Autumn Gathering 2019

2019 Autumn Gathering...back to Cheddar for the 25-27th October

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Prices include credit card feeAdult - June Special Offer Price £72.58 GBPAdult - Normal price (after June 30) £77.75 GBPAdult (motorhome/campervan) - June Special Offer Price £67.41 GBPAdult (motorhome/campervan) - Normal price (after 30th June) £72.58 GBPJunior £36.39 GBPNerd name and Hash nameHome Hash

Teignmouth - Wide Receiver - 16th June 2019

East Cliff car park is always busy on a Sunday morning.  And it was the same today - might have been the church-goers or might have been the life-saving club.  The added confusion of a no-cash "pay & display" machine was creating long queues. 

We were there by 10.20, but 20 mins later there wasn't a spot remaining.  Bullbait and I were quietly enjoying a glass of his home-brew before we noticed it was 10 past 11, and feared the the pack had left without us!  Thankfully this wasn't the case - and others were busy racing to to 'occupy' the car spaces for hashers who were still searching.  We welcomed the family of new-comers in the circle,  but we were  still not all-there... Tampa and Belltoll had left it just too late, and were still searching for spaces when the pack left the car park at about 11.15.  Soon after that, Woodpecker arrived after touring the car parks of Teignmouth with a faulty sat-nav!  All of them caught up eventually!

The trail took us p…

Mamhead - Woody - 9th June 2019

Lots of conversations about dogging as we gathered at the Obelisk.  We were all watching cars going round and round the car park - they seemed to be looking for something: the kids said they were looking for somewhere to park, but I knew what they were really on the look-out for...
The a big shriek of laughter from Xbitz and others when they spotted that families had come accidentally in matching colours: BB and CC (red); Spocky and X-bitz (cyan); Stix and Bollards (purple); Wide and Tight (blue)- see photo below. Clearly Woodpecker stands out on his own!
Spocky opened the circle, and we heard how Woody had been laying this trail for the past 5 days.
The trail set off past the coffee van and through the undergrowth.  Out into the open with some fantastic views across the rolling hills - with a fish hook so that some of us could enjoy it twice.  Then down through the trees again, with the first of two big drops at the bottom on to the main path.  A bit of checking at the gate of a fie…

Bampton - Boots in Puss - 2nd June 2019

A fantastic hash up the boot's!
We (the Bitz's) set off up North on Saturday to make sure we got there on time. This hash and BBQ was of course to celebrate little 'MissChief's 3rd birthday. A good turn out considering how far up North we were and even the sheriff arrived 50 minutes early! Circle was called and Boots gave his distructions! 2 and on, flat, 2 long short splits and a sweetie stop. 5.5 miles for the longs and 4 miles for the shorts. A shower here and there and lovely scenery to boot! Through Bampton and on home to the best cooked BBQ I have ever had! Chicken was great, sausages were amazing and the burgers were cooked to perfection!! After birthday cake and much mingling and couple of us enjoyed a little drive around in Booties little toy!
Onon till next week The Spockster

Stoke Woods - Bully Bait - 26th May 2019

Words by Rocky this week.

We thought we saw a sun shining but it was only Wide Receiver's new summer trim, as the sun shone on it, we were all blinded. We started today with Bullbait joking that he had got lost on his own trail - it was laid by just himself so we could see why. Bullbait also said the trail was laid on the right, two and on, and was seven on a fishhook. At the circle, Spocky made a big announcement, that the Autumn Gathering registration was now open - at the same place and at the same price as last year. But not the same weekend!

We started by running down a long steep path so obviously we had to go back up it where we neared our first long short split. The longs had to go up and the shorts went straight across the path, as we were on our way down on the other side we came across a steep downwards path where we would re join the shorts. When you got to the end of it there was a bee’s nest and you had two options to go over or around it the longs went around it ap…

Clyst St Mary - Tampa - 19th May 2019

Words by Wide

So it begins as most hashes do, from a car park however, we didn’t get away until 1110. Bluto was even later as he went to Stoke Woods, nice one for making the effort to get to the right place in the end though. So after stories of traction engines passing the start and Boots in Puss tell us about the hash from his in a few weeks, we were off.

The shorts straight down through the village and the longs across the main road, over the foot bridge and then through the village. Damp patch and Imelda flew off as we got to the old causeway over the Clyst river but soon looked baffled as to the direction as there was a craftily places back check. Birthday boy and hare, Tampa lily, was shouting at me from a distance but as I myself am getting older failed to hear his cries. It was a jump over the walls and into the fields. X-Bitz, Itsy Bitz and Son of a Bitz scrambles over to find steps on the other side to make it easier. I jumped over all of them. Through the field and out the…

Kingsteington - Wide Receiver - 12th May 2019

Words by Rocky again this week:
This week’s hash was laid by Wide Receiver. A lovely day in Kingsteignton made a good hash.

First, there was a new person: Wide's next door neighbour. Wood pecker turned up late as we were just about start the starting the circle. As we were circling, we heard the familiar noise of the revving from his BMW.

As this was a long runners trail there were quite a few fishhooks. We came to one and it was 4. 4 people went back, people were relieved as the hare was all the way back. A few moments later there was another this time was 3. 3 people went back but when you did go back it felt like you went back a mile. Wide Receiver was only just entering the path people had been on for ten minutes.

When we came to the sweet stop there was a big entrance to the river Teign. Wide was taunting the group by going for a swim as if we were going to go that way. To everyone's disappointment we weren’t going to go that way. We went around to a bridge to cross instea…