Tidcombe Down, Wilts.
(by Chute Causeway – between Wexcombe and Oxenwood)
Detail & Location: This circle was reported on the 28th of June. It is in a field of Barley and measures approximately 200ft in diameter. 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. However, the restrictions of the past year have had a heavy impact on the aviation industry. Flying will continue to be very challenging for us this year, with access to aircraft and pilots still very restricted. We will continue to cover the season, flying where we can, while continuing to work photographer colleagues to bring you as much coverage as we can. We’d like to extend our deep gratitude to all those who generously share their images with us.
Visiting: As far as we are aware no permission has been given to visit this crop circle. Please do not visit this circle.
History & Connections: There have been circles in this location before. This circle is quite close to the circle that appeared at Ludgershall this year.
This crop circle lies near to Tidcombe Longbarrow. Sadly the barrow was partially destroyed in the 1700s when it is said that locals dug into the barrow in search of grave goods.There are numbers barrows and ditches in this area – yet another association with ancient sacred sites and the crop circle phenomenon.
Design & Symbolism: The design of this crop circle harkens back to earlier days of the phenomenon and the great ‘Though Bubble’ or ‘Scorpion’ formations of the mid 90s. In this genre of crop circles, the designs were all fashioned using sets of increasing (or decreasing) circles. They looked magnificent and dramatic on the landscape! In particular this circle reminded me of a formation called the ‘Sleeping Scorpion’ that was one of the final crop circles of the 1994 season and appeared at Avebury Trusloe, close to the Adam and Eve stones. See the Geometry Gallery below for pictures of some of these formations.
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 Hannah Kathleen for allowing us to use her lovely images on our website.
NOTE: We were finally able to get in the air over this crop circle 2 weeks after it appeared. The maturing crop and 2 weeks of wind and rain had taken its toll. All the edges had become softened and the crop was somewhat wind damaged. See the images in the gallery below.
It's on the drawing board! Check back for updates.