Little Knoll, Maiden Bradley, Wiltshire
Please note: we regret to report that this circle has now been cut out by the farmer.
This crop circle was regretfully cut out by the farmer within 24 hours of it being reported so we were unable to photograph it before it was gone. However Karen has been able to draw a series of images for you to illustrate the design – see below. Maiden Bradley is close to Warminster and this circle was not that far away from the formation reported at Chicklade ten days earlier. The circle was in a field of barley and measured approximately 150-180ft in diameter. The centre circle was by all accounts rather beautiful with the crop woven into a warp and weft – like a basket. This is a five-fold design, a five armed wheel placed over a segmented pentagon, all enclosed within a containing circle. The circle is divided by ten to lay-out the design, five smaller circles make the spoked-wheel pattern. Five is the number of life, regeneration and Man.
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.
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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NOTE: Some of the images below are beautiful landscape scenes. Click on each image to enlarge them and see the whole picture.