31-Aug-2006 -- Having spent the August Bank Holiday week in the Lake District hiking around the Southern area, including an assent of Scafell Pike, we decided to visit a Confluence Point on the way home.
Looking at the CP’s that we have not visited in England, the closest on the way home was N53 W02, which looked like would not take us too far off route and could be achieved quickly to break up the drive back to Oxford.
Reading the notes from the Coordinator, I posted the owner of the farm a note to say that Kim and I would be visiting next week and that I hoped he would allow us access to this CP. When we arrived at the farmhouse, no one was home, so I got the GPS out and turned it on, we were only 100m from the point, so I started walking towards it and looking for Mr Radcliff, as I approached the point, I could here him in the shed next to the CP. Introduced myself and he said that he got my postcard, but really did not understand what the whole fuss was about, and that last year a guy visited stood next to a pile of bricks and left. He couldn’t really understand why, and said that I could do the same if I wished and got back to his cows.
With that I sloshed my way through the cow muck to the point, got my GPS photo in the rain and then North East South and West and left, it was a 5 minute CP, which was nice to break the drive up, we then headed to Oxford via Milton Keynes.