Otter Valley Hash



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VENUE--Thursday February 2nd 2023 at 7.30pm

Posted on August 7, 2021 at 6:30 AM

Venue---Core Copse, East Hill Strips, near Ottery St Mary.



Posted on July 29, 2021 at 4:25 PM

During the Covid crisis, OVH3 changed it's way of functioning, in order to be 'Covid Safe'. This enabled us to continue our activities in all but the full lockdown periods. So as to distinguish between this modified version of hashing and 'proper hashing', we renamed ourselves 'East Devon Trail Finders' for the duration of the health crisis. Now that restrictions have been lifted, we have returned, at least in part, to more 'normal hashing', but still with a few safety precautions. Therefore, for the time being, we are named OVH3 aka EDTF. This will continue until such time as Covid is completely banished, or as good as. The combined name allows us to vary our procedures according to prevailing circumstances. There is a Facebook 'private group' which provides details of our venues and activities on a regular basis--named as the title of this item. 

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 ([email protected]), and the OtterValleyHash Twitter account, were established (by myself) to provide all the information that you NEED to know about OVH3 activities. I am not responsible for any OVH3 related content that you might find elsewhere!

Dirtband. (Treasurer & Membership Secretary).

Membership Fees 2020.

Posted on January 7, 2015 at 5:25 AM

Membership Fees for 2020 are now due!!

The good news is that membership fees can be kept at the 2019 rate of just £5 per wage earning adult. Juniors, students, or those without an income, need not pay. Equally, those who have joined recently (towards the end of 2019) will have their membership carried over into 2020. There is also a new Honorary Membership, which is free of charge, and applies to those who have attended more than 1000 OVH3 hashes. There are currently 6 of us, and this new membership status is an attempt to recognise 'services to OVH3'.

These changes to the the policy of previous years still represent 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. Also, members are on the hash email contact list, and may receive messages and information that non-members do not.

There is also a Facebook OVH3 members group, which can be used to send messages to the hash. I will allow/post your messages on this Group Page, if they are helpful and relevant to OVH3 and our activities. Ask me for more detail, if you are interested. It is my expectation that only OVH3 members should be part of this Facebook group, and you will certainly need to be a full member of the hash before your posts will be accepted!


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!

Out Of Bounds Areas In East Devon

Posted on March 21, 2012 at 5:45 AM

Hares---Please note that there are three areas in East Devon that must not be used for trails, under any circumstances. This is a result of requests by local land owners. If we do not comply with these requests, we might lose access to large areas of our best hashing terrain!!

The areas are

A) The RSPB Nature Reserve on Aylesbeare Common (close to Joney's Cross car park--beware!!).

B) Woodbury Castle Hill Fort--ramparts and interior.

C) Hayes Wood, west of East Budleigh (pheasant rearing!).

If you are laying for one of the other hashes that have recently taken to using terrain once only used by OVH3, please accept the same limitations. If access on Woodbury Common and surrounds is lost to one hash, it will be lost to all hashes!!

Maps of the areas of concern, and further details, can be found on the photos page. Please view this information carefully, if you intend to lay a hash close to any of these areas.

South West Hashing Website

Posted on February 27, 2010 at 4:48 PM

If you wish to access the South West Hashing Website, use the following link