the Degree Confluence Project

United Kingdom : Wales

near Gyfelia, Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom
Approx. altitude: 90 m (295 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 53°S 177°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: Exactly spot on #3: Eight satelllites enough? #4: Gordon & Craig #5: Craig & Nicola #6: Our audience

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#1: A nice view of the Welsh countryside

(visited by Gordon Spence, Craig Spence and Nicola Spence)

18-Nov-2001 -- I was going up to see my children again, and noticed that there was a confluence point reasonably nearby where the report didn't have an accuracy figure. Figuring it would be a nice day out and a chance to see and explore some Welsh countryside the plans were set.

It was quite a pleasant hour's drive through the edge of England and on into Wales. There wasn't actually any marker post, just all of a sudden the road signs begin to appear in both languages...

The last visitor noted that the confluence point was next to the road, but when we parked up the GPS was indicating that the point was in fact about 15 yards into a small field, just over the stream. There was a walkway across the stream and a small climb over into the field.

It looked like the field should be dry...."looked" being the operative word. Taking a few steps soon revealed that it was completely saturated, with small islands of dry ground. Fortunately we reached the point within a minute or so of paddling through what felt like a swamp.

There were a lot of trees by the road and they seemed to be obscuring some of the signals, it took a couple of minutes to get the eight satellites locked on. Usually I can get ten or eleven!

We then turned to the location shots; from the point; myself and Craig; Craig and Nicola and our only observers a herd of cows - who were staying up high on the dry ground.

Another one wrapped up and we set off for some lunch.

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#1: A nice view of the Welsh countryside
#2: Exactly spot on
#3: Eight satelllites enough?
#4: Gordon & Craig
#5: Craig & Nicola
#6: Our audience
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