Hackpen Hill, nr Broad Hinton,Wiltshire

Hackpen Hill is a regular site for crop circles and many have been seen there over the years. They do not always occur in the same field every year, sometimes they appear at the top of the hill by the ancient Ridgeway path that routes from Avebury and onto Barbury Castle. However, this field did have a circle in 2016 and in fact one of the top too.

The nearby Hackpen White Horse was cut to commemorate the coronation of Queen Victoria in 1838. Although little is known about the origins of the horse it is believed to have been cut by Henry Eatwell, parish clerk of Broad Hinton and also the local publican. The horse measures 90ft by 90ft and is best viewed from the A361 at Broad Hinton. You can read more about the horse here.

The circle is in a field of wheat and as you can see from the photos below the field was full of discoloured patches, this is due to random spraying by the farmer – where random patches are sprayed and some are not. The formation measures approximately 150-180ft and is a interesting six-fold design, harlequin-esque design – a duality of light and dark. It reminded me of the six-pointed star at Blackwood in Hampshire in 2014, which although less complex was clearly of a similar design type. Six is the number of structure, function and order, but also a number of harmony. It is one of the so-called perfect numbers which are numbers that are the sum of their divisors – in this case 1 + 2 + 3 = 6. In some ways this circle seemed to be a mandala of the perfect order, function and structure of duality  – it left me feeling as though I wanted to break it open somehow. It will be interesting to look for other numbers possibly hidden in this perfect structure.

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Visiting: This circle was open to the public. It has now been harvested.

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The formation measures approximately 150ft and is a interesting six-fold design, harlequin-esque design – a duality of light and dark. It reminded me of the six-pointed star at Blackwood in Hampshire in 2014, which although less complex was clearly of a similar design type. Six is the number of structure, function and order, but also a number of harmony. It is one of the so-called perfect numbers which are numbers that are the sum of their divisors – in this case 1 + 2 + 3 = 6. In some ways this circle seemed to be a mandala of the perfect order, function and structure of duality  – it left me feeling as though I wanted to break it open somehow. It will be interesting to look for other numbers possibly hidden in this perfect structure.

Update: This formation took some time to draw due to the gaps between each section of the design. These ‘hospitality gaps’ or ‘portals’ are what make it possible to explore the formation  on the ground without trampling down anymore crop as you move around the crop circle. They are complicated to draw in as you have to create two pencil lines where there is only one in the formation. It took three sessions to get the pencil line complete and, even then, I marked in the sections that would eventually be black so as to avoid any mistakes when I applied the colour.

This is a very nice design that I enjoyed drawing enormously, the central star and six moons around the perimeter of the pattern gave it a celestial feel. Enjoy the pictures!

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Date

08/07/2017

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Crop

Wheat

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Visiting

This circle has been harvested.
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