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Welcome to the College Valley and North Northumberland Hunt (CVNNH) website. Meeting twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays from September to early March, the CVNNH is a celebrated pack of foxhounds which was formed in 1982 when the College Valley Hunt amalgamated with the North Northumberland Hunt.
We hunt within the laws of both England and Scotland across an area which stretches from Holy Island in the very North East of Northumberland, taking in the Cheviot Hills, up to the Bowmont Valley and Hownam in the Scottish Borders.
Our hunting country is diverse and rural, encompassing rolling grass and woodland in the low country as well as the fabulous white grass of the hills. We have excellent relationships with local farmers and businesses while we also endeavour to provide a focus for local community activities and fund raising.
We are particularly pleased to welcome Newcomers to hunting who can come out with us for the first time by arrangement for no charge.
We welcome followers throughout the season on horses, in cars or on foot, although we do ask that anyone new wishing to join us obtains permission from the Hunt Secretary in advance.
St Cuthbert's Ride 2020 Report
This year’s St Cuthbert’s Ride was held on the fringe of the Cheviot Hills at Lanton.
After a week or so of good dry weather, conditions underfoot were perfect for a 10 mile route along grass margins past Sandy House, climbing up to the heights of Lanton monument before passing along the edge of the Bowmont burn. Further on into the upper reaches of Glendale, the ride finished off with a run at the jumps and a canter back to the start for a rosette and a bacon buttie. There was plenty of open grass to cover, affording superb gallops on the top fields, with wonderful photo opportunities. We had 185 entries on the day, with riders from across the Borders to Durham and everywhere in between.
With the recently upgraded Covid 19 protocol for Northumberland, safety measures on the day were enhanced in line with advice, which everyone seemed content to follow, competently assisted by a great team of traffic controllers, parking managers and stewards.
We were supported on the day by volunteers from the North Northumberland Hospice to whom we donate a portion of the funds raised, a great local cause.
Next year St Cuthbert’s ride will be back at its spiritual home. Our huge thanks go to Ian and Tocky McKie for opening up the stunning country of Lanton for us this year.
Photos from MPG photography will no doubt be available soon on facebook and please keep an eye out for Eddie’s photos on the CVNNH website.
PLEASE find more about what our hunt gets up to on the HUNT NEWS page
Recently our supporters clubs have run some very successful and well attended rides.
So keep looking on our website and on Facebook for our forthcoming events.
Please take time to read our Covid 19 Hunt Guidance for Followers before attending any of our events. https://cvnnh.org.uk/covid-19-hunt-guidance-for-followers/
Take care and stay safe. Thank you.