I visited the Owslebury crop circle on Mon, 3 Jul. At that time,
the formation was still very crisp and fresh-looking. I had the
distinct impression that the energy source responsible for Owslebury (no
misspelling) was still present—all my senses felt 'tingly' and alive.
The formation itself is surprisingly close to the road. Even so,
one can easily miss it; witness the fact that I wandered nearly the
entire perimeter of the field before finally spotting it, perhaps just
75 yds from a gap in the hedgerow, which provides the most direct
Nevertheless, I cannot recommend entry via the hedgerow gap because
the farmer has laid down a rather large pile of "organic fertilizer" to
greet you; your nose will leave you in no doubt of it!
But the field is easily accessed, via Allan King Way, which is
actually signed "Featherbed Lane." (NB: Featherbed Lane is,
itself, easily missed, as it's just a public way for horses and hikers.
Look for the sign and arched opening in the hedgerow, which is,
fortunately, across from a lay-by for parking.)
For me, Owslebury represents a kind of "outdoor cathedral," a
sacred place. The green barley stalks were bent, not broken, and still
growing, too, as many were lifting themselves back up to face the sun.
As the farmer is, evidently, discouraging visits by "croppies," I
strongly encourage good crop circle etiquette; i.e., stick scrupulously
to the tram lines. Do not trample the crop.