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[edit] The area

This graticule covers the part of the United Kingdom (UK) from 52° to 53° latitude, and from 0° to 1° longitude. It contains the city of Cambridge, and several smaller towns including King's Lynn, Wisbech, Thetford, Ely, Newmarket and Haverhill.

Until Sheffield overtook it in 2011, Cambridge was the UK's most active graticule. Although most of the early activity was based around the city, we are now fortunate enough to have active geohashers to the north and east as well, and new hashers and meetups in any part of the graticule are most definitely welcome. Meetups are always good!

The Cambridge graticule covers not only the county of Cambridgeshire, but also parts of Hertfordshire, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk and Lincolnshire. Most of it is land, but the Norfolk coastline falls just inside its northern edge, and, further west, it includes The Wash in Lincolnshire. Much of the terrain is quite flat, with some hillier land in the south, and much of it is farmland. To get a Reverse regional achievement, all the counties above should be geohashed.

Due to the symmetry of coordinates about the prime meridian, the neighbouring Northampton graticule, to the west, will never provide a closer hashpoint than our own graticule, no matter how close to the border you are. However, if the day's coordinates fall close to the meridian, then the hashpoints in the two graticules will be quite close together, offering a good opportunity for a Double geohash. Should the longitude be less than +/- 0.000100° it becomes possible to be in the uncertainty circle of both hashpoints simultaneously. In UK graticules, this happens about once every 25 years!

As most of the graticule is very flat countryside, and Cambridge itself is arguably the "cycling capital of England", this graticule offers excellent opportunities for bicycle geohashing.

Cambridge has enjoyed several spikes of activity over the last few years, and was the UK's most geohashed graticule until Sheffield took over the record in 2011. Cambridge, Sheffield and Norwich are now vying for the title -- watch this space!

[edit] Expeditions and Plans

Expeditions in 52, 0

[edit] 2015

If you're planning an expedition, please add to this section. People actively watch it and they might try to join you.





[edit] 2008-2014

107 expeditions took place between 2008 and 2014. These are detailed on the archive pages for 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

The highest number of expeditions in a calendar year was the 27 expeditions during 2010, and the highest number in a month was the 11 in September 2012. A few times, Cambridge has been the most active graticule in the world for a particular month, earning us the following shiny ribbons.


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The Cambridge, United Kingdom graticule (52 0) earned the Most Active Graticule achievement
for the month of September 2012 in the category total expeditions by being the location of 11 expeditions.
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The Cambridge, United Kingdom graticule (52 0) earned the Most Active Graticule achievement
for the month of September 2012 in the category coordinates reached by being the location of 11 successful expeditions.
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The Cambridge, United Kingdom graticule (52 0) earned the Mostly Active Graticule achievement
for the month of October 2010 in the category coordinates reached by being the location of 5 successful expeditions.
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The Cambridge, United Kingdom graticule (52 0) earned the Mostly Active Graticule achievement
for the month of August 2010 in the category total expeditions by being the location of 8 expeditions.
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The Cambridge, United Kingdom graticule (52 0) earned the Mostly Active Graticule achievement
for the month of August 2010 in the category coordinates reached by being the location of 6 successful expeditions.


[edit] Local Geohashers

See also: Category:Geohashers in 52,0.

The following are known to be currently active:

  • Benjw is in central Cambridge. He hashes by bicycle and car, albeit sporadically, but checks the wiki frequently and is always keen for meetups.
  • MagicIan is in the Norwich graticule.
  • PaintedJaguar is in Cambridge.
  • Sourcerer based in the Norwich graticule frequently visits.
  • Transhumanist is in the Northampton graticule, but still considers himself a Cambridge resident and is working on improved means of transport.
  • The Tongs are in Cambridge and have only just started geohashing.

Other hashers have previously been active in this graticule; they are listed on the 2008 archive page.