the Degree Confluence Project

United Kingdom : England

1.1 km (0.7 miles) W of Barkway, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Approx. altitude: 142 m (465 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 52°S 180°

Quality: good

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#2: Picture 2 #3: Picture 3 #4: 51N59m59.6s 0E0m3.4s #5: My boots that afternoon, *after* cleaning attempt no.1!

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#1: Its over there....!

(visited by Pete Boyd)

09-Dec-2000 -- A sunny Saturday morning gave me the inspiration to head off into the middle of no-where. Load up the camera with film, jump on the bike and off I head out of London.

With a waypoint set on the GPS, I joined the A10 and just followed the arrow and watched the miles count down as I approached the confluence point.

By the time I reached the village of Reed it became obvious that I should have taken the previous turning to get closer to the point. 'Never mind' I thought. 'Let's take the next right-turn and see where I end up'.

After riding a large circle around the point along the tiny back-roads of Cambridgeshire I managed to find a track heading up the side of a field towards the required location. This is when it started to go wrong...

Quite simply, my motorbike isn't designed for mud-plugging. After days of rain there was no traction whatsoever! The 200metres from the road to the point where I stopped in the photograph took 20 minutes. By the time I found a solid piece of ground to stop, I was knackered!

The confluence point is about 50metres into the field in pic1. Unfortunately the photo doesn't show how soft or muddy the ground really is - a tractor was required for further progress. So, 50m away isn't bad and maybe a revisit is called for in a few month's time.

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#1: Its over there....!
#2: Picture 2
#3: Picture 3
#4: 51N59m59.6s 0E0m3.4s
#5: My boots that afternoon, *after* cleaning attempt no.1!
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