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United Kingdom : England

1.2 km (0.7 miles) W of Umberleigh Bridge, Devon, England, UK
Approx. altitude: 36 m (118 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 51°S 176°E

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

#2: North #3: East #4: South #5: West #6: GPS Montage #7: River Taw #8: Chapelton Station

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  51°N 4°W (visit #3)  

#1: W-N-E Panoramic Sweep

(visited by Gordon Spence)

29-Sep-2003 -- This is the second cp of four I plan to visit on this brief holiday. I have visited this point before, but in the height of the growing season on 12th May 2003.

I wanted to revisit this point as I was sure that the harvest would have been gathered and that it would look completely different. It did.

I approached the cp from the North this time and parked in the field entrance. I crossed back over the road and went to the first cottage. I introduced myself and found out that the land owner (Andrew) lived in "the big house round the corner". I explained the project and after confirming that all I wanted to do was take pictures was told to go ahead.

Today is a lovely sunny day, nearly 70 degrees a marked contrast to the last time we were here. Pic 1 is a panorama view (W-N-E) showing the general location of the cp. As you can see the rape seed has gone, but the first shoots of next years crop are just showing.

I followed this with the views to Pic 2 - North, Pic 3 - East, Pic 4 - South and Pic 5 - West. This cp is close to the road, in the North view you can see my car parked in the entrance to the field. Pic 6 - GPS montage confirms the required readings.

This is a very picturesque part of Devon, and indeed is the setting for the book "Tarka the Otter", the film of which was made in and around this area. Pic 7 is a view of the River Taw.

The road follows the river closely all the way down to the County town of Exeter. More info can be found here.

As you drive down to Exeter you notice that the railway line also closely follows and criss-crosses the river. It is only a single track line now but has some beautiful stations very rural and looking like a picture taken before the last world war. This is Pic 8 - Chapelton.

Next cp on this tour is also a revisit to 51N 03W.


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#1: W-N-E Panoramic Sweep
#2: North
#3: East
#4: South
#5: West
#6: GPS Montage
#7: River Taw
#8: Chapelton Station
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