(close to Winchester)
Detail & Location: This circle was first reported on the 26th June 2023. The circle was in a field of green wheat close to Owslebury, near Winchester in Hampshire – the first crop circle in wheat during the 2023 season. Google Maps Link. OS Grid Ref: SU 52931 24641. The circle measures approximately 250ft in diameter.
Visiting: You will need personal permission from the farmer to enter his field.
Flight: This was our first flight of the 2023 season. The weather had held us up for about a week and on the day we flew it was mostly cloudy. Although the circle was getting on for a couple of weeks old, it was holding-up very well indeed.
Location & History: There have been at least six pervious circles in and around this location in the past, the last in 2019, one of the earliest in 1998. There is an ancient long-barrow in trees not far from the site of this crop circle, you can read more and see pictures here. The long-barrow measures 72ft long and is covered in trees now, but is still visible. Owslebury is close to both Morstead and Longwood Warren, both also with long histories of crop circle appearances.
About this crop circle: This is a very unusual design, but very beautiful too – almost crown-like. There seems to be some lovely twelve-fold geometry at play in this very innovative design, I very much look forward to drawing this one.
Please see the Geometry Gallery below for more details 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 – which at the time of writing is none.
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Please Help to keep us Flying in 2023: We hope to take to the skies again in 2023 to record the circles that appear this summer. 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.
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