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Sourcerer   Expeditions In: 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010    My favourites are highlighted yellow. Interactive Map implemented by NWoodruff.

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aimlessly.worm.gourmet

KML Tool - Implementations

Calculators and Links[edit]

Calculators: Eupeodes - Peeron - Ekorren's Tool - Geohash Droid (Android) - Probabilities

Links: UK Graticules - Foonetic - Graticule Stats - User Stats - Maps and statistics - My Images - Implementation Notes - Moonrise and set

Hash Map[edit]

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Expeditions[edit]

The more interesting expeditions are highlighted by a yellow table row.

September[edit]

Day Map Reached/Total Summary -  Planning   Reached   Not reached   Retro  Achievements
2016-09-21 52 1 Wed Map  485/557  Woodland beside a public footpath, 3 km east of Botesdale, Suffolk, UK.
2016-09-13 52 1 Tue Map  484/556  A field in central Suffolk south of Framsden, UK. It's close to a public footpath. OpenStreetMap
2016-09-09 52 1 Fri Map  483/555  Close to the A140 south of Scole, Suffolk, UK.
2016-09-04 52 0 Sun Map  482/554  On the tidal mud flats north of Stiffkey and Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, UK.
2016-09-01 52 1 Thu Map  481/553  A field behind a sewage works, Long Stratton, Norfolk, UK.

August[edit]

Day Map Reached/Total Summary -  Planning   Reached   Not reached   Retro  Achievements
2016-08-25 52 1 Thu Map  480/552  A field south of Mellis and Yaxley, Suffolk, UK.
2016-08-24 52 1 Wed Map  479/551  A field close to Slutton's Dyke, west of Oulton Broad, Suffolk, UK.
2016-08-23 52 1 Tue Map  478/550  A field between Laxfield and Heveningham, Suffolk, UK. Midnight
2016-08-22 52 1 Mon Map  477/549  A field south of Hardingham, Norfolk, UK.
2016-08-21 52 1 Sun Map  476/548  A back yard in North Lowestoft, Suffolk, UK.
2016-08-20 52 1 Sat Map  475/547  A field NE of Brandeston, Suffolk, UK. Midnight
2016-08-19 52 1 Fri Map  474/546  A field between Baconsthorpe and Gresham, Norfolk, UK.
2016-08-15 52 1 Mon Map  473/545  A field north of Harleston, Norfolk, UK.
2016-08-14 52 1 Sun Map  472/544  Under a tree on a public footpath at Coddenham, Suffolk, UK. Midnight
2016-08-13 52 1 Sat Map  471/543  A field between Wortham and Mellis, Suffolk, UK.
2016-08-10 52 1 Wed Map  470/542  A field close to a dismantled railway between Trunch, Gimingham and the coast, Norfolk, UK.
2016-08-08 52 1 Mon Map  469/541  A road hashpoint at Bawburgh, Norfolk,UK.
2016-08-07 52 1 Sun Map  72/540  A back garden in Salhouse, Norfolk, UK.
2016-08-06 52 1 Sat Map  468/539  A field near Earsham Hall, Norfolk, UK.
2016-08-05 52 1 Fri Map  467/538  An orchard between Fressingfield and Metfield, Suffolk, UK. Midnight
2016-08-04 52 1 Thu Map  71/537  A field perimeter and footpath north of Walpole, Suffolk, UK.
2016-08-03 52 1 Wed Map  466/536  A field north of Monk Soham Green. Midnight, OpenStreetMap
2016-08-02 52 1 Tue Map  465/535  A field between Campsea Ashe and Blaxhall, Suffolk, UK.

