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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: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: and the same view in the hollow #3: the view north #4: the view east - evidence of the field's usual inhabitants #5: the view west #6: the GPS #7: general view of the countryside around the confluence

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  56°N 4°W (visit #8)  

#1: the view from just below the confluence

(visited by Christopher Anton)

10-Sep-2005 -- The first visit to this spot on 7/9/05 was unsuccessful. I was short of time before my meeting in Motherwell to collect my regatta kit after the 7 hour trek to 57N4W and the break in the weather had arrived and it was raining heavily. I made the mistake of parking as close as possible because of the constraints above and it rapidly became obvious that I was the wrong side of a small wood and I didn't get any closer than 270m.

But nothing daunted it was only 15 miles from Glasgow and I knew I'd have time later in the week during the regatta so I returned on the Saturday evening and approached from the opposite side and made my way quickly to the site which is in quite a pronounced hollow.

Pic 1 shows the view to the south taken from about 30m down the hill from the confluence and shows a much better view in comparison with Pic 2 which is the view to the south at the confluence. Pics 3-5 show the other cardinal points from the confluence and Pic 6 shows the GPS. Pic 7 shows the view on the way back to the car taken looking towards the confluence from a distance of 710m. The confluence is in the hollow next to the solitary tree standing just above the centre of the picture.


 All pictures
#1: the view from just below the confluence
#2: and the same view in the hollow
#3: the view north
#4: the view east - evidence of the field's usual inhabitants
#5: the view west
#6: the GPS
#7: general view of the countryside around the confluence
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)