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United Kingdom : England

2.1 km (1.3 miles) NNW of Aydon, Northumberland, England, UK
Approx. altitude: 126 m (413 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 55°S 178°E

Accuracy: 113 m (370 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: looking west #3: over the walls ... #4: 600 m to go #5: sheep watching and dark clouds coming #6: Hadrian's Wall Path, 1.2 km north of the CP #7: farm house near the Hadrian's Wall Path

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  55°N 2°W (visit #16) (secondary, incomplete) 

#1: the confluence point, 113 m away in the field, looking south

(visited by Ingo Scholz and Anita Klaiber)

02-Aug-2011 -- On the 2nd of August the ferry brought us from Ijmuiden to Newcastle for a short holiday around Scotland. We were travelling by car and took the road along the Hadrian’s Wall, crossing Northumberland from east to west on nearly 55°N.

Near the junction with the A68 we parked the car in a slip road to a farm cottage at 12:15, 1.2 km north of the CP. We went around the house, all doors were open and a sign “please bring your luggage in” invited us. But nobody was at home. So we left the car in the gateway and followed the Hadrian’s Wall Path on the opposite side of the road, climbed across a wall and made our way through grazing sheep.

While slightly descending in direction to the CP, dark clouds were drawing up from the north-west. Another wall to cross, a gate to open, and we found a small farm track we could carry on in accelerated pace. The track led to a field with lucerne, ready for harvesting, amidst the CP is situated. We could have skirt the field to get a little closer to the point than 113 m, but we would not have entered the crop anyway.

The first raindrops confirmed our decision to take the photos from our actual position and to rush back to the farm house. Over the walls again, through the grazing sheep, and before getting soaking wet we reached our car to continue our trip to Scotland at 13:10.


 All pictures
#1: the confluence point, 113 m away in the field, looking south
#2: looking west
#3: over the walls ...
#4: 600 m to go
#5: sheep watching and dark clouds coming
#6: Hadrian's Wall Path, 1.2 km north of the CP
#7: farm house near the Hadrian's Wall Path
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