Location: Rollright Stones, nr Long Compton, West Oxfordshire
Lead photograph by the Crop Circle Connector
They may appear elsewhere around the world, but at heart crop circles are wonderfully English. More of them appear on these shores than anywhere else and England is where they evolved into what they are today. So there’s something very poignant about turning up at the achingly beautiful Rollright Stones just as the Order of Cotswold Druids — and their guests, the Hemlock Mummers — are also arriving. They’re here for their Lughnasadh (Lammas) celebration within the stone circle, whereas The Croppie is heading past the ring and into the large, ripe, dry field of awned wheat behind it.
The formation’s main features even echo some of the clothing worn by the druids: four irregular pentagrams surround a flattened, partially woven octagon; thin curtain of crop and central circle. Within the latter, the crop is splayed towards the formation’s middle point.
The Croppie captured some photographs during his visit, reproduced here.