the Degree Confluence Project

United Kingdom : England

1.9 km (1.2 miles) S of Froxfield, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Approx. altitude: 124 m (406 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 51°S 179°E

Accuracy: 7 m (22 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: View to the South #3: View to the West #4: View to the North #5: View to the East #6: GPS Reading #7: Crossing nearby #8: The Confluence Hunter

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#1: The Confluence

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

25-Sep-2005 -- I started this confluence visit as a bike trip at 6:15 a.m. in my home in London-Hammersmith. This Sunday morning the roads were not busy and cycling was pleasant. While the beeline distance was 77 km, it took me 102 km by road. I passed through Weybridge, Woking, Aldershot, Farnham and Petersfield.

When I had approached the confluence point to just 1 km near the village Langrish I suddenly got very hungry (I hadn’t eaten since I left home). Just in that moment there were Blackberry hedges next to the road and I filled my stomach with these sweet fruits until I had totally blue fingers.

The confluence point was easy to find. It is located directly in the village Ramsdean on a cattle farm. After I got permission to access the private land, I just had to walk 50 m on a track until I could ‘zero’ the coordinates. The point is located directly at the corner of an empty stable. The cows were grazing in the meadow nearby.

Since I didn’t look in the documentation from previous visits, I didn’t read the discouragement advice. Since the public road is only 50m from the CP, it actually would not have been necessary to enter the farm for a complete visit!

The way back I took small country roads. This was much longer and more exhausting but therefore more pleasant. Exhausted and very hungry but satisfied I reached my home at 6:50 pm with 217 km on my odometer.

CP visit details:

  • Time at the CP: 11:50 a.m.
  • Duration: 12.5 h (until I was back home)
  • Distance of bike parking: 50m
  • GPS height: 124m
  • Description: The point is located on a cattle farm in the village Ramsdean. The area around is hilly (mountains are called South Downs) with farm and forest lands.
  • Given Name: The Blackberry Confluence
  • Coordinator's Note: Please note that as previously stated, this is a working farm and further visits are discouraged. As is noted you can "complete" this CP by staying on the road.

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    #1: The Confluence
    #2: View to the South
    #3: View to the West
    #4: View to the North
    #5: View to the East
    #6: GPS Reading
    #7: Crossing nearby
    #8: The Confluence Hunter
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