Canterbury, United Kingdom

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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.


[edit] Expeditions and Plans

[edit] 2016

Please post your expedition plans and links here.

All geohashers are cordially invited to the 2016 geohashing day meetup in the Cambridge UK graticule.

  • 21 May 2016 (Sat): An excellent celebration of Geohashing Day will take place at the (as yet unknown) hashpoint at 4pm. Tongs and Sourcerer have so far confirmed. If the weather is likely to be fine, a picnic has been proposed!

[edit] 2015

[edit] 2011

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

[edit] 2010

  • 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.

[edit] 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.