July[edit]

Day Map Reached/Total Summary -  Planning   Reached   Not reached   Retro  Achievements
2016-07-31 52 1 Sun Map  464/534  A field between Linstead Parva and Chediston Green, Suffolk, UK.
2016-07-29 52 1 Fri Map  463/533  Woodland close to a field perimeter, Badingham, Suffolk, UK. OpenStreetMap
2016-07-25 52 1 Mon Map  462/532  A pine plantation near forest tracks, Orford, Suffolk, UK.
2016-07-24 52 1 Sun Map  70/531  A field between Weybread and Fressingfield, Suffolk, UK.
2016-07-23 52 1 Sat Map  461/530  A field at Mettingham, Suffolk, UK.
2016-07-21 52 1 Thu Map  460/529  A field at Debach, Suffolk, UK. Midnight
2016-07-20 52 1 Wed Map  459/528  A field perimeter point between Holt and Hempstead, Norfolk, UK.
2016-07-18 52 1 Mon Map  458/527  A field south of Stuston, Suffolk, UK. Midnight
2016-07-17 52 1 Sun Map  457/526  A field perimeter north of the A143, between Billingford and Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk, UK.
2016-07-16 52 1 Sat Map  456/525  Coastal marsh used for summer grazing, north of Cley next the Sea, Norfolk, UK. Midnight
2016-07-15 52 1 Fri Map  69/524  A field close to the A11, near Kett's Oak, Norfolk, UK.
2016-07-11 52 1 Mon Map  455/523  Woodland beside a lay-by north of Gillingham, Norfolk, UK. Midnight
2016-07-10 52 1 Sun Map  454/522  A field west of Flixton Decoy, Norfolk, UK.
2016-07-09 52 1 Sat Map  453/521  A field, close to a footpath, between Magpie Hill and Palgrave, Suffolk, UK. Midnight
2016-07-08 52 1 Fri Map  452/520  In a field between Rushmere St. Andrew and Playford, Suffolk, UK.
2016-07-05 52 1 Tue Map  451/519  A field, close to the perimeter, 5 km from home, at Flixton, Suffolk, UK.
2016-07-04 51 1 Mon Map  450/518  A roadside embankment in north Felixtowe, Suffolk, UK. Midnight
2010-11-21 51 1 Sun Map  18/18  Taunton Road, Walton, Felixtowe, Suffolk, UK. The bottle bank had gone.
2016-07-03 52 1 Sun Map  449/517  A house and garden in Needham Market, Suffolk, UK.

June[edit]

Day Map Reached/Total Summary -  Planning   Reached   Not reached   Retro  Achievements
2016-06-28 52 1 Tue Map  448/516  On or close to Short Thorn Road, Horsford, Norfolk, UK. Midnight
2016-06-27 52 1 Mon Map  447/515  A meadow north east of Hindolveston, Norfolk, UK.
2012-04-27 52 1 Mon Map  17/17  Glenmore Gardens, a residential street in Norwich, Norfolk, UK.
2016-06-24 52 1 Fri Map  446/514  260 metres from 2015-06-11 52 1 in a field south east of Framlingham, Suffolk, UK. Midnight
2016-06-23 52 1 Thu Map  445/513  30 metres from a public footpath close to the Marriot's Way and Attlebridge, Norfolk, UK.
2016-06-22 52 1 Wed Map  444/512  A road hashpoint at Bunwell Hill, Norfolk, UK. Midnight, 29 Expeditions, Speed Racer
2016-06-21 52 1 Tue Map  443/511  10 metres off a farm track, north of Weybread, Suffolk, UK.
2016-06-19 52 1 Sun Map  442/510  A roadside halfway between Holt and the north Norfolk coast, UK.
2016-06-16 52 1 Thu Map  441/509  A field between Hoveton and Cangate, Norfolk, UK. Midnight
2016-06-15 52 1 Wed Map  440/508  A field North East of Melton Constable, Norfolk, UK.
2016-06-14 52 1 Tue Map  439/507  A rapeseed field south of Sternfield, Suffolk, UK. Midnight
2016-06-13 52 1 Mon Map  438/506  A bean field west of Piccadilly Corner, Alburgh, Norfolk, UK.
2016-06-12 52 1 Sun Map  68/505  Saint Faith's Common, Horsford, Norfolk, UK.
2016-06-11 52 1 Sat Map  437/504  A wheat field adjacent to Tunstall Forest, north of Chillesford, Suffolk, UK.
2016-06-10 52 1 Fri Map  67/503  A golf course point at Bixley Heath, Ipswich, Suffolk, UK. OpenStreetMap
2016-06-09 52 0 Thu Map  436/502  A front garden, Borley Green, Suffolk, UK.
2016-06-07 52 1 Tue Map  435/501  Sand dunes south of Winterton-on-sea, Norfolk, UK.
2016-06-02 52 1 Thu Map  434/500  A pretty meadow trapped between a busy road, a refuse recycling plant and a quarry near Brightwell, Suffolk, UK. OpenStreetMap
2016-06-01 52 1 Wed Map  66/499  A sugar beet field near Geldeston, Norfolk, UK.

