Exeter, United Kingdom

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The Exeter graticule covers the part of the United Kingdom (UK) from 50° to 51° latitude, and from -4° to -3° longitude. It includes the city of Exeter and various other towns in the county of Devon. If you are a fellow geohasher in this graticule please leave your name below.

Meetup on Saturday 4pm local time, if the position is on land. The coordinates will be available by 2.30pm on Friday, go to Geohashing.info and click Saturday's date to see them. Indicate under 'plans' (the earlier the better) if you intend to come; if possible provide details on how and when you intend to arrive. You can cancel at any time but please give notice if plans depend on you.

If you would like to suggest collaborating on journeys, an alternate location, things to do, or offer transport, leave the suggestion under plans and people should respond.

Bring anything you feel necessary, including but not limited to: friends, food, drink, games, music.

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Description

The Exeter graticule covers all of Exeter, Torbay, and Teignbridge; most of Mid Devon, East Devon, and South Hams; some of West Devon, Torridge, North Devon, Taunton Deane, and South Somerset, and a part of the English Channel. All the land in the graticule is in the county of Devon, except for the parts of Taunton Deane and South Somerset, which are in Somerset.

About 50% of the graticule is ocean. The land half is predominantly made up of fields in various states, crisscrossed by a dense road network. The largest urban centre is the city of Exeter, a somewhat small city, and there are innumerable smaller towns. It also includes much of Dartmoor, as well as the East Devon, Blackdown Hills, and South Devon Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, along with a few forests and several significant waterways.

It is likely to be easy to get close to a given geohash due to the extensive system of roads – there are A and M roads crossing the land part of the graticule in several directions and many smaller roads, and paths in between. Many of the roads are regular bus routes. However, as much of the land is farmed there is a good chance the geohash is on private land (look out for paths around the edges of fields; if you're in the same field as the geohash that's probably sufficient).

More extreme geohashes can be found on Dartmoor (particularly when shrouded in mist), and in the ocean.

Useful information

Include here information on transport options, access restrictions, kayak rentals, food & drink vendors, and anything else that may be good for geohashers to know.

  • This interactive map of Devon bus routes, colour coded by frequency of buses; also has railway lines marked.
  • This map of administrative divisions, for the reverse regional achievement.

Local geohashers

No longer active

Notable Dates

Plans

Expeditions

  • 2020-06-29 50 -3 - Harowcal got close to the hash in a field past Whitestone but couldn't get too close because of dogs.
  • 2020-05-28 50 -3 - Harowcal cycled to the hash on a solar farm between Woodbury and Lympstone, with subpar navigation.
  • 2020-05-17 50 -3 - Harowcal attempted to reach the hash but found it far from public access; he also found a mysterious network of forest paths.
  • 2020-05-16 50 -3 - Harowcal cycled to the hash on a farm just outside Woodbury but was unable to reach it due to having no public access.
  • 2020-05-09 50 -3 - Harowcal cycled to the hash in a field between Stockleigh and Cadbury, including a particularly arduous hill and a peacock.
  • 2010-06-04 50 -3‎ - Glory and cormorants! Okay, mostly cormorants. Munky hit the hash off Shaldon in the XKCD Standard Issue Inflatable kayak.
  • 2010-05-01 50 -3 - Munky attempted to reach the hash out to sea near Slapton but chickened out.
  • 2009-03-05 50 -3‎ - I know this isn't technically geohashing but I thought xkcd fans might appreciate it. I did this run [1] as an anniversary present for my girlfriend (it wasn't the only thing I gave her, mind you). It was quite tiring. Pastaman.
  • 2008-06-01 50 -3‎ - Faragher unknowingly came within 150m of today's hash, but didn't find out until too late!

Achievements

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Munky earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (50, -3) graticule, here, on 2010-06-04.