Karen Warren

About me

I am a writer of travel articles and fiction. I have recently finished my first novel.

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The Hilton Maze: More Questions Than Answers

At first sight it is similar to any other English turf maze. But the labyrinth at Hilton, in Cambridgeshire, has one or two unusual features. Not only do we know the exact date on which it was cut, but that date is in the 17th century, rather than the more…

Being Amazed by the Saffron Walden Maze

Last week I wrote about my fascination with old walls. Now I’m turning to another of my obsessions: medieval turf mazes. I’ve been on a quest to visit all of the eight remaining English turf mazes, and I’ve managed to tick three off the list in the last month. The…

Making Sense of Verona’s Walls and Fortifications

Regular readers of this blog will know that I love old walls. I’ve explored walled cities like Girona and Lucca, and I’ve walked the whole 84 miles of England’s Hadrian’s Wall. So I was intrigued to discover that Verona’s status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site rested partly upon its…

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