2012-04-09 51 -1

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Mon 9 Apr 2012 in 51,-1:
51.1494111, -1.4347079

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The hash was located in an MOD owned field next to Chilbolton Observatory.


  • Jand
  • Jand's Mum
  • Jand's Dad


On the last day of my temporary job at a farm near Stockbridge, I realised that the hash for that day was (as I then thought) in one of the fields owned by the farm. Excited at the prospect of laying my name in Hashtory, I set off with my parents after work to try and get there. To my immense disappointment, I found that not only was the field the one adjacent to the farm I worked on, it was also property of the MOD. I've done some stupid things in my time, but seriously, trespassing over two barbed wire fences into a field owned by guys with really big guns is a bit beyond me. By crawling through a (publically owned!) hedge, I managed to get within 3m of the hash, but no further. Therefore, I am claiming the No Trespassing Geohash Consolation Prize and an honorable mention for the Cubicle Geohash, the hash being less than 50m from the field boundary to the farm where I worked.

All in all, immensely frustrating, but not discouraging, as I'll still be hashing in the future. But not for two weeks. I'm on holiday for two weeks. Lord I hope there isn't a hash in my house while I'm away. I actually worry about this stuff now.

Edit: A few weeks after this, I got an email from a geohasher in the far off US of A, telling me that this did count as my GPS probably isnt accurate to less than 3m. My reactions to this were:

  • Jesus, people actually read the crap I write on here? Awesome!
  • Woo! I'm moving this out of the 'Unsuccessful hashes' section and into the 'Geohashes section'


Jand earned the cubicle geohash honorable mention
by working near the (51, -1) geohash on 2012-04-09.

Considering what I now know about accuracy, this is also possible:

Jand earned the Speed racer achievement
by passing through the (51, -1) geohash on 2012-04-09 at 20 miles per hour.