Woodpecker's hash mumbling about Badgers Holt

Woodpecker's visiting son in law, "This-big",  and his Grandog got off to a very belated start, due to canine resistance at the stepping stones.  The pack shortened the run, but This big, by now 45 minutes behind. did find the actual trail.  But Woodpecker, concerned (about Dog), went out to check round the 2nd half.  In the meantime, the stragglers did arrive, and Woodpecker was the last in.  Thus, This-Big and Woodpecker were the only ones to do the whole trail!  Thanks to all for helping out.

Badgers Holt, Dartmeet - Hole-in-1 and Bluetoe - 20th August 2017

[Words and photo by Speedy] We started off as we found out that there would be not 1 but 2 trails runners and walkers (or as Woodpeckers calls it w! £ $? 5s). Worryingly the hairs for the long had not finished laying the long so we were slightly concerned. We ran along a road and came to a fast-flowing river and the only way to get across was some stepping stones, at this point rocky got scared so he took a diversion However, I carried on. We then climbed up the steep hills of Dartmoor through the shiggy waters and finally through another river and had to go over more stepping stones. We then got out and struggled through some old cows.

We then carried along the main road and lost the trail and had to find the way back using maps. We then found that we had lost half of the pack.

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27th August: Kingsteignton (picnic hash!) - Wide Receiver (55 Fore St, Kingsteignton, TQ12 3AX, UK map). Bring a picnic!
3rd September: Milbury Farm Meadow…

Hele - Sorepoint and Paperwork - 13th August 2017

Hares URGENTLY required for 3rd and 24th September

(words by Speedy) Today's hash was in Hele just off the M5. As soon as we pulled up in our car we had found that Tampa had beaten us there and it was more than 20 minutes early. We had a serious disappointment when we found out the pub was not open; Before the hash had even started we had 2 surprises.

In the circle, we were told that it would be 4 to 5-mile trail and with thousands of long short splits. We started by going on a long split where we went over the train line and then back because of HA HA (so funny). Next by going under the M5 bridge where wide receiver decided to childishly shout, this echoed around the tunnel. We then went down to the local woods where we went down what felt like endless uphill paths and long short splits and checks we got to the sweet stop and had already gone 3.5miles (about 5km). When we were at the sweet stop we were greeted by Mo Farrah and Usain Bolt as well as lots of delicious cookies; 5 fo…

Hash Haberdashery

Groucho will be putting in an order at the end of September for City of Exeter H3 hash haberdashery.
You can choose your own colour, design and style.  Take a look at the catalogue on the Personal Touch website  There are no prices on the site - contact Groucho for details ( but the information and photoa below give some examples of what we ordered last time.

SS10 Mens T-shirt - £11.00 (clothing)  + £3.00 (add name etc) = £14.00
JC002 Performance long sleeved T-shirt - £10.00 + £3.00 = £13.00
SS14 Adult Hoodie - £16.95
SS6B Kids T-shirt - £7.00 + £3.00 = £10.00
SS10 Mens T-shirt - £11.00 + £3.00 = £14.00
JH055 Ladies Full Zip Hoodie - £18.95 + £3.00 = £21.95
JH050 Mens Full Zip Hoodie - £18.95 + £3.00 = £21.95
JH050B - Kids Full Zip Hoodie - £15.75
SS77B Girls T-shirt - £7.00
11970 Boys T-shirt - £7.00
GD05B - Kids T-shirt - £7.00 + £3.00 = £10.00
SS9 Adult Sweatshirt - £14.50
SS27 Adult Polo Shirt - £13.80

Dawlish Warren - Wide Receiver - 6th August 2017


I've spent far too long editing the bl**dy photo below, so I'm not got to write many words! But today's trail was a r*n through the crowds of grockles. Starting from the car park, which is apparently known as 'inner' Dawlish Warren, the first hurdle was paying for parking.  Who knows their registration number - not Twin Peaks clearly!  Our hare was Wide Receiver who told us multiple times that there was a sweetie stop, and that it was 2 and on.

The trail took us up the path behind the 'outer' car park, along the cliff.  There was a skateboarder, who according to Speedy is one of the student leaders at Dawlish Community College.  Mouthful tried to jump on the back, and obviously frightened him because 2 minutes later he'd fallen off.  He seemed to spend far too long on the floor, but got up once Bollards tried to sound sympathetic.

Then a split that confused all the longs, before back across thee railway line o…

Ellerhayes Bridge - Bull Bait, Child Catcher, Stingray and Splat - 23 July 2017

Hares required for 3rd and 24th September

[words by Bollards] The weather looked promising for a picnic at the start of the hash.  It was quite warm as we circled up near the car park to receive our instructions from the hares.  I can’t really explain where the trail went as there were many twists and turns as we headed through the woods, but fortunately it was well-marked.  All I can remember is that the first long was mainly up hill, until we re-joined the shorts where it plateaued at the top and had a regroup. We continued over the field, past some cows and back into the woods where there was a strange horse and carriage that you could put your head through to have your photograph taken.  No-one did.  We were all too busy checking.  On we went until we found a checkback which seemed to indicate that we should head into a quarry, but there was actually a narrow path next to it and we climbed up through the undergrowth to the path at the top.  Not long after there was a sweetie stop …

Weston - Strapo, Mad Max and Swampy - 16th July 2017

Hares required for 3rd, 17th and 24th September

[words by Bollards] Fortunately, hashers had followed the directions from the Hash Blog rather than Facebook and arrived at the right Weston. The two and on trail was hared by Mad Max and Swampy as Strappo had the very important job of manning the BBQ back at Mad Max’s place. The trail went a long way along a lane with a fish hook to slow the front runners down. Unfortunately, I was amongst the first five to get there and had a lengthy trek back up the hill to Mad Max. Stix managed to miss it by sneaking off into a field to water the plants. Eventually we arrived at a long/short split near a caravan park. The longs followed a cliff path; taking in some spectacular views. Sorepoint was held up by a lost normal person, but she still managed to get to the Sweetie Stop before the rest of the pack had devoured them all. A second long/short split saw the longs heading through a meadow before turning onto a lane and finding a ha-ha! Ba…