We just had one hare at the start of the trail, with Dark Lord and Humpty at the sweetie stop, because Humpty is recovering from having a toe removed (that's not true, but sounds more exciting than a mole).
Happy Snapper told the pack that they had shared the laying, and the trail wasnt very long. It turned out that "not very long" meant over 5 miles, but there were a lot of fish hooks which helped keep us all together.
I'm not sure what we were all pointing to in the first photo, probably the first mark.
What nobody realised at this point, including Woodpecker, was that Woodpecker had only put on one of his hashing shoes... Good job it wasn't too muddy!
We really should have given him a down down!
We started off heading towards Quarry Lane and Honiton Rad, continuing up Sweetbrier Lane, past the entrance to the allotments and up an incredibly long flight of steps. Then along Birch Barton Hill, and down to Thornpark Rise, where Spocky had an altercation with a young lady dropping rubbish. After that, we headed up to Hamlin Lane playing fields and round the corner where we had the sweetie stop outside the cemetery. We found Dark Lord hanging around in camouflage very suspiciously next to lamp post.
Happy Snapper risked like and limb by taking the photograph from the middle of the road. A great set of sweets including some mango winders!
Then through the cemetery on a long, but I really thought we shouldn't have had to hop between the grave stones! ( that's another lie, we didn't).
At one point we lost the trail and Spocky explained that he found a "dead end"!!
Our return trip took us to Heavitree Pleasure Ground, and back along Butts Road, where Mad Max was leading the pack after a couple of fish hooks. Through the houses and home.
Wide has stepped in to lay next week's trail from Haldon Belvedere... What a hero!