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Dalditch Farm - Woodpecker (and Spocky) - 24th September 2017

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The first part of today's trail consisted of everyone asking everyone else how many and on it was.   Everyone admitted that they hadn't been listening in the circle, so we never really worked out whether the information was given out in the first place.  Anyway, we reckoned on three and on and it seemed to work.
I've very little idea where the trail went; standard for me for Woodbury common, but there were plenty of long/short splits to keep everyone together.  Plenty of shiggy in places and some large puddles that proved attractive to Splat and Lethal Weapon, among others.
As can be seen from the photograph below, we had to fight our way through undergrowth at times and it was very prickly.  They get everywhere - CC can vouch for that.
Paperwork managed to collide with a dog; belonging to some "normal" people just out for a nice Sunday morning walk.  I don't think the owners were too impressed and told him to slow down!
We had a sweetie stop followed by the …

Clannaborough Cross - Woody - 17th September 2017

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Tick warning - please check for ticks following today's trail!  Info about Lyme Disease and ticks here.A reminder that Groucho will be putting in an order at the end of September for City of Exeter H3 hash haberdashery. See here for more details.Hares required for 26th November, 3rd and 10th December, and January 7th. [Words by Bollards] Woody explained that there were no long/short splits on the hash this week because it had been thundering when she laid it.  Clannaborough Cross is quite an exposed location, so I really didn't blame her for not wanting to be a lightning conductor.  We had a quick lesson on check-backs, as Woody did them just a little differently from what we are used to; with an extra dot to indicate which side to check on.  (Must be a Kirton thing).
There was slight confusion at the start when most of the pack found the walkers trail, but Woody quickly called us on in the right direction and we started heading uphill.  Woodpecker joined us at this point as h…

REMINDER!!! Hash Haberdashery

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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 http://personaltouch-emb.co.uk/pt/catalogue.htm.  There are no prices on the site - contact Groucho for details (exeterrock@yahoo.co.uk) 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








Stoke Cannon - Twin Peaks - 10th September 2017

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Twin Peaks unexpectedly found herself laying today’s trail and did a great job.  Fortunately, she knew the area well enough to put something together at the last minute and even managed to make it a 2 and on with several long/short splits. We gathered in the village car park next to the pub and welcomed the return of Spocky, X-Bitz and family who hadn’t been seen over the summer.  Puss, Boots and Miss-Chief were there for their last time as a family of three.  Puss’s waters broke during the night and she was having contractions, so they decided to come hashing to pass the time – like you do!?  Not something I would have done, but the intention was to walk to the first check and then go back home; a route that would take them via the hospital – just in case.  The trail began with a long/short split and we were treated to the stream train passing close by before we all regrouped near the level crossing.  We wished Puss, Boots and Miss-Chief all the best as they headed back home at thi…

Exminster - Bollards - 3rd September 2017

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HARE SHORTAGE!  
I need volunteers for 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd October please!

Perhaps the smallest pack of 2017 for this week's hash, which was somewhat expected because Stix had been trying to find a hares for this particular date since the beginning of July. The weather didn't help as the forecast had been predicting heavy rain all week for what was originally planned as a picnic! Bollards was the hare, and she had planned a simple and short trail around the village of Exminster.

The pack gathered in the back garden, within which Stix had erected the gazebo to provide some shelter from the rain. Twin Peaks was first to arrive, followed by Sorepoint and Paperwork, who had found their way to the village this time - and hadn't been directed to a 'destination' on the M5 bridge across the estuary! The only other arrivals were the Naughty Hashing Fairies (see their number plate): BB, CC, Stingray and Splat.

The trail was only supposed to be 3 miles, but turned into …

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

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[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…