This cache is placed near Buckler's Hard where Lord Nelson's favourite ship, HMS Agamemnon, was built. It was whilst in command of the Agamemnon that Nelson lost the sight of his right eye during shore action at the siege of Calvi in 1794. HMS Agamemnon, together with HMS Euryalus and HMS Swiftsure, were all built at Buckler's Hard and all took part in the Battle of Trafalgar.
The co-ordinates above are for the parking (please note this opens at 10am and gets locked at 8pm and as of summer 2008 have started to charge £3). From there, you can opt to pay to visit the museum and gain entry to several of the houses in the village or you can start your walk at N50° 47.830 W001° 25.291 which is a public right of way through the village.
There is cheaper alternative parking in Beaulieu Village - there is a pay and display car park at N50° 49.057 W001° 27.180. The fees can be found here. Details of the route to Bucklers Hard can be downloaded from here.
Which ever route you decide to get to Bucklers Hard, go to N50° 47.964 W001° 25.269 where you should find some numbers to make up the final co-ordinates.
These are N50° 48.ABC W001° 25.DEF.
A is the item number of the description of the nearby Bailey's Hard.
B is the item number of the Duke's Bath Cottage.
According to the information board, the footpath between Buckler's Hard and Beaulieu is C miles long.
The brick chimney of the old estate brickworks was built in 1D90.
The Mill Dam was last worked in 19EF.
To find out more about Buckler's Hard and its facilities see the Buckler's Hard webpage
As this cache was placed to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Lord Nelson's victory and tragic death at the Battle of Trafalgar, the initial contents have a nautical theme to them. Please keep to this theme if you can. Enjoy!
If you intend to swap items, please remember: trade up, trade equal or trade nothing (trackables, of course, don't count as swaps).
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