the Degree Confluence Project

United Kingdom : England

1.9 km (1.2 miles) N of Alderton, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Approx. altitude: 61 m (200 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 52°S 178°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: North #3: South #4: East #5: West #6: Field and Compost Heap

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#1: CP, just oer the fence

(visited by Les Smithson)

18-Mar-2006 -- I was visiting nearby Cirencester, around 20 miles away, so I swung by this CP on my way back to London. It was a nice drive along narrow country lanes through pretty villages, all built in the same Cotswold stone. I had plenty of time to admire the scenery, as I was stuck behind a horsebox for most of the way.

I parked by the pub and walked the 200 yards up the bridleway to the CP. The GPS told me the CP was in a field off to the right of the path. While I was prevaricating whether to venture into the field, a local walking his dog greeted me. I explained to him what I was doing and asked him if it would be OK to go into the field. I'm pretty sure he didn't understand a word I said, but he told me to go ahead anyway, especially as it wasn't his field.

The CP was just the other side of the fence, by a monster compost pile. I took the ob. North, South, East & West shots, then left the scene, as it was freezing cold and I wasn't really dressed for the weather.

While typing this up I realised this is my second CP on this longitude (the other being 48N, 2W). Maybe I should plan a visit to the in-between ones and join the dots!

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#1: CP, just oer the fence
#2: North
#3: South
#4: East
#5: West
#6: Field and Compost Heap
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