and a warm welcome to the website of the Hash House Harriers in Bristol, Bath and surrounding areas.
This part of the West of England has attractive countryside
and coasts as well as welcoming cities,
towns and villages, and is well-stocked with a variety of pubs,
from which hash runs normally take place.
From this page you can access the web sites of the five Hash House Harriers clubs in the area.
The Bristol club meets on Sundays at 11.00am,
the Bristol Greyhounds meet at 7.00pm on Mondays, as do the
The Kennet and Avon
HHH, based in Bath, and the newest club, the Bogs of Somerset HHH, located in north-west Somerset, run on Wednesdays at 7.30pm and 7.15pm, respectively.
Check these pages before travelling as run times/days occasionally deviate from the above.
Select a Hash from the links on the left.
There are also links to neighbouring clubs in Gloucestershire and South-West England, as well as to
national and international Hashing organisations and events.
If you've never heard of hashing, click What IS Hashing.
For visitors to Bristol and the West Country we have included some more general links on the right.
If you have found some suspicious-looking white powder around your locality, it could just be a Hash!
"Hashing" is a sociable way for people of all ages to meet for some outdoor non-competitive exercise, and groups get together almost every day around the world. Our runs are set, a few hours in advance, by the "hare", on public paths and roads using blobs of plain flour every 20 or 30 metres, and sometmes a circle, cross or "T". Chalk or, rarely, sawdust is also used. Every few years a member of the public finds part of a trail and rumours of burglars' signs, pet poisoning and other horrors spread. Firstly, as far as we know, very few hashers are convicted burglars. Secondly, many hashers are pet owners, some bring their dogs with them, and are very mindful of wildlife and farm livestock when setting, and running, trails. If you are worried about the recent appearance of some powder on the ground in your local area, and have found this website, look at the lists of runs and check if one has been set near you. If it has, please leave the trail in place to ensure that runners pass quickly through the area; destroying it will mean that runners have to spend longer finding the way and, unlike the "hare", may not be familiar with public footpaths (or previous agreements with landowners). The next rain shower should remove all traces. Come along to the pub to find out more.