Fonthill Down, nr Chicklade, Wiltshire

Please note: we regret to report that this circle has now been cut out by the farmer.

This very pretty design appeared close to Chicklade, not far from Salisbury. In fact, as we flew over this circle we could see the great spire of Salisbury cathedral from the aircraft.

It another very attractive six-fold design placed rather beautifully between a strip of trees in an adjacent field and what appeared to be a circle of trees in the field where the circle was located – it was nestled beautifully in a small dip in the field. Despite only been reported a day earlier there were several visitors in the field enjoying the late afternoon sunshine. Be aware however, as we do not have any tacit evidence the farmer is allowing anyone into his field.

The design once again was six-fold in geometry, a nice play on overlapping circles to create a rather exotic central flower with curved arms extending from each petal and a terminating in a circle. See the Geometry Gallery below for images and further details.

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.

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Geometry Gallery

The design once was six-fold in geometry, a nice play on overlapping circles to create a rather exotic central flower with curved arms extending from each petal and a terminating in a circle. Note the way the petals are slightly cut off at the centre (as they would appear in a real flower) and the way the smaller outer circles are not centred on the perimeters of the six large circles, but slightly above each one – very nice details.

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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30/05/2017

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This circle has been cut out by the farmer.
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