Reported: 25 June 2020
Location: Smeathe’s Plantation, Nr Ogbourne St George, Wiltshire
Lead photograph by Nick Bull
Don’t let the location near Ogborne St George, on the outskirts of Swindon, fool you. This crop circle on the Barbury Estate is a nightmare to get to. You either traipse down The Ridgeway from Barbury Castle for a mile or more, or you park up outside the village of Draycot Foliat and pick your way through fields and climb a steep hill. The Croppie chose the latter only to find himself on the side of Britain’s steepest hillside with a rather unhappy farmer in a tractor warning me not to trespass. Oh well, the view alone was worth the trek.
As well as the above video, photographer Nick Bull captured some fabulous images of this equally wonderful and strikingly archetypal crop circle: