Northampton, United Kingdom

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This graticule covers the parts of the United Kingdom (UK) from 52° to 53° latitude, and -1° to -0° longitude. It contains the towns of Northampton, Peterborough and Bedford. It extends as far east as Royston, and as far west as Buckingham, but not as far as Leicester or Nottingham. In the south, the graticule nearly reaches to Milton Keynes, and in the north it contains Grantham and Boston.

When following the XKCD geohashing algorithm, append the fractional hash part to 52° latitude and -0° longitude. Note the use of negative zero.

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[edit] Graticule activity

Saturday meetups are at 4pm UK time. Other 'spontaneous adventures' are undertaken by some members on any day where the location is accessible.

[edit] Planned

[edit] 2014

  • 2014-04-27 52 -0: Biggleswade Rugby Club. Macronencer reached the co-ordinates after getting permission from the president on the phone (not Obama).
  • 2014-02-25 52 -0: Literally outside the front door of the Belfry Hotel in Cambourne. Unfortunately Benjw didn't manage to pay it a visit.

[edit] 2013

  • 2013-09-28 52 -0: Sourcerer visited Duddington, a few metres east of the A43 south of the roundabout where it crosses the A47.
  • 2013-07-13 52 -0: Nickholden tried to get into a field in the Rutland Water nature reserve near Egleton. But it was reserved. For nature.
  • 2013-06-30 52 -0: PaintedJaguar and MrsPaintedJaguar reached the end of Gery Court in Eaton Ford, about one mile west of St. Neots town centre.

[edit] 2012

  • 2012-11-04 52 -0: Sourcerer reached a field boundary halfway between Melton Mowbray, famous for pork pies and Grantham, famous as the birth place of Margaret Thatcher, Britain's first woman prime minister. Mmmmmm - pie!
  • 2012-08-24 52 -0: Benjw made another bicycle double expedition to this hashpoint and the Cambridge one, for a total of three double-hashes and 180 km of cycling in a week!

[edit] 2011

  • 2011-02-20 52 -0: The corner of a field between Hinxworth, Hertfordshire, and Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, mere metres off a public footpath. Benjw went on an early, misty, Sunday morning.

[edit] 2010

  • 2010-09-24 52 -0: Between the goal posts in a children's play area. Sourcerer achieved hash 4 of a pentahash taking in Canterbury, London East, London West, Northampton and the Cambridge graticules.
  • 2010-09-19 52 -0 - In Ashley - Joe (re)visited this Sunday hashpoint, after pre-emptively visiting on a balloon retrieve the day before (saturday)
  • 2010-09-04 52 -0: In a residential street in Royston. Sourcerer visited hash 3 of a quad hash covering Hull, Skegness, Northampton and Cambridge.
  • 2010-08-16 52 -0: On a cricket field in Castor village, near Peterborough. Benjw made this the final stop on an over-midnight triple-hash, at 3:32 am.

[edit] 2009

  • 2009-10-02 52 -0: Footpath between Burton Overy and Kibworth. Joe completed a 17km walk geohash.
  • 2009-09-30 52 -0: Ampthill. Benjw is coming from Cambridge to meet davidc, who is coming from Germany via Cardiff, and thepiguy and srs0 who are coming from Canada via London. Sort of. Meeting at the hash at about 4:15pm.
  • 2009-09-19 52 -0: It's International Talk Like A Pirate Day and, as luck would have it, our geohash is in Rutland Water! Happyhannah plans to dress up as a pirate, drag some friends along and try to reach the hash by boat. However, it seems that boats are not available in this area of the reservoir... improvisation might have to occur...
  • 2009-09-01 52 -0: A sports ground in Corby. Joe went in the pouring rain to try for a MNIMB/Drowned Rat geohash, but had to settle for a 'no trespassing' consolation.
  • 2009-08-29 52 -0: Field between Billesdon Coplow and Houghton. Joe went at Sat. meetup time, and met Happyhannah nearby, who made her very first Geohash adventure! Joe went on to complete an ambassador geohash to reach the exact point.
  • 2009-08-28 52 -0: Gartree Road footpath, near Shangton Care Vilage. Joe visited just after noon.
  • 2009-08-06 52 -0: Field near Medbourne. Joe planned to go at around 2-3pm. Aborted due to thunderstorm. MNB.
  • 2009-04-23 52 -0: In Waresley Wood, near Little Gransden. Benjw visited in the early afternoon as the first stop on an all-bicycle double hash.
  • 2009-03-11 52 -0: Another field, visited by Benjw as part of another Prime Meridian Double Geohash expedition.
  • 2009-01-26 52 -0: Today's coordinates fell onto wasteland by the Serpentine Green shopping centre near Peterborough. Benjw paid a visit from the Cambridge graticule to try out his new GPS receiver.

[edit] 2008

  • 2008-09-12 52 -0: Joe got close to the geohash location just outside King's Norton, Leics, by cycle in an attempt to achieve the Bicycle Geohash. Photos on the expedition page.

[edit] Local geohashers

  • 7thSpringRunner is in Oxford during term-time, and Bicester the rest of the time, so not far from MK hashes.
  • Benjw lives in Cambridge but often makes a foray across the border on a double hash expedition.
  • Happyhannah lives in Oakham, Rutland and is pedal, petrol and occasionally Avgas powered.
  • jonqrandom lives in Peterborough, Cambs, and is with insanejane and veg-oil powered :)
  • insanejane lives in Peterborough, Cambs, and is with jonqrandom :)
  • Transhumanist lives in Warboys, near Huntingdon, and is currently foot/bus-powered but working to improve that.
  • The Tongs are just outside this graticule in Cambridge, but can see themselves wandering into it at some point.

[edit] Inactive

  • Joe lived just across the graticule border near Leicester, but has now moved further away. Not currently checking hashpoints.
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