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United Kingdom : England

2.9 km (1.8 miles) SE of Frith Bank, Lincolnshire, England, UK
Approx. altitude: 2 m (6 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 53°S 180°

Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Jonathan and Josh at the confluence #3: Looking North #4: Looking East #5: Looking South

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  53°N 0° (visit #1)  

#1: Looking at the confluence (half way between viewer and farm 30yd from channel)

(visited by Tim Swetnam)

31-Dec-2000 -- I had been planning to do 53N0W for almost six months but had never quite got round to it. Looking at the map the surrounding area looked very flat and un-photogenic. Nevertheless I had promised myself that this confluence would be done by the end of the year. So on the 31st Dec we, (Jonathan, Josh and I) set off, under leadened skies promising more snow, for Lincolnshire.

It was 65 miles from home to the site. The journey was uneventful. On the way we passed the unique eight sail windmill at Heckington (see photo). . The confluence is in the ‘Fens’ a low-lying farming area covering many hundreds of square miles in Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire. The farmland is criss-crossed by drainage channels. A public footpath follows the course of one of these to within 30 yards of the confluence.

My new GPS (e-trex) guided us to the site efficiently enough. Out of the car for a 300yd trudge across a frozen ploughed field before arriving bang on. We find all the zeros and take the enclosed photographs.

The photographic potential and challenge of the terrain is once again limited, yet we make the best of what can see and hurry back to the car as it's bitterly cold outside.

We check that we’ve got what we want on the camera LCD display and are soon on our way back home.


 All pictures
#1: Looking at the confluence (half way between viewer and farm 30yd from channel)
#2: Jonathan and Josh at the confluence
#3: Looking North
#4: Looking East
#5: Looking South
#6: Heckington windmill and signalbox.
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Pending visits
Submitted  Visit date  Name  Success?  Status? 
23-Aug-14  22-Aug-14  David Williams  yes  pending