09-Mar-2012 -- We'd spent a great week hiking in the Lake District, and were keen to do a Confluence Point there. However, as the only point in Cumbria (55N 3W) is in a military base, we had to make do with going next door to the Yorkshire Dales and hunting 54N 2W instead.
The point is located on the top of Bardon Moor/Bardon Fell, which is easily accessed from the car park by the small yachting club on the reservoir (as noted by numerous previous visitors). It is then a relatively steep climb up the side of the hills, which is not aided by the near absence of tracks to follow. It was pretty wet underfoot during our visit, and the walk is probably much easier during summer.
The point itself is sadly too far away from the edge of the Fell to get any really decent views: one can basically just see moorland in all directions. (But moving closer to the edge, there are some pretty fine vistas). We saw plenty of grouse around, and also quite a few sheep. I presume it was for the latter that someone had laid numerous salt trays down.
The round trip took us about an hour, and then we made our way back to Manchester; sadly, our holiday was now over.