Etchilhampton Hill, Wilts.
Detail & Location: This circle was first reported on the 24th July. The circle is in a field of wheat and measures approximately 240ft in diameter. See the Google Maps link for precise location.
Visiting: The combine harvester had just entered the field as we flew over the circle on Friday 29th July. We are unsure if the farmer harvested the circle.
Location & History: Etchilhampton has a long history with the crop circle phenomenon with crop circles appearing most years in one of its many fields. It’s a beautiful location and a local high spot on the landscape.
About this crop circle: This circle veers away from the traditional purely geometric, to give us a symbol. Many have interpreted this as being masonic somehow, but I see this as a pair of dividers in acknowledgement of the role of geometry on the language of the crop circle phenomenon. Dividers, unlike compasses, have no mechanism for a pencil point, their role is entirely to measure, test and establish proportion and ratio. It’s a fascinating image and I look forward to drawing it very soon.
Please see the Geometry Gallery below for more 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 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 – which at the time of writing is none.
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Please Help to keep us Flying in 2022: If you have enjoyed looking at our pictures and information please consider making a small donation to keep us flying. There are so few of us left regularly recording the circles it’s really important that we continue. And while some now use drones to record the circles, it is important that there are still images taken from aircraft where the best quality camera equipment can be used and images that include the broad vista of the landscape can be taken. This kind of photography is expensive and it gets harder with each passing year to raise the funds we need to continue our work, but if everyone who regularly looked at this website made a small donation we would meet the funds we need. You can make a donation here.
NOTE: Some of the images below are beautiful landscape scenes. Click on each image to enlarge them and see the whole picture.
IMPORTANT: We would like to thank The Hampshire Flyer and Colleen and Keenan Burg for their kind permission to use their great photos of this crop circle on our website.
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The combine harvester had just entered the field as we flew over the circle on Friday 29th July. We are unsure if the farmer harvested the circle. Google Maps Link. OS Grid Ref: SU 03041 60107