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United Kingdom : England

near Michaelchurch Escley, Herefordshire, England, UK
Approx. altitude: 229 m (751 ft)
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Antipode: 52°S 177°E

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

#2: on the spot #3: rucksack marks the spot #4: looking north #5: looking east #6: looking south #7: looking west #8: St Michael's church

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#1: The oak tree in the gloom

(visited by Christopher Anton)

30-Oct-2004 -- Yet another rowing meeting providing the excuse to visit a confluence.

It's been very wet in the UK recently so I took my boots, but the promised better weather forecast for today never materialised and the fog just kept getting worse as I got closer to the little village of Michaelchurch Escley where I parked in a camping site car park about 400m from the confluence.

Following the road to Craswall I came to the gate into the field next to the famous oak tree - still surprisingly in lots of leaf given the wind we've had recently. There being no-one around to ask I made my way along the field edges, through a ford and into the right field. Like others I found the the tree was slightly away from the confluence about 3m to the SW of it. This pic shows the GPS position at the spot of the rucksack in the previous pic.

Views to the North, East, South and West taken from the exact spot. The view to the south just shows the tree.

On the way back to the car I called in at the village church of St Michael which was fortuitously open.

A very boggy trek but a nice confluence, I'm amazed it's not had more visitors.


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#1: The oak tree in the gloom
#2: on the spot
#3: rucksack marks the spot
#4: looking north
#5: looking east
#6: looking south
#7: looking west
#8: St Michael's church
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