02-Jan-2005 -- While away touring the South West of England with our good friends Clayton and Marie who visited from Canada on their way home to Australia I decided to make a small detour and visit 51N 4W. We were staying in the small village of Instow about ten miles away as the crow flies, but as we were on holidays and Clayton was navigating, we took a lot of small hedge roads and saw a lot more of the country side than taking the direct route.
Driving in from Atherington along the B3227 we were watching the GPS counting down, turning left on to the A377 we drove along the road past the camping area and just before the small row of houses stopped in front of an open gate about 250m North of the CP. It had been raining the night before and was a little muddy so the girls decided to stay in the car, but Clayton and I started to walk towards the point, which is in a field on a small rise.
The field was not producing any crop at this time, and as we approached the CP we saw a small dear run away and a few pheasants. As this was Claytons first CP he was leading the way, and like myself we found it a little time consuming to get the GPS to sit on all the zero’s. But we did manage to get a nice photo of the GPS at the exact point. Then it was a photo of as at the site with the grey sky and we headed back to the car before the rain started to fall, and on with the rest of our trip.
We visited Lands End, England’s most Westerly Point and also Lizard Point, Great Britons most Southerly point on this trip, and we also had a few laughs, Thanks Clayton and Marie for visiting.