Despite having done some research before visiting the salient and despite having a generally good guidebook with us, I was still unsure how to reach the adjacent Caterpillar Crater after visiting the Hill 60 site. So this might help other directionally confused individuals :-) :
If facing the Hill 60 entrance gate, walk to the right, past the small car park, past the memorial to the two French resistance fighters, across the railway bridge and then turn immediately left along a path that runs parallel to the railroad and across from the Hill 60 site.You'll see to a small metal turnstile which you need to go through on your way to the crater. It's a 2min walk which can get muddy.
By the way, directly opposite the path that leads to the crater and across the road there is an interesting British Intelligence panoramic photo of the Hill 60 area during WWI.
Also, the newish-looking Hill 60 cafe which is across the road from the site looked popular with locals, served a reasonably-priced and pretty good cup of coffee (they don't do coffee to go though) and had clean bathrooms.
Hope this helps someone......
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