May[edit]

Day Map Reached/Total Summary -  Planning   Reached   Not reached   Retro  Achievements
2016-05-31 52 -3 Tue Map  433/498  Rhwng ac i'r gorllewin o Llanwrtyd ac Abergwesyn, Powys, Cymru. Minesweeper, OpenStreetMap
2016-05-23 52 1 Mon Map  65/497  A field NW of Upgate Street, Norfolk, UK.
2016-05-22 52 1 Sun Map  432/496  A field south of Seething and Mundham, Norfolk, UK.
2016-05-21 52 0 Sat Map  431/495  Geohashing day south of Belchamp St. Paul, Essex, UK.
2016-05-17 52 1 Tue Map  430/494  A field between Kirstead Green and Seething, Norfolk, UK. Midnight
2016-05-16 52 1 Mon Map  64/493  A field at North Green, Suffolk, UK.
2016-05-15 52 1 Sun Map  63/492  Halfway across the River Yare at the end of the cut at Hardley Staithe, Norfolk, UK. Boaty McBoatface!
2016-05-14 52 1 Sat Map  429/491  A field south of Aldringham, Suffolk, UK. Midnight
2016-05-13 51 1 Fri Map  428/490  A field between the port of Felixtowe and Trimley, Suffolk, UK.
2016-05-12 52 1 Thu Map  427/489  A field between Piccadilly Corner and Alburgh, Norfolk, UK. Midnight
2016-05-11 52 1 Wed Map  426/488  A field west of Gisleham, Suffolk, UK. Police
2016-05-10 52 1 Tue Map  425/487  A residential street, Furze Road, Thorpe St. Andrew, Norwich, Norfolk, UK.
2016-05-06 52 1 Fri Map  424/486  A field between Leiston and Sizewell, Suffolk, UK. Midnight, Police
2016-05-05 52 1 Thu Map  423/485  Woodland close to the A148 at High Kelling east of Holt, Norfolk, UK.
2016-05-04 52 1 Wed Map  422/484  A field perimeter hashpoint between Letheringsett and Bayfield, Norfolk, UK. Midnight
2016-05-03 52 1 Tue Map  421/483  A field perimeter hashpoint close to a road, west of Barford, Norfolk, UK.
2016-05-01 52 1 Sun Map  420/482  A road hashpoint between Eastgate and Booton, Norfolk, UK. Tron

April[edit]

