the Degree Confluence Project

United Kingdom : England

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

Accuracy: 6 m (19 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: looking east #3: looking south #4: looking west #5: on the spot #6: lots of satellites

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  52°N 1°W (visit #5)  

#1: looking north

(visited by Christopher Anton)

01-Nov-2003 -- .. so onwards to the West. It had taken me rather longer than I thought to do the last confluence (52N,0) so it was obvious on the way to this one - and getting lost in Milton Keynes didn't help - that I wasn't going to manage 3 in a day. This one is almost slap bang in the middle of Buckingham - a pleasant market and university town.

I parked in the town and walked to the spot. Went past the field it was in but carried on a few metres to a track which was marked on the map as I had wanted to get as close as I could before going across private land. The track led to what looked like a long abandoned travellers' camp (as noted in 2002) and there seemed no way from this field into the next so I walked rapidly back to the road having noticing a large, and loose, billy goat in the field. There was nothing to it but to climb the gate by the NFU buildings into the field and walk along the edge to avoid disturbing the sheep. Once I hit 52N, I turned east and found the spot quite quickly. Pic 1 is the view to the N. Once again the previous vists don't seem to have the cardinal points so Pic 2,3,4 complete the set. Pics 5 and 6 show the good reception I got.

It was now plain that I wouldn't make it to Gloucestershire before dark so I have a warming cup of tea and bakewell tart in the town before heading back home via the M40 - in all a very nice extra 31 miles to the journey from the direct motorway route.

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#1: looking north
#2: looking east
#3: looking south
#4: looking west
#5: on the spot
#6: lots of satellites
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