Skip to Content


Talking to the Troops (Hampshire)

A cache by DJH Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 11/02/2002
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

Join now to view geocache location details. It's free!


How Geocaching Works

Please note Use of services is subject to the terms and conditions in our disclaimer.

Geocache Description:

This cache is located on the South Downs Way, very close to the natural amphitheatre at Cheesefoot Hill, on the outskirts of Winchester.

In April 1944 six weeks before D-Day the US Army held a boxing tournament, thousands of British and American troops lined the steep ****s of the punch bowl to watch the top bill Joe Louis the heavyweight boxing champion of the world. It is also believed that Eisenhower briefed the US troops on the D-day landing in this stunning valley.

May now sees the annual music festival (Homelands) making use of the perfect natural bowl. This cache will be disabled around this event.

Suggested parking is at N51º 02.788 W001º14.755 There is an information board at this location giving a full history of the site. The walk to the cache can be muddy after rain so stout shoes or wellies would be advisable.

Please keep to public footpaths there is no need to climb fences to find the cache.

It would be a wise idea to take a note of the road number on which the suggested park is on, this may be of use when you find the cache.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Gur pnpur vf ng gur onfr bs n gerr ol gur srapr.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

Return to the Top of the Page

Reviewer notes

Use this space to describe your geocache location, container, and how it's hidden to your reviewer. If you've made changes, tell the reviewer what changes you made. The more they know, the easier it is for them to publish your geocache. This note will not be visible to the public when your geocache is published.