Day Map Reached/Total Summary -  Planning   Reached   Not reached   Retro  Achievements
2016-04-27 52 1 Wed Map  62/481  A field north of Ludham, Norfolk, UK.
2016-04-26 52 1 Tue Map  61/480  In the grounds of The Pleasaunce, Overstrand, Norfolk, UK.
2016-04-24 52 1 Sun Map  419/479  Horse paddocks between Benhall and Benhall Street, Suffolk, UK. Midnight
2016-04-23 52 1 Sat Map  418/478  A newly planted wood south of Kelling, just over 2km from the sea, Norfolk, UK.
2016-04-22 52 1 Fri Map  417/477  A field perimeter close to a public footpath between Erpingham and Ingworth, Norfolk, UK. Midnight
2016-04-21 52 1 Thu Map  416/476  A paddock close to Burgh next Aylsham, Norfolk, UK.
2016-04-19 52 0 Tue Map  415/475  A field between Syderstone and Barmer, Norfolk, UK. Midnight
2016-04-18 52 0 Mon Map  414/474  A meadow divided into allotments near Pott Row, Norfolk, UK.
2016-04-18 52 1 Mon Map  413/473  A footpath point, south of Stalham, Norfolk, UK.
2016-04-17 52 1 Sun Map  60/472  A stream-bed or paddock close to Metfield, Suffolk, UK.
2016-04-16 52 1 Sat Map  59/471  A back garden at the end of Romany Road, Norwich, UK.
2016-04-14 52 1 Thu Map  412/470  In a field close to the entrance east of Blaxhall, Suffolk, UK.
2016-04-13 52 1 Wed Map  58/469  In a field with a perimeter public footpath, south of Heveningham, Suffolk, UK.
2016-04-11 52 1 Mon Map  411/468  In a field about 40 metres from the Weaver's Way footpath, east of Halvergate, Norfolk, UK.
2016-04-10 52 1 Sun Map  57/467  Between two footpaths, south of the estuary and east of Blythburgh, Suffolk, UK.
2016-04-09 52 1 Sat Map  410/466  A field north of the A47, just west of Norwich, Norfolk, UK.
2016-04-07 52 1 Thu Map  409/465  A woodland path hashpoint in Whitlingham Country Park, close to the river Yare, Norwich, UK.
2016-04-03 52 1 Sun Map  408/464  A field between Long Stratton and Morningthorpe, Norfolk, UK.
2016-04-02 52 1 Sat Map  407/463  A field south of Poringland, Norfolk, UK. Midnight
2016-04-01 52 1 Fri Map  406/462  A field near Kett's Oak, Norfolk, UK.

March[edit]

Day Map Reached/Total Summary -  Planning   Reached   Not reached   Retro  Achievements
2016-03-29 52 1 Tue Map  405/461  A field close to the Industrial Estate at Rackheath, Norfolk, UK. Midnight
2014-09-18 52 1 Mon Map  16/16  Rackheath Industrial Estate between Norwich and Wroxham, Norfolk, UK.
2016-03-28 52 1 Mon Map  404/460  A patch of public land very close to a patch of private land, East Ruston, Norfolk, UK.
2016-03-27 51 0 Sun Map  403/459  A field NE of the castle at Castle Hedingham, Essex, UK.
2016-03-23 52 1 Wed Map  56/458  A meadow close to the source of the river Chet, Norfolk, UK.
2016-03-19 52 1 Sat Map  402/457  A meadow north of Mettingham, close to the river Waveney, Suffolk, UK.
2016-03-18 52 1 Fri Map  55/456  Close to the coast at Mill Farm, Walcott, Norfolk, UK.
2016-03-17 52 1 Thu Map  401/455  A meadow on common land at Thornage, Norfolk, UK. Last man standing
2016-03-15 51 0 Tue Map  400/454  A field close to the Bull Inn, Blackmore End, Essex, UK. Midnight
2016-03-14 51 0 Mon Map  399/453  A graveyard at Twinstead, Essex, UK. Coffin Potato and Holy Hash
2016-03-07 52 1 Mon Map  54/452  A field edge at Palgrave south of Diss, just over the border in Suffolk, UK.
2016-03-01 52 1 Tue Map  398/451  A sand quarry west of Bungay, Suffolk, UK. This is 5 km from home.

