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Happy Valley Hash House Harriers


A Warm Welcome To The Happy Valley Hash House Harriers


We are an informal group of friends who meet every Thursday afternoon for a little exercise and socialising afterwards.  We run, jog or walk in the beautiful Cyprus countryside for around 5 km following a pre-laid route, known as a trail, and this is designed for most levels of fitness – shortcutting is allowed! 

If you are a jogger (no matter your ability) and want to participate with fellow joggers why not give us a try - our ages range from 8 to 80 and we have all ability levels! 

Our hashes, depending on the temperature, last between 45 minutes and 1 hour.

Hashing as it is known began in the 1930’s amongst ex-pats in the Far East who decided that they needed to take some exercise (see History section) and so began the phenomenon which grew into 3000 clubs worldwide.  Essentially it is based on the old 19th century idea of hare and hounds.  The hares go out the day before the hash and lay 2 trails designed to accommodate all levels of fitness and then the participants (hounds) follow one of these trails, with guidance being given as required by the hares.

The whole emphasis of a Hash is to exercise in an informal way without any competitive pressures and then to relax afterwards with friends over a nice cool beer or soft drink. On the first Thursday of the month we go to a taverna after the run in the Winter or have a BYO picnic under the trees in the Summer.  We also have the occasional weekend away and socials at Christmas and other times of the year.

Happy Valley is an open Hash and welcomes everybody including families, children and dogs. All you need is a pair of trainers and some old clothes that will cope with the local terrain – we normally hash along tracks or cross country and try to avoid all tarmac. So why not give us a try – just go to our contacts page and email or ring anyone’s   on the Committee - we will be pleased to help you. Keep smiling, this is HAPPY Valley Hash!! 

ON ON (as we say on the hash when we find the trail)

Clive Clayton 

On President 


Hash Weather

Run 1044 1600H 21 Sep 23.  Its a Anne  special. Directions Come of at Junction 34A and head up the old Toodos road through Kantou and past Souni turn off until you come to the Pharmacy then turn sharp left . It  will be signed from there. Those coming from Paphos end can take junction just after tunnel to Sotira. After cross roads in Sotira turn left and head north to Zanakia (Zanadja) just after Zanadja square short distance up hill it will be signed to RV.

Clive On Pres 99670473


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