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United Kingdom : England

near Lowdham, Nottinghamshire, England, UK
Approx. altitude: 19 m (62 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 53°S 179°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
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#2: looking north (not much to see) #3: looking east (+ me) #4: looking south #5: looking west (too much sun) #6: Nice place to live #7: GPS

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  53°N 1°W (visit #4)  

#1: Approaching rapidly

(visited by Christopher Anton)

15-Nov-2003 -- Yet another rowing meeting, this time in Nottingham, led to me setting off early so that I could visit this confluence beforehand. Not sure why it's been so poorly visited before as it's very easy. As previous visitors have remarked it's possible to park within 20m of the track which leads you over the troublesome ditch, but not wanting to park on a 50mph road I went about 200m up the road and parked in a well-to-do housing estate.

There's a good track from the road following the pylons and once over the ditch it was a right turn along the edge of the field until this dog leg (Pic 1). Straight on from here for about 70m brings you to the exact spot. It's almost in the very corner of the field and the view north shows nothing but hedge. Pics 2, 3, 4, 5 are the views from the confluence facing N, E, S and W (into the sun) and I got a picture (Pic 7) of the GPS reading. I think visitor No 1 must have his captions wrong as there's certainly no pylons to the west or north.

Pic 6 was taken on the way back to the car which shows that for a confluence it's quite built-up.


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#1: Approaching rapidly
#2: looking north (not much to see)
#3: looking east (+ me)
#4: looking south
#5: looking west (too much sun)
#6: Nice place to live
#7: GPS
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