February[edit]

Day Map Reached/Total Summary -  Planning   Reached   Not reached   Retro  Achievements
2016-02-27 52 0 Sat Map  397/450  A beach hashpoint north of Brancaster close to the golf clubhouse, Norfolk, UK. Midnight
2016-02-26 52 1 Fri Map  396/449  A field 5km from home, north of Bungay, over the border into Norfolk, UK.
2016-02-24 52 1 Wed Map  395/448  A field north of Great Witchingham, Norfolk, UK. Midnight, Frozen
2016-02-23 52 1 Tue Map  394/447  A field close to a footpath, west of Fressingfield, Suffolk, UK.
2016-02-20 52 1 Sat Map  393/446  A field corner not far from a footpath, west of Badingham, Suffolk, UK.
2016-02-13 52 1 Sat Map  392/445  A wood between Hoveton and Horning, Norfolk, UK. Midnight, Frozen
2016-02-12 52 1 Fri Map  391/444  A wood south of Beccles, Suffolk, UK.
2016-02-11 52 1 Thu Map  390/443  A field north of Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK. Midnight
2016-02-10 52 1 Wed Map  389/442  A field south east of Gipping, 3km from source of the Gipping river, Suffolk, UK.
2016-02-03 52 1 Wed Map  388/441  A field east of Ingham Corner, Norfolk, UK. Midnight
2016-02-02 52 1 Tue Map  387/440  A field north of Thorpe Market, Norfolk, UK.

January[edit]

Day Map Reached/Total Summary -  Planning   Reached   Not reached   Retro  Achievements
2016-01-31 52 1 Sun Map  386/439  Freston Park on the south bank of the river Orwell, south of Ipswich, Suffolk, UK.
2016-01-29 52 1 Fri Map  385/438  A quarry next to a petroleum distribution depot, east of Wymondham, Norfolk, UK.
2016-01-23 52 0 Sat Map  384/437  A field south east of Watton, Norfolk, UK. Midnight
2016-01-22 52 0 Fri Map  383/436  A field north west of Great Bircham, Norfolk, UK.
2016-01-21 52 1 Thu Map  382/435  A field south east of Saint Cross South Elmham, Suffolk, UK.
2016-01-16 52 1 Sat Map  381/434  A field south of Loddon, Norfolk, UK.
2016-01-15 52 1 Fri Map  0/0  A field west of Brinton, Norfolk, UK. Not attempted
2016-01-14 52 1 Thu Map  380/433  A field between Stoven and Frosteden, Suffolk, UK. Midnight
2016-01-13 52 1 Wed Map  379/432  A field, east of Kenninghall, Norfolk, UK.
2016-01-11 52 1 Mon Map  378/431  A field north of Aslacton, Norfolk, UK. Midnight, Graticule 28
2016-01-10 52 1 Sun Map  377/430  South west of Orford on the flood bank, Suffolk, UK.
2016-01-09 52 1 Sat Map  376/429  A field east of Foulsham, Norfolk, UK. Midnight
2016-01-08 52 1 Fri Map  375/428  A field at Clippesby, Norfolk, UK.
2016-01-07 52 1 Thu Map  53/427  A reed bed, South Walsham Broad, Norfolk, UK.
2016-01-06 52 1 Wed Map  374/426  A field north of Brockdish, Norfolk, UK.
2016-01-05 52 0 Tue Map  373/425  A field between Nedging and Nedging Tye, Suffolk, UK. Midnight
2016-01-04 51 1 Mon Map  372/424  A field south of Wrabness and the river Stour, Suffolk, UK.
2016-01-04 52 1 Mon Map  371/423  A field west of Bodham, close to All Saints Church, Norfolk, UK.
2015-11-08 52 1 Mon Map  15/15  A field entrance south of Bodham, close to All Saints Church, Norfolk, UK. Revisited on 2016-01-04.
2016-01-01 52 0 Fri Map  370/422  A field at Little Massingham, Norfolk, UK. Midnight

Retro meltdown[edit]

The more hashpoints you visit, the more likely it becomes that you will revisit drive-by points while geohashing. In addition more and more hashpoints have a retro point, previously explored, really close. Could there be there a retrohash event horizon where the number of retro visits tends to infinity?

