Shaw Hill, nr Ludgershall, Wilts.
Detail & Location: This circle was reported on the 14th of June. It was in a field of Barley and measured approximately 210ft in diameter. Sadly it was cut-out by the farmer on the morning of the 15th of June. See the Google Maps link for precise location.
Crop Circle Reporting and Covid-19: As in 2020, we will not be censoring crop circle locations during the continuing Covid-19 pandemic. We consider the reporting of crop circles to be in the spirit of journalism, and censorship to be an anathema to that spirit. Therefore, we will be treating the crop circle community as adults and asking everyone to approach the information carefully and responsibly. This will include not visiting the circles if the farmer has not given explicit permission to do so and should permission be given adhering to any covid restrictions in place.
Flying during the Covid-19 Pandemic: The UK is coming out of covid restrictions in the UK during the early summer of 2021. We are very confident that we should be able to cover the season, largely, as usual as the early summer progresses. In the meantime, we are every pleased to post photos from other photographers who have been generous enough to share their images with us.
Visiting: This circle has now been cut by the farmer and there is nothing to visit.
History & Connections: This crop circle lies close to the very pretty Ludgershall Castle. You can read more about the circle by visiting the English Heritage website here.
From the English Heritage website:
Probably begun in the late 11th century by a sheriff of Wiltshire, Ludgershall was much improved in the 13th century by King John and his son Henry III, who used the castle as a hunting lodge. Three large walls and extensive earthworks survive, while in the centre of the nearby village are the remains of a 14th-century cross.
Read more about the history of the castle and cross.
Design & Symbolism: This was a lovely seven-fold formation, which I’m very much looking forward to drawing. See the Geometry Gallery below for updates as we have them.
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 you will need to be aware of and abide by any restrictions in place in the UK in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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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.
IMPORTANT THANKS: to Hampshire Flyer for allowing us to use his images on our website.
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