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United Kingdom : Scotland

2.1 km (1.3 miles) NNW of Crossmichael, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, UK
Approx. altitude: 64 m (209 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 55°S 176°E

Accuracy: 6 m (19 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: zeroes at the point #3: looking north #4: looking east #5: looking south #6: looking south-west from the CP #7: starting point, 250 m away #8: way to the CP, looking south #9: Flower of Scotland near the CP

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  55°N 4°W (visit #4)  

#1: the confluence area, looking south-west

(visited by Ingo Scholz and Anita Klaiber)

02-Aug-2011 -- At 16:00 on the 2nd of August we turned into the A713 from Castle Douglas to New Galloway, to follow the arrow on our GPS receiver in the direction of 55°N 4°W.

The rain that drove us away from the Hadrian’s Wall this morning disappeared and some sunny rays dipped the fresh green landscape into a warm and golden light. On the small road to Knockvennie Smithy we could park our car in the entrance of a narrow farm track, just 250 m away from the CP. We followed the track to the farm and could open a gate that leads to the sheep-run behind the house. Another 60 m over the grass and we achieved the zeroes in the display of our navigator.

That was the easiest confluence hunt I did so far - but nevertheless satisfying. Just 20 min after our arrival we could continue our journey west to have our B&B in the Bladnoch Inn near Wigtown.


 All pictures
#1: the confluence area, looking south-west
#2: zeroes at the point
#3: looking north
#4: looking east
#5: looking south
#6: looking south-west from the CP
#7: starting point, 250 m away
#8: way to the CP, looking south
#9: Flower of Scotland near the CP
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