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#987 Sampford Peverell - Boots - 25 October 2020

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A beautiful warm autumn morning for the 16 hashers who made the journey up the M5 to Sampford. We started off with a welcome from Spocky, but with everyone in attendance having already hashed post-lockdown, it was just a quick safety check as a reminder.  Boots announced the trail as the 2020 Autumn Gathering!
The trail started off going through the village before passing 'Boobery' where all the hash harriets had their photo taken last time we were there. Then up on to the meadows south of the village and through a field of cows who despite a missing Bull Bait, still seemed interested in us! A loop back round into the village again, and up the other side towards the link road, where we had our mid trail safety check (aka sweetie stop) in a field where boots couldn't find his own marks!
Then underneath the main road, and up a long driveway and heading further north to a narrow path through a farm. Down a lane and then back to where we were about 10 minutes earlier, with the t…

This week's hash

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This week we're at The Globe Inn, Lower Town, Sampford Peverell, EX16 7BJ for a trail laid by Boots
https://maps.app.goo.gl/khv6jXGBga1TjzDy9

As always please register and self declare https://tiny.cc/HashReg. If this is difficult for you, please email me stix@cityofexeterh3.org.uk.
*** No-one should leave home to participate in the hash if they, or someone they live with, has any of the following:
A high temperature A new, continuous cough A loss of, or change to, their sense of smell or taste

#986 Warren Car Park - Spocky - 18th October 2020

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20 of us this week, with numbers boosted by the very welcome return of Oddbitz and Wobblybitz, and Boots, Puss, Mischief and Wrecking Ball. Rocky was also back with his broken collar bone!
We suffered the usual problems with parking at the Warren, but everyone found a space by the time our hare returned from his lay.  Spocky had started his lay about 10am, but realized he was still two miles away at nearly 11. So it was about 10 past 11 before we circled up for the Pre-hash safety check!
Then On On with a long-short split to kick off with taking 3 sides of a loop, with the shorts going straight ahead. Speedy seemed to be the FRB this week, with his brother, not supposed to be running, still managing to lead the shorts! Lots of wrong checking from the rest of us as we began to get sweaty on a deceptively warm autumn morning.  While r#nning with Dark Lord, I asked him about his work. I was surprised to hear that he was working for the Co-Op, but then realisied that is misheard his delicat…

This week's hash

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This week we're at The Warren Car Park,  B3180, Woodbury Common EX5 1EZ https://maps.app.goo.gl/VKNngZX2zNYgDhc16 for a trail laid by Spocky.  

As always please register and self declare https://tiny.cc/HashReg. If this is difficult for you, please email me stix@cityofexeterh3.org.uk.
*** No-one should leave home to participate in the hash if they, or someone they live with, has any of the following:
A high temperature A new, continuous cough A loss of, or change to, their sense of smell or taste

#985 King George V Playing Fields, Countess Wear - Speedy & Bollards - 11 October 2020

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A fantastic turn out of 16 this week, helped by the glorious weather and central location no doubt. Great to see Zoot, Hot Lips, Rambo and Coat check!
It was Speedy's first 'real' lay, with his mother in tow!  Good job Speedy has a sense of direction and can read a map!!
A welcome and Covid safety check from Spocky, a distribution of sweets, and we were off. The longs did a 1 mile loop around the playing fields before finding themselves back at the car park to rejoin the short. Then up through the houses towards Ludwell Valley Park. Apparently there were bulls in the field at this point, so the hares had to reroute!Then the longs caught up with the shorts, just in time for a socially distanced breather in the warm autumn sun!
Another long short before we headed down Ludwell Lane, and back along the stream to Topsham Road. It was pretty much OnHome from there, past the Crem, following the path to Countess Wear Mill and returning to the car park in just over an hour!
A quick saf…

Tomorrow's hash

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This week's hash is from George V Playing Fields, Countess Wear. It's the car park at the junction of Lime Kiln Lane with Countess Wear Road, not the car park immediately off Topsham Road. The hares are Speedy and Bollards
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/Ss1ciBS46opGosti9
As always please register and self declare https://tiny.cc/HashReg. If this is difficult for you, please email me stix@cityofexeterh3.org.uk.
*** No-one should leave home to participate in the hash if they, or someone they live with, has any of the following:
A high temperature A new, continuous cough A loss of, or change to, their sense of smell or taste

#984 East Hill, Ottery St Mary - Howlin' Wilf - 4 Oct 2020

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This was the trail that never was... At least until today. Back in March, Howlin' Wilf was supposed to be the trail that followed Wide's in Chudleigh, but then Covid came among.
Bollards welcomed the pack (Stix, Bollards, Rocky, Howlin' Wilf, Wide, Tight, Woodpecker, Tampa) in a purely informational way and reminded us all to keep three metres distance. Straight over to the hare who said something about kilometres (he doesn't do miles), something about it being on the right, and something about conkers (which I never found). After a quick discussion about how you could play conkers while social distancing, we were off. 
Up the road to the car park we've used in the past (now no longer a car park) and into the woods. The rain was coming down and it was pretty windy, but the trees kept the worst off. A long-short split, which seemed to involve a couple of steep climbs and a bit of shiggy and we were soon beck together for the NSS (not sweetie stop). But it WAS a sweeti…