Canterbury, United Kingdom

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Local and adjacent hashpoints.

The 51, 1 graticule covers the part of the United Kingdom (UK) from 51° to 52° latitude, and from 1° to 2° longitude. It covers the eastern end of Kent, and also parts of the Suffolk and Essex coasts. At low tide, it also includes a tiny piece of a French beach near Calais - 0.00077 of the area. This might be reachable once every three or four years. The sea areas are Thames and Dover.

Canterbury has a couple of inconveniences. It is about 20% land and the Thames estuary splits the graticule. It's 150 km or 90 miles to the nearest river crossing at Dartford and back to the 51, 1 border. There's a ferry (Gravsend to Tilbury), slightly closer, but only for pedestrians and bicycles. In an average month there might be 4 southern zone and 2 northern land hashpoints.

No one has documented an expedition in the southern zone.

Expeditions and Plans

Please post your expedition plans and links here.


  • 13 March 2020 (Fri) Betteshanger Park, Near Deal. Macronencer reached the hash point, which was directly on the cycle track. It was a 300-mile round trip.



All geohashers are cordially invited to the 10th anniversary 2018 geohashing day meetup in the Cambridge UK graticule.




  • 07 July 2011 (Fri): Sourcerer visited the promontory that separates the ports of Harwich and Felixtowe. The hashpoint was right on a public footpath.


  • 21 November 2010 (Sun): Sourcerer visited a small bottle bank in Taunton Road, Walton, Felixtowe, Suffolk, UK. He visited the point and later explored Felixtowe.
  • 24 September 2010 (Fri): Sourcerer and MagicIan visited a sheep field east of East Bergholt, Suffolk, UK. Sourcerer (Neil) made a circular walk on public footpaths with one short cut across a sheep field to take in the hash point. Neil believes this is the first documented expedition in this graticule and claims the virgin geohash. This was hash 1 of a pentahash taking in Canterbury, London East, London West, Northampton and the Cambridge graticules. MagicIan was also trying to lay claim to the virgin geohash in the graticule but was a couple of hours too late.

Local Geohashers

  • 04housemat - Moved from the Weymouth graticule to Canterbury for university.
  • Kitutal - am I all alone here?
  • Sourcerer - Visits as often as posible from the Norwich graticule.