Potterne Field, Wiltshire.
Detail & Location: This circle was reported on the 4th of August. It is in a field of mature wheat and measures approximately 200ft in diameter. See the Google Maps link for precise location.
This formation was cut from the field the same day as it was reported. We were not able to organise a flight at such short notice, so we are very grateful to the Hampshire Flyer for allowing us to use his images of this formation on our website – thank you!
Crop Circle Reporting and Covid-19: After considerable thought and consultation, we have decided we will not be censoring crop circle locations during the Covid-19 pandemic. There are no current restrictions in place in the UK that call for a blanket ban on visiting the countryside. 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 that they practice social distancing by staying 2 metres away from fellow visitors. It would be our very strong advice that visiting the crop circles on the ground should be kept to an absolute minimum for now. However, because we know that the location of any given circle can be important to researchers and those that record the circles from the air, we will continue to share what we know.
Flying during the Covid-19 Pandemic: Thanks to the hard work of all at Heliair, Thruxton, as of July 20th we have been able to return to the air to record the 2020 circles. We will still be working along-side the excellent AEROBO (Art in Flight) who will be helping us collect images and drone footage of the latest crop circles to share on the website.
Visiting: This field has been harvested.
History & Connections:Potterne and other villages surrounding Devizes, have been locations for many crop circle over the years. This site lies close to Drews Pond Nature Reserve between Potterne and Devizes. There are a number of round barrows scattered on the landscape in this general area.
Design & Symbolism: This circle is a classic quintuplet design – interestingly centred around a tree in the field. There have been several formations over the years where a nearby tree, or in one case a tumulus became features of the crop circle ‘event’. More about these cases shortly in the Geometry Gallery write-up.
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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