Solution to Richard Tuckers Hayling Island Maze:First, click here for a diagram of the solution and print it. For an explanation of the numbers in the diagram, see the solution to Richard Tuckers original rolling-block maze.
There are an extraordinary number of loops in this maze. Besides the thicket of loops near Start, there is a separate thicket surrounding Goal. The trick to solving this maze is to find a path that connects the loops near Start with the loops around Goal.
Because of these loops, there are countless alternate paths to the goal (well, maybe not really countless, but weve never tried to count them). The path shown on the solution takes 41 moves to get to the goal. There is no path that takes fewer than 41 moves, but theres at least one path I know of that takes the same number of moves. The path that connects the thicket of loops near Start with the thicket around Goal begins at move 18 and goes through move 32. And even that path has a couple of alternate routes within it.
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