Natural and Other Figures

Misc. and temporary Figures

Finn McCool A Natural figure?

Black Horse of Bush Howe A Natural figure?

Sultan the Pit Pony A Modern Earth Figure

Cleadon White Horse A Painted figure

Cumbria Boar A Tempoary Figure

Adverts and Mockups

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Dungeness Bird Figures

National grid Ref TR 067181

A few bird figures constructed from stines at the RSPB reserve at Dungeness.


Llandudno Sign

National grid Ref SH 781831

A sign in the hillside viewed from the pier.


Danesfield House Hotel Sign

National grid Ref SU 815846

AT the entrance to Danesfield House Hotel


Dartbridge Inn Sign

National grid Ref SX 747665

In the car park of the Dartbridge Inn, Buckfastleigh, Devon.

Dartbridge Inn

Forest of Dean Geological Map

National grid Ref SO 628097

At New Fancy View, a geological map of the Forest of Dean.

Forest of Dean

Welsh Sheep

National grid Ref

A hillfigure at two sites temporaily from the Summer of 2009. Both Sheep were made from one 50m roll of white carpet. Each sheep measured 12.5 x 12.5 m. A scale drawing was gridded up cut cut with a craft knife to shape. When finished, they were tethered to the hillsides with 200 tent pegs in each one. Originally installed at the Oriel Myrddin Gallery in Carmarthen, Wales. This was a temporary event lasting 6 weeks between May and July 2009. It received many press reviews, public responses and featured on ITV news.

It was then moved to Caerleon, Wales as part of the Sculpture Festival. It was shown for 8 weeks.

Sheep Sheep Sheep Sheep Sheep Sheep Sheep


National grid Ref

I think that this figure is in South Wales or the West Country, any info appreciated. The picture was taken in the 1950's.


Photo courtsey of Alan and Sylvia Graham


National grid Ref

Near Symmonds Yat, Wye Valley.


Photo courtsey Wyenot News

Reigate Bull

National grid Ref TQ 325531

The bull was a short lived figure constructed in June 1993. It was constructed of chalk and chalk dust and painted onto the hillside. It washed off after a short period of time. Construction took three days to complete and the figure was 210' by 160'. It was constructed by local artist Miss Kee. It was sited on the North Downs above Spring Bottom near Bletchingly.

Surrey Bull

Photo used with permission from Surrey and Sussex Newspapers

Llechwed Slate Caverns Memorial

National Grid Ref SH700472


Memorial Memorial

FISONS Hillfigure

National Grid Ref ST4864 3427

The 'FISONS' hill figure to the south of the road at Marshalls Elm, near Glastonbury in Somerset. It remember this being very visible in the late 1950s, although I am not sure was actually cut - it may simply have been an area of fertilised grass in the nutrient poor hill side. It is still visible today in the right circumstances, although encroaching scrub had got worryingly close about three years ago.

A9 Hillfigure

National Grid Ref NH718377

Some Graffiti at the road junction of A9 and B851 in Scotland, it says Lairgandour.

Graffiti Graffiti

Great Orme Graffiti

National Grid Ref SH766833

Some home made hillfigures in the form of Graffiti near Great Orme, Llandudno, Wales.


Graffiti Graffiti Graffiti Graffiti Graffiti Graffiti

CND Badge

National Grid Ref SU01622831

A short lived figure of a CND Badge cut next to the Fovant Badges.

CND Badge


Some animals constructed by Simon English, reproduced here with his permission.

Magpies Nr Stratford on Avon, 1993


Zebra, ??


Butterfly Nr Stratford on Avon, 1993


Check out Simons Current Work Here

Illuminated Hillfigures.

These figures constructed entirly by lights are for night viewing only and are only present for a short time, they look superb. These have been constructed by David Bryant.

Angel Horse Otter Bull Dolphin Deer Deer Deer Bull Dolphin Dolphin / Bull Dolphin / Bull Angel Angel Angel Angel Bull

Natural Figures

Aberystwyth Stag

National Grid Ref SN 705 798

Just off the Vale of Rheidol railway near Rheidol falls station

The Stag

The Stag

The Stag

Folkestone Elephant

National Grid Ref TR167 377

Locals say it looks like the head of an elephant.

Elephant Head Elephant Head

The V

National Grid Ref TQ348 130

Not strictly a hillfigure but worth a mention is the V or trees planted for Queen Victoria's Jubilee in Westmeston, Sussex in 1887.



Photo reproduced with kind permission from Patty Lawler


Photo reproduced with kind permission from Patty Lawler

Wombat - Mull

A wombat shape on Mull, the hillside viewed from the the east end of Loch Scridain.


Photo reproduced with kind permission from John Poyner

Cliveden - Date

National Grid Ref SU910853

Date 1668 and Sword at Cliveden House, near Taplow, Bucks. It was said of the 2nd Duke of Buckingham that "a young lady could not resist his charms...all his trouble in wooing was, he came, saw and conquered". In light of his passionate nature, it is not a surprise to learn that the Duke ended up challenging his mistress’ husband to a duel for her honour, which was fought on 21st January 1668. Lady Shrewsbury is reputed to have shown no emotion as her husband received what proved to be a fatal wound. A cross-sword emblem set into Cliveden’s East Lawn commemorates this bloody encounter.

Cliveden Date Cliveden Date

Trevithick - Maze - Lappa Valley

National Grid Ref SW838555

In the Lappa Valley railway centre.

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North Shields Fish

National Grid Ref NZ361684

Fish Fish

Banwell Cross

National Grid Ref ST 403 588

The Cross