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United Kingdom : Scotland

4.5 km (2.8 miles) WNW of Haggs (Falkirk), North Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK
Approx. altitude: 183 m (600 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 56°S 176°E

Accuracy: 6 m (19 ft)
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#2: View to the South #3: View to the West #4: View to the North #5: View to the East #6: GPS Reading #7: Tree nearby #8: Cow Nearby #9: At a Wedding #10: The Confluence Hunter

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#1: The Confluence as seeb from 40m North-West

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

24-Jul-2005 -- I set of by bicycle in London-Hammersmith at 5:30 am. This time, I did not cycle all the way to Scotland; instead I took a train from London Euston Station to Glasgow arriving there at noon. At this nice and sunny day it was a pleasure to ride 30 km following the Clyde Canal to the village Banton. From there it was 1.5 km uphill to the tiny village High Banton. On my way, I was passing a wedding ceremony. As being not very familiar with Scotland, I found the men’s dressing quite unique. Two participants were so kind to pose for a picture.

I followed a path into a dead end, where it was another 270m to go. Fortunately, I did not try my way through the dense vegetation. Circling around the CP resulted in a fairly easy access coming from straight south. I was able to bring my bike to the exact spot.

Actually, it would have been possible to return to London at the same day. But I enjoyed the area around Loch Lomond and the Tossachs National Park, pulling out my sleeping bag at Loch Lubnag and riding 250 km before returning to Glasgow and taking a train back to London.

CP visit details:

  • Time at CP: 16:26 p.m.
  • Duration: 2 days (from and to London)
  • GPS height: 172 m
  • Distance to a town: 500 m (High Banton)
  • Displayed distance while taking picture of GPS: 0.76 m
  • Position accuracy at the CP: 6 m
  • Vegetation: meadow (not mowed), with Bull Thistles (Cirsium vulgare). Marsh area. Some scattered trees.
  • Description: Located at the southern slope of the Carron Valley Forest with summits around 400m. In the south and south-west there is a view to the densely populated area around Cumbernauld and Glasgow.
  • Given Name: The Scotisch Wedding Confluence


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#1: The Confluence as seeb from 40m North-West
#2: View to the South
#3: View to the West
#4: View to the North
#5: View to the East
#6: GPS Reading
#7: Tree nearby
#8: Cow Nearby
#9: At a Wedding
#10: The Confluence Hunter
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