Interesting Hashpoints[edit]

  • Neil wonders if 2010-09-13_52_1 is in a tiger enclosure. The hashpoint is at Banham Zoo.
  • Stealth hashing is fun but not today! Is there a get yourself arrested award?
  • 2011-01-17 52 0 - A nudist beach hashpoint. Sadly it was a freezing January night.

About Sourcerer[edit]

Sourcerer lives in and likes likes 52,1 but he's seriously considering moving to 52,-1 because there are so many ocean hashpoints locally. 52,-1 is the only UK graticule surrounded by adjacent graticules that are mostly land.

Have all the geohashers been "Nerd Sniped"?

My user name is a play on words based on computer source-code and is a tribute to controlled folly.

I enjoy computer programming and in 1972, wrote an implementation of Conway's Game of Life in BASIC. The virtual creatures were printed on a paper roll by a mechanical teletype. Those were the days!

In 1976 I taught programming to school kids. We used Algol! We filled in coding forms and submitted them to be punched onto cards for the overnight run. The next day we'd get the error message print-outs or occasionally a successful run.

More recently I have used HTML, CSS, DOM, PHP, MySQL, Javascript and Delphi.

Since childhood, I've loved going out at night. I seem to have above average night vision. I love it when it's so dark you can almost count the photons and the night vision is grainy and a bit sparkly. This might explain love of geohashing - stealthy, often unobserved, at night. If possible, to save fuel and the planet, I visit pairs of hashpoints each side of midnight. This is great for wildlife spotting and the roads are empty. I have a spreadsheet to calculate when to set out in order to arrive at the second hashpoint at midnight. I get driving times from Google maps and estimate walking times from the UK Ordnance Survey maps available on-line using Bing maps.

Like golf and most other human activities, geohashing is totally pointless (in fact it is one of the few activities that has got an identifiable point) and it's much more fun than geocaching or golf. Many hashpoints are in the middle of a muddy field. These are a bit worthless but if there's some other attraction or challenge, I'm more likely to make the effort. In 2015 Sourcerer discovered a previously unsuspected competitive streak leading to a serious increase in geohashing activity. For some grand scale folly, see Neil's Big Walk below.

Local Terrain[edit]

The terrain in the east of England is almost flat and often quite dry. Google earth has been most useful for planning expeditions. Usually it's easy to identify hashpoints which are on private land or inaccessible for other reasons. After 100 expeditions, my success rate was 86%. In late August and autumn, most of the fields have been harvested but not yet re-planted so they are easily accessible. In the other seasons, it's often wetter and access is less easy. Hard frozen ground in deep winter is really good for geohashing.

Big Walk, Little Walks[edit]

Another folly is to walk from Cape St Vincent (Portugal) to Istanbul (Turkey). Starting in 2003, after 183 days walking and 3798 km, Neil had reached Vicenza in the north of Italy. The walk is about 50% complete. Neil is not seriously expecting to complete this walk but that is all part of the folly. He set out with his mother and sister. Both have since died. His mum reached a ripe old age. His sister died of cancer but she walked 2567 km before the cancer overcame her. She reached France. Geohashing is a good way to keep fit enough to continue with the big-walk stages.

Here are the walk details and photo gallery. You can download a [KML file] of Neil's walk for use with Google Earth. These paths are also logged at [WikiLoc].

This is what Google Earth looks like if you download the KML file. It makes more sense when you zoom in.

Ge-image-neils-walk-2010.jpg

More Walks

Respect Zone[edit]

Here I pay tribute to awesome contributors to geohashing. If there were Oscars for geohashing, in no particular order, these would be my nominees.

  • The low profile people who set up and maintain the wiki.
  • Atlanta, Georgia - for breaking all sorts of records.
  • Eupeodes - for making a really useful coordinate calculator and acting on suggestions for improvement.
  • GeorgDerReisende - for being so active and often hitch hiking.
  • NWoodruff - for breaking all sorts of records and writing bots that generate interesting statistics.
  • 2011-05-21_52_14 - I wish I'd been able to go there.
  • A catch all - because there is much more effort going in, invisible, because it just works.

Other stuff[edit]