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United Kingdom : England

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

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

#2: View to the West #3: View to the South #4: View to the East #5: GPS Reading #6: People from Alderton #8: Entering Alderton #9: The Pub 'Gardeners Arms' in Alderton #10: The Confluence Hunter

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#1: The Confluence - View to the North

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

10-Jul-2005 -- 4:25 am I left home in London Hammersmith with the first daylight and started riding my bike through the empty streets of early Sunday morning in London. The GPS showed a distance of 135km to the DCP – a long countdown begun. It was a sunny and hot day, ideal for a bike ride. Even before the actual traffic started I had passed Oxford already. Via small villages and the historic town of Stow-On-The-World I finally reached the village Aldertown in the heat of the day.

I always wait to read the up-writings of previous visits until I’m back from my own visit. This gives me an opportunity to make an independent documentation; secondly, it creates a surprise and introduces a challenge in finding the location. However, this one was quite easy to find. The main road in Aldertown comes as close as 150m to the point. Leaving the village on a track northwards leads almost directly to the exact location.

A little track bypasses the confluence by only 6m, where I sat down in the shade and enjoyed eating the last bites of the German-style-bread that my baking-machine had produced during the night.

After I had taken the pictures, a long way home started. But before I left the place, I chatted with a family of Aldertown who is living only 160m from the CP. They were preparing a boot- and yard sale this Sunday.

After climbing a good number of steep hills and having cycled 301 km that day, I finally reached my home at 22:55 p.m.

CP visit details:

  • Time at the CP: 12:50
  • Duration: 18h 30min (until I was back home)
  • Distance of bike parking: 6m
  • Distance of houses: 130 m
  • GPS height: 61m
  • Description: Just north of the village Aldertown on the southern face of the of a forested 674 feet high hill. At the northern edge of a fallow grass field.
  • Given Name: The German-Style-Bread Confluence

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    #1: The Confluence - View to the North
    #2: View to the West
    #3: View to the South
    #4: View to the East
    #5: GPS Reading
    #6: People from Alderton
    #8: Entering Alderton
    #9: The Pub 'Gardeners Arms' in Alderton
    #10: The Confluence Hunter
    ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)