Battlesbury Camp Hillfort, nr Warminster, Wiltshire.

Battlesbury Camp Hillfort is one in a group of three or four of hill forts to the west of Warminster: Battlesbury Hillfort, Middle Hill, Scratchbury Hillfort and further out still Cotely Hill – all line the southern boundary of Salisbury Plain. The landscape here is beautiful from the air, the hills seemingly scooped and sculpted from the Wylye Valley. You can read more about Battlesbury Camp here and here.

A Word of Warning for visitors and photographers. Looking at any Ordinance Survey map or online map of this area will show you that the location of this circle is just outside of the military Danger Area of Salisbury Plain, if you are walking in this area keep your eye out for red flags, this indicates that the area is active and you should not walk beyond them! However – for those wanting to fly over this circle, or fly their drones at this location, you will need to consult an aviation map, which shows that the aviation Danger Area extends beyond the perimeter for walkers and as a result you will need permission to fly in this area. Flying any aircraft in this area when active would be incredibly dangerous. 

Visiting the Circles? If you are thinking of visiting any crop circles this summer, please read our Visiting the Crop Circles section. It’s full of useful information and etiquette for visiting the countryside and the crop circles. Please remember that you should not enter any fields without the express permission of the farmer – and see above.

Because the area has been active for a few days we were not given permission to enter by air until the 11th of July, several days after it appeared on the 5th. The circle had clearly even visited but it was still in good condition. The formation measures approximately 200-220ft in diameter and is a variation of the quintuplet (five dots on a dice) pattern. Different interpretations of this design have been an almost constant in crop circle design since its earliest times and have appeared regularly in one form or another for over twenty five years. This variation  is particularly elegant, the wide bands that make up the pattern are like ribbon twisting around the circles. It ‘of course’ squares the circle as just about all quintuplet crop circles tend to do which is quite some coincidence! Although this pattern is a quintuplet, geometrically it is essentially four-fold in nature: Four is the number of Material Reality, Mother Substance, the Earth. Because this formation Squares the Circle, it is an implicit Sacred Space – a space where Heaven (circle) and Earth (square) meet on equal terms – or as near to it as is possible.

As a curious aside, the grass field next door to the crop circle contained many fairy rings which looked incredibly pretty as we flew over – see pictures in gallery below.

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Geometry Gallery

This crop circle is a variation of the quintuplet (five dots on a dice) pattern. Different interpretations of this design have been an almost constant in crop circle design since its earliest times and have appeared regularly in one form or another for over twenty five years. This variation  is particularly elegant, the wide bands that make up the pattern are like ribbon twisting around the circles. It ‘of course’ squares the circle as just about all quintuplet crop circles tend to do which is quite some coincidence! Although this pattern is a quintuplet, geometrically it is essentially four-fold in nature: Four is the number of Material Reality, Mother Substance, the Earth. Because this formation Squares the Circle, it is an implicit Sacred Space – a space where Heaven (circle) and Earth (square) meet on equal terms – or as near to it as is possible.

I had to draw this formation twice as in my first attempt I had not placed the outer circle quite in the right place. The coloured images below are my second attempt and this finally looked right.

More? If you’d like to learn more about crop circle geometry we are running a hands-on Crop Circle Geometry Workshop at our annual conference this summer – July 28th-31st July, Devizes, Wiltshire. You can read more about our conference and workshop here.

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05/07/2017

 

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