Otter Valley Hash


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Information About Otter Valley Hash Activities.

Posted on May 25, 2016 at 5:50 AM

Please be aware that this website, the official hash email (ovh3@bt-----), and the OtterValleyHash Twitter account, are the only definitive and 'official' sources of information about our activities. Any other sources that claim to represent OVH3 are not under the control of the Hash Treasurer and Membership Secretary, and may not always carry accurate and up to date information. In particular, members should note that Rambo's newsletter does not reach the entire hash membership. It should be seen as a luxury, rather than a necessity. All information that you NEED to know about OVH3 activities can be found on this website, or will be sent to you through the 'official' email (ovh3@bt--) source. If you have a message that you want ALL members to receive, it must be sent to Dirtband for distribution!!

Dirtband. (Treasurer & Membership Secretary).

Hash Venues August 2016.

Posted on May 25, 2016 at 5:25 AM


AUG 4th  Warren CP, Woodbury Common. OD-Cannon Inn, Newton Poppleford. Coldbits.

Aug 11th  White Cross CP, southern end of East Hill Strips. OD-Rising Sun, Sidford. Emperor Ming & Rambo.

Aug 18th  Four Firs, Woodbury Common. OD-The Maltsters, Woodbury. Swinger.

Aug 25th  Peak Hill CP, Sidmouth. OD-Balfour, Sidmouth. Pubes & Redsox. Family friendly-bring the kids!

The exact location of all our venues can be found using the maps folder on the Photos page.

Membership Fees 2016.

Posted on January 7, 2015 at 5:25 AM

Membership Fees for 2016 are now due!!

Fortunately, we are able to keep the fees at 2015 levels--£10 single, £15 couple or family. However, if the family group includes more than two wage earning adults, I think that an extra £5 per additional adult (on top of the £15) would be fairer. This is a slight change from the policy of previous years, but still represents excellent value for money. If you wish to maintain your membership of OVH3, please pay me (Dirtband) as soon as possible.

If you have not done so before the end of February, I will assume that you no longer wish to be a member of the hash. You can, of course, still hash with us at a cost of £1 per hash, and these payments can be accumulated up to the membership fee, in time.

Remember that fee payment ensures you are covered by our Public Liability Insurance, and that you qualify for a half price Xmas meal! Also, members are on the hash email contact list, and may receive messages and information that non-members do not.

Photos from the Salcombe Hill Hash on 19th June 2014.

Posted on July 6, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Some photos of our recent hash from Salcombe Hill, on a nice warm summer evening, have now been added to the 'Photos' tab. They were taken by Cousteau, who was our hare for the evening. 

The Grizzly And Fund Raising For The National Osteoporosis Society.

Posted on January 28, 2014 at 10:25 AM

It is now just over a year since the avalanche (19/01/2013) that killed Cousteau's brother Tom (Badfinger) and 3 friends in Glencoe, Scotland. One of Tom's good friends (Sam Morris) has decided to run the 2014 Grizzly with Ben (Cousteau) in order to raise funds for the National Osteoporosis Society, who were funding Tom's Phd research at the time of the accident, and in memory of Tom.

Ben and Sam would greatly appreciate any sponsorship, as funds raised will help to enable research to continue and, hopefully, improve the lives of Osteoporosis sufferers. To this end, Sam has set up a Justgiving page at:

Thank you for any support you feel able to offer.

Dirtband and Noname (father and mother of Tom-Badfinger).

Photos of 11th July Hash From Salcombe Hill.

Posted on July 13, 2013 at 6:40 PM

A selection of the pictures that Cousteau took on last week's hash, from Salcombe Hill, can now be seen on the photos tab. What a glorious summer evening it was for a hash!! 

Video-White Cross 11/4.

Posted on April 19, 2013 at 11:55 AM
A video, taken by Rambo, of our hash from White Cross (April 11th 2013), can be viewed at

Fund Raising For Lochaber and Glencoe Mountain Rescue Teams

Posted on January 23, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Most of you will know that Ben's (Cousteau) brother Tom (Badfinger) was killed in the Glencoe avalanche on January 19th. In an effort to squeeze some good out of this tragic event for our family, Ben will run The Grizzly this year. He has set up a webpage at, and any donations/sponsorship will be very gratefully received. The mountain rescue teams often have to work in very testing terrain and, more often than not, in atrocious conditions. Their searches do save lives but, as proved the case for Tom, his girlfriend Rachel, Chris and Una, such a positive outcome is not always possible. Raising funds for the teams is Ben's way of helping to enable a few more successful rescues in the future. If just one family can be saved from the experience that we are now having, that would be a great achievement.

Thanks, Dirtband, Cousteau, Noname.

OVH3 on Twitter

Posted on August 17, 2012 at 4:45 PM

The hash now has a Twitter identity (@OtterValleyHash). It is a quick and easy way to put out the very latest information about hash activities--late changes to venues, for example. 

If you have a Twitter account, just follow OtterValleyHash to receive the latest updates. The more members that follow, the more useful the facility becomes!

News From Our Founder--Squit.

Posted on May 1, 2012 at 4:35 PM

OVH3 has existed for well over 20 years now. The guy that started us off on this amazing trip (Squit) has recently contacted me, and wishes me to pass on his regards to all that recall him. He did make a guest re-appearance a few years back, or so my rapidly fading memory tells me!

Anyway, he seems to be living (along with Mrs Squit/Debbie and family) in Brandy Station, Culpeper County, Virginia,  and works with the Fire Department in a team that specialises in cliff and swift water rescue. He does not hash, but is Scout Master of the the largest scout troop in town ( 

He is into Geocaching, and has just released a Travel Bug, with the goal of getting to South Devon, so look out for that!