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France : Basse-Normandie

2.2 km (1.4 miles) NNW of Saint-Louet-sur-Vire, Manche, Basse-Normandie, France
Approx. altitude: 103 m (337 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 49°S 179°E

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

#2: Access from N174 -> D159 #3: Farm road with view at CP area & farmhouse #4: Starting point & valley #5: Access via gravel road and pasture #6: Access through hedge, the CP and view to SOUTH #7: Map with GPS reading #8: Access via farm from EAST #9: Backyard of farm with alternate access

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  49°N 1°W (visit #2)  

#1: Confluence area from SOUTH

(visited by Hans Augdoppler)

04-May-2002 -- Unsatisfactory map material and the report of visitor#1 lured me to access this confluence from the south. I left the A84 at EXIT40 and drove on the N174 NNW and turned after about 2.7 km direction the west into secondary road D159. Through hilly landscape (SW) I continued to the junction (48.9877° N 0.9994° W) further to the north into the access road. From there you may see the CP already (I didn't know this when approaching). This road ended at two farmhouses (distance ~500 m).

Onto a narrow track across the fields I drove on in the direction NW (48.997° N 0.994° W). From there led me overgrown path into the valley towards north. The first obstacle was an armoured electrical fence, then over a marshy pasture, a brook (48.9991° N 0.994° W), again an electrical fence (active) and finally a good gravel road uphill. With a view to the back of a farmstead I crossed a meadow towards the WEST facing the CP.

Again there was an electrical fence, through the hedge and then a cornfield with the CP along the hedge. A look to the south on the opposite slope of the valley shows me the starting point of my walk aim.

On the way back to the car I decided to have a look for a more pleasant access route. After quite a number of wanderings I finally found a junction with signpost 'La Milanderie' and 'La Rogerie' (49.002° N 0.989° W) on the D451. The road ran westward through pastures and meadows. I passed 'La Rogerie' and then a gate at the back of 'La Milanderie' with a direct look on the CP. It is only about 130 m and no electrical fence at all.

For more information see: http://linz.orf.at/gast/augdoppl/Confluence/Main.htm


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#1: Confluence area from SOUTH
#2: Access from N174 -> D159
#3: Farm road with view at CP area & farmhouse
#4: Starting point & valley
#5: Access via gravel road and pasture
#6: Access through hedge, the CP and view to SOUTH
#7: Map with GPS reading
#8: Access via farm from EAST
#9: Backyard of farm with alternate access
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