farm, in Turners Hill, near East Grinstead, West Sussex.

Farmer Stuart Beare said he was pestered to create the attraction by his two eldest children, Sam, 11, and Kate, aged 13 - both Harry Potter fans.

Anyone who goes along on Saturday in a Potter costume will get free entry.

Mr Beare said: "Kate and Sam have grown up with the Harry Potter stories, I used to read the books to them when they were younger.

"I decided a giant owl would be a fitting tribute [to the end of the series] and a good design for a maze."

Pathways running for about 3.5 miles (5.6km) have been cut into a maize field at Tulleys Farm, with the snowy owl's bright yellow eyes standing out.

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