The amount of funds we're collecting via subs is down this year, so please can we ask that if you don't pay annually, that you offer up your £1s after each trail. Otherwise we're going to have to reduce the hash-circle beers and snacks! Speedy is going to help Spocky collect them, and he's put together a spreadsheet on his phone to keep track of everything!

City of Exeter trails in August?

We still have no hares for 12th, 19th or 26th August. I can lay one of them, but that leaves two gaps. I need to let Buzby know for the diary by Friday. The other options is that we have a break, and start up again in September. Let me know your thoughts.

Yeoford - Woody - 15th July 2018

A fantastic trail this week from Woody on private land around Yeoford. Unfortunately we forgot to take a photo - but a great trail that had a bit of everything for everyone, haha's, river crossings, bogs, heat, fish-hooks, fields, undergrowth, hills, and a push-chair route (but we had no push-chairs!). Thanks also to Woody for laying on a great after-hash BBQ and wine is her beautiful back garden!

Next week we should see the return of Groucho for his trail, starting from the layby outside of the Steiner Academy, Cowley Bridge Road, Exeter (map), (SX909947). Then On Down to The Stables, Cowley Hill for Sunday lunch.

Danes Wood *Bull Bait's 40th* - Child Catcher, Twin Peaks and Bollards - 8th July 2018

If Bull Bait was worried about being humiliated, he wasn't showing it. The hash started normally - or as normal as could be expected given the 30 degree heat, and it being our 888th hash. But at the end of the opening circle, out came the surprises - and he clearly hadn't put on fish net stockings before. The pink handbag was full of forfeits - which would be undertaken as the hash unfolded.

The first was doing the plank for 60 seconds, the second was kissing all the male hashers, and the third was doing three cartwheels. The sweetie stop was at the top of the valley by the photoframe, where forfeit number four was 10 burpees. Number 5 was ten pressups, and number 6 - back at the car park - was kissing all the harrietts.

Then he (and Child Catcher) got down downs for allowing Stingray to hash in new trainers (last week). And another one for having his birthday - and the usual hash rendition of 'happy birthday'. Stingray also got fines for whinging.

Next week…

Bull Bait's 40th Birthday

Just a reminder that this Sunday is Bull Baits 40th Birthday hash. Twin Peaks, Bollards and I are laying a special trail with some surprises for him J  So join us to enjoy his humiliation, I mean celebration!
On on

Exminster - 1 July - Stix and Bollards

It was a very wet one on Sunday. And I learnt that chalk easily washes away. Thanks to Strapo for looking after the indoor BBQ!

Hares are required for 12, 19, 26 August and 2 September.

Sunday's trail is our 888 and Bull Bait's 40th birthday celebrations - from Danes Wood (SX968990)

And don't forget to Rate the Hash!

Woodbury Common - Woodpecker and Howlin' Wilf - 24th June 2018

After last week's cold and drizzly affair, the sun was back this week, with vengeance.  But the Four Firs car park was excessively busy.  The trail took us down towards the quarry-ponds where there was a long/short. Then up towards the woods, where we all thought we'd spotted the sweetie stop on a distant hill. But it wasn't!  Woof Woof was voluntarily doing fish hooks (Woof-ooks apparently - be carefully how you say it), and then on to the sweetie stop in the shade beneath the trees.  By this point, and to our surprise,  hash-virgin 'Emily' had caught us up

This was most of the way round - the last part of the trail ran parallel to the Yettington road, back to the (slightly quieter) car park.  Fines went to Miss Peaks for falling over again, Woof Woof for anal references, Bull Bait and Child Catcher for letting Stingray out with shoes that were falling apart, the hares for not wearing orange t-shirts, and Spocky for not giving the orange t-shirts to the hares.