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

Quality: good

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#2: View to the South #3: View to the West - Dawn #4: View to the North - Angus #5: Just outside the farm

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  51°N 1°W (visit #2)  

#1: View to the North - can you spot the cows ?

(visited by Angus Tracy and Dawn Humphreys)

07-Jan-2001 -- After finding out about the project, I soon discovered that there was a confluence point within 23 miles from home as the crow flies, near the lovely old village of East Meon.

My girlfriend and I set off on a beautifully sunny Sunday afternoon in January. I had already determined that the point was very close to a minor road, so I didn't expect too much difficulty in getting close.

During the journey in the car, we had to drive through a village which had been flooded due to recent torrential rain, and it crossed our minds whether we might have to get our feet wet!

Our excitement grew as we drew near our target, but it became evident that the confluence was located in a farm just off the road. We parked up and approached a farmer who was busy milking cows in a huge shed and informed him of our strange wishes to take some photographs around the farm. At first he was a bit worried that we might be animal rights activists wanting to see how the cows were treated, but after some gentle persuasion, he allowed us through a gate to further our quest. Unfortunately, after a couple of minutes, it became clear that the .000 location was actually inside the milking shed, about a cow's length away on the other side of the wall! Nevertheless, we snapped a few pictures, left and took further advantage of the bright sunny day and picturesque surroundings.

21-Feb-2004 -- Coordinator's Note: This is a commercial working farm, and has been well-documented. Since our visits interfere with operations, further visits are discouraged.

 All pictures
#1: View to the North - can you spot the cows ?
#2: View to the South
#3: View to the West - Dawn
#4: View to the North - Angus
#5: Just outside the farm
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