Hackpen Hill, Nr. Broad Hinton, Wilts.
(Close to White Horse hillside figure)
Detail & Location: This circle was reported on the 4th of June. It is in a field of Barley and measures approximately 300ft in length. See the Google Maps link for precise location.
Visiting: As far as we are aware the farmer has not given permission for visitors. Please do not visit this circle without the express permission from the farmer.
Location & History: Hackpen Hill has been the site of many, many crop circles over the past 30 years. The hillside is home to the Hackpen Hill White Horse. You can read more about the horse here.
About this crop circle: This crop circle is very unusual in its design. Not a typical geometric image, but a string of glyphs in a rough ‘W’ shape – not unlike the constellation Cassiopeia. The design comprises 14 circles, 18 rings and one line.
Interpretation: On Sunday the 4th of June, crop circle geometer Peter van den Burg interpreted the design as ASCII code, which when translated read the word LOVE.
It’s quite unusual to have a circle that is also a code. There have been several in the past, but it is rarer than most think. On the whole crop circles are not codes to be translated in the traditional sense. Is this crop circle a message of love for a mysterious W?
Please see the Geometry Gallery below for Peter van den Burg’s interpretation.
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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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 Hannah Kathleen and The Hampshire Flyer and for their kind permission to use their great photos of this crop circle on our website.
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An Analysis by Peter van den Burg
Peter van den Burg 2022
You can see more of Peter's fascinating work on his Facebook page Geometry of the Crop Circles.