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Sunday, 20 October, 2002, 23:26 GMT 00:26 UK
In pictures: The centre of Great Britain
The geographic centre of Great Britain is on Brennand Farm, near the Lancashire village of Dunsop Bridge.

Equipped with a global positioning system (GPS), BBC News Online went in search of the exact location.

Farmer Geoff Walker points the way
Sheep farmer Geoff Walker points the way to the centre of Great Britain, a few kilometres walk beyond the hills
Peat bog near the centre of Britain
Peat-covered fields are the final obstacle in the quest for the nation's geographic heart
Author's self-portrait at the centre of Great Britain
One small step for surveying: A self-portrait at the centre of Great Britain
Pic taken at centre of Great Britain
A picture taken from Great Britain's exact centre
Ordnance Survey mapping  Crown copyright. All rights reserved: Media 523/02
The centre of Great Britain is near Whitendale Hanging Stones, shown here on an Ordnance Survey map
Dunsop Bridge sign and phone box
Dunsop Bridge does not advertise its special status, although a phone box celebrates its geographic location
Store owner Phil Woodhead and employee Jean Sutcliffe feed the ducks at Dunsop Bridge
Duck food is a best seller at the Dunsop Bridge store
Haltwhistle sign and Centre of Britain Hotel
Haltwhistle is more vocal about its claim, with signs and businesses proudly displaying the 'Centre of Britain' title

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BBC News Online's series of the exact centre of Great Britain and all the home nations

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