Summer Solstice sunrise at the potential site for The Circle in the West.
We didn’t go to the summer solstice celebrations at Stonehenge this year. Instead, at 4am, we were standing at the potential site for The Circle in the West, a new monument planned to be a full size homage to Stonehenge, built from stone.
At about 4.20am, Colin Shearing located the centre of the circle, and we used RTK GPS (a very accurate satellite positioning system) to locate some of the basic features that are present at Stonehenge, laying out some of the key alignments and the position of the heelstone.
If this project comes to fruition, then it will be an impressive place indeed.
Update 2: Pete Glastonbury has written a great piece about the project, complete with a panorama of the proposed site.