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France : Limousin

2.3 km (1.4 miles) NE of Saint-Georges-la-Pouge, Creuse, Limousin, France
Approx. altitude: 544 m (1784 ft)
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Antipode: 46°S 178°W

Accuracy: 8 m (26 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the South #3: View to the West #4: View to the North #5: View to the East #6: GPS Reading #7: Saint-Georges-la-Pouge in  2.4 km Distance #8: Ground Zero #9: The Confluence Hunter #10: Track with Moss Overgrown Walls

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  46°N 2°E (visit #4)  

#1: The Confluence from 35 m Distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

16-Aug-2014 -- This is the second out of 3 reports reaching confluence points in Central France. The story continues from 46°N 1°E.

Central France is quite hilly. I felt that on my own body riding my bike to this confluence point coming from 46°N 1°E. The hills are not particularly high, ranging between 400 m and 800 m but roads always have an inclination of 10% up or 10% down.

Starting from Cieux at 10 AM, I got to the village Saint-Georges-la-Pouge (2.4 km) at 4:30 PM. From St. Georges, little roads lead up to a distance of 250 m and small forest tracks directly to the confluence.

The confluence point is located in a little beech grove with fallen, moss-overgrown trunks lying around. The interesting and unique feature however is this track with moss-overgrown walls. It passes by the confluence within 30 m and leads to a former compound. It is hard to estimate the age, but I am convinced that it origins from ancient times.

After the documentation I cycled further to Aubusson to have dinner and then continued further to the East. I spent the night under the stars near Auzances.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to the road: 250 m
  • Distance of bicycle parking: 130 m
  • Time to reach the CP from the road: 2 minutes
  • Time at the CP: 5:00 PM
  • Measured height: 545 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 8 m
  • Position accuracy: 1 m
  • Topography: hilly
  • Vegetation: beech forest, moss on the trees, ferns
  • Weather: cloudy, 23° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Moss Wall Confluence

The story continues at 46°N 3°E.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 35 m Distance
#2: View to the South
#3: View to the West
#4: View to the North
#5: View to the East
#6: GPS Reading
#7: Saint-Georges-la-Pouge in 2.4 km Distance
#8: Ground Zero
#9: The Confluence Hunter
#10: Track with Moss Overgrown Walls
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