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“Caterpillar crater”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hill 60

Hill 60
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Small-Group Australian Battlefield Tour in Flanders from Brussels
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Sydney
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“Caterpillar crater”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013

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......

Visited November 2013
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English first
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“Sad viewing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013

Well worth a visit to get an insight to seeing how the soldiers lived in the First World War, we can't begin to imagine how they lived in all that mud and cold. To see all the pieces that had been collected is amazing.

Visited October 2013
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Australia
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“Gives a sense of the violence of the war”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

One of the few areas still left with the signs of World War 1. Gives you a sense of the devastation.

Visited October 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“It is as it was - no frills.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

Walk down the back to find the bunker - you could miss it. And don't miss walking around to the Caterpillar crater next door. It is worth the walk. Across the railway bridge and along the track by the fence. Very tranquil and peaceful.

Visited April 2013
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Wenatchee
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“Hill 60 was a good stop!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

It was sobering to think that somewhere under our feet lie soldiers forever lost in the mud and carnage of 1914. The hill with its resident sheep, memorials, bunker, craters and trenches was a good visit. Also, we were in need of a good meal and WiFi. Got both at the Hill 60 cafe - and the most delicious chocolate mousse dessert! Neat, clean, a great little stop!

Visited June 2013
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