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Ellerhayes Bridge - Bull Bait, Child Catcher, Stingray and Splat - 23 July 2017

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Hares required for 3rd and 24th September

[words by Bollards] The weather looked promising for a picnic at the start of the hash.  It was quite warm as we circled up near the car park to receive our instructions from the hares.  I can’t really explain where the trail went as there were many twists and turns as we headed through the woods, but fortunately it was well-marked.  All I can remember is that the first long was mainly up hill, until we re-joined the shorts where it plateaued at the top and had a regroup. We continued over the field, past some cows and back into the woods where there was a strange horse and carriage that you could put your head through to have your photograph taken.  No-one did.  We were all too busy checking.  On we went until we found a checkback which seemed to indicate that we should head into a quarry, but there was actually a narrow path next to it and we climbed up through the undergrowth to the path at the top.  Not long after there was a sweetie stop …

Weston - Strapo, Mad Max and Swampy - 16th July 2017

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Hares required for 3rd, 17th and 24th September

[words by Bollards] Fortunately, hashers had followed the directions from the Hash Blog rather than Facebook and arrived at the right Weston. The two and on trail was hared by Mad Max and Swampy as Strappo had the very important job of manning the BBQ back at Mad Max’s place. The trail went a long way along a lane with a fish hook to slow the front runners down. Unfortunately, I was amongst the first five to get there and had a lengthy trek back up the hill to Mad Max. Stix managed to miss it by sneaking off into a field to water the plants. Eventually we arrived at a long/short split near a caravan park. The longs followed a cliff path; taking in some spectacular views. Sorepoint was held up by a lost normal person, but she still managed to get to the Sweetie Stop before the rest of the pack had devoured them all. A second long/short split saw the longs heading through a meadow before turning onto a lane and finding a ha-ha! Ba…

Haldon Hill - Hole-in-1 and Blutoe - 9th July 2017

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Hares required for 3rd, 17th and 24th September

Last week, someone left behind a grey lightly checked T-shirt of a silk-like material by the poolside. If they please let Woodpecker know, he will hand over ASAP. 


[words by Bollards] It was the biggest turnout for a hash in a long time. No Butt and Mouthful, Swampy and Strapo and others made a welcome return. Fresh(ish) from the fight (it was over a week ago), Holeinone and numerous helpers had laid a 2 and on trail, with 2 long-short splits, although they had got a bit lost. However, the pack seemed to remain together remarkably well, despite the heat.
The long had a gentle downhill start, which seemed to go on for ages (worryingly). We re-joined the short and before long found ourselves heading downhill again on another split. This time we had to climb up through woods and a fern covered bank which was tiring, but fortunately it leveled out again and we weren’t far from the sweetie stop.
There were plenty of sweets on offer and…

Estuary View, Woodbury Common - Woodpecker - 2nd July 2017

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[words by Speedy] This week, we have been in Woodbury Common for Woodpecker's 50th year of hashing. We considered his hash to be a fairly dry hash up at the common as it was scorching weather. We started off  at a quick pace and were in to the first mile quickly, after a walk through the car park in confusion. We then went through some forests until we came to the first long-short-wa***rs split. We ran down to a back check then ran through some fields of dead, scorched plants. Eventually we made it to the sweet stop where we enjoyed lots of sweets. We set off from the sweets, and went down a hill where near a pool, Rocky found it appropriate to say "Maniacs that way" to some young normal people who looked shocked to see him. We continued to run through the common. When we reached the car park we set off to Woodpecker's estate. When we got there we were greeted by his swimming pool and an infinite supply of every sort of…

Newton St Cyres golf course - Groucho and Twin Peaks - 25th July 2017

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Hares required for 3rd, 17th and 24th September

Memories of today’s trail consist of rape, bicycles and gossip (by Bollards).
There was a huge contrast in the weather from last week with hashers wondering whether or not to wear their jackets on trail as it was drizzling when we arrived at Newton St Cyres Golf Club. Groucho, assisted by Twin Peaks, had laid a 3 and on trail and we were warned at the outset to mind the triffids. Apparently, Groucho had nearly lost Twin Peaks during the laying, although he could still hear her.
After a long/short split and a hash halt which didn’t look anything like a hash halt, the pack came together and wound their way into a rape field. We could have done with scythes to hack our way along the public footpath and progress was slow. Paperwork was getting very agitated that he couldn’t get a move on, while the rest of the pack gossiped. Various hashers claimed to have hay-fever, many were stung by the nettles, but we bravely soldiered on and eventua…

Exminster - Bollards and Speedy - 24th June 2017

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HARE REQUIRED FOR 6TH AUGUST!

It was too hot to hash. Luckily, I’d managed to lay the trail the previous evening, otherwise I’d never have made it around twice. The first half of the trail was mainly uphill for the shorts and uphill and downhill and uphill again for the longs (of which there weren’t many). After the regroup, it was uphill for everybody, before a level bit and then a sweetie stop. The final third of the trail was downhill, before levelling off along the main road back to Exminster. There were few runners by this point. Apathy reigned. We had a BBQ on the field. About an hour after getting back we had some food, which was surprising as Stix had stayed behind to get everything ready. Stix did a good job of not burning the food. Hopefully, no-one got sunburned either.

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25th June: Newton St Cyres Golf Course (picnic) - Groucho (map)
2nd July: Castle Car Park, Woodbury Common (Estuary View / West side) - Woodpecke…

Lympstone - Spockbitz - 11th June 2017

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Today's hash was laid by Spocky. We expected it to be a  long trail and we were not wrong.  We first came to a bridge however Spocky had laid a false trail and we all went the wrong way.  We soon then regrouped as the kissing gate was locked so we all had to climb over it.  We met our first long short split. We went down a small narrow path and found a back check and because we are all like sheep, apart from me obviously.  We nearly decided to go back until we found the trail was actually taking us back to the trail. #hashersaresheep.  Suddenly out of nowhere Twin Peaks dropped her fining book. The trail continued and very evilly we went though continuous meadows of wheat, the farmers did not like that. #Terisa May is not geting presents from Santa this year .  And fortunately for bull bate there were no cows. We eventually we came to the sweet stop where there were only 4 bags of sweets. #weneedmoresweets. I then made a bad mistake - I checked the same…