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United Kingdom : England

1.1 km (0.7 miles) W of Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Approx. altitude: 84 m (275 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 52°S 179°E

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

#2: Looking South #3: Looking East #4: Looking West #5: Confluencer and his lovely wife, Misha, enjoying a celebration dinner together #6: Village of Buckingham at the confluence #7: Cemetery across the road from the confluence

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#1: Looking North

(visited by Peter Snow Cao)

11-Sep-2010 -- While in the UK on holiday with family and friends, I sneaked away one afternoon while the others were shopping at the nearby Bicester Shopping Centre. Driving and using the on-board SatNav made getting within spitting distance a snap.

The great thing about confluence hunting is that it forces you to take routes and go places you ordinarily wouldn't travel and this was no exception. Getting off the highway, I was suddenly in rural England on single track country roads driving past picturesque farms. This point was in a village beside a business inside a paddock with some cattle.

The point was about 300 meters inside and I had to climb a fence to get in. I thought about asking if it was okay from a nearby house, but using the Chinese methodology I decided it is easier to ask for forgiveness than for permission. The point was near a stream and I had no difficulties nailing it. Afterward, I visited the village cemetery across the street and then drove back to Bicester to pick up my party with the satisfaction of getting my first confluence point in Europe.


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#1: Looking North
#2: Looking South
#3: Looking East
#4: Looking West
#5: Confluencer and his lovely wife, Misha, enjoying a celebration dinner together
#6: Village of Buckingham at the confluence
#7: Cemetery across the road from the confluence
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