Welcome!

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.

To find out more about hunting with us, please look at the various sections of this website or simply contact the Hunt Secretary or fill in the enquiry form in the Contact Us section.

  • Thu
    27
    Jun
    2019
    7:30 pmThe Red Lion, Milfield

    We thought it would be nice to try & keep in contact with everyone - supporters, subscribers, followers & friends of the hunt, throughout the year & also support the pubs that regularly support our sport.  It is proposed to take place every thursday in each month with a rotation between The Red Lion at Milfield, The Border Hotel at Yetholm, The Angel in Wooler, The Black Bull in Lowick, The Black Bull in Etal.

    We are starting with The Red Lion at Milfield on 27thJune at 7.30 pm

    Looking forward to seeing you all there, please let Rachel Stuart know with numbers by 24.June. Rachelstuart1@icloud.com or text me on 07950203402.

    We will also be running a 100 Club each evening and also resurrecting a “Sponsor a Hound” initiative... Details to follow

  • Sun
    04
    Aug
    2019
    College Valley

    Unfortunately the CVHSC are unable to hold this event this year.

OUR EVENTS

We are continually adding to our event page.  Please call back to see what we are up to.

CVHSC Events in May 2019

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Clay Pigeon Shoot
CVHSC inaugural Clay Pigeon Shoot was held at Goldscleugh at the top of the College Valley at the beginning of May, weather conditions were good and we received over 80 entries for the competition. Steven Crees and his team of helpers had arranged a 40 bird challenge firing 5 pairs of clays from 4 different traps spread around the top of the valley. Competitors at different levels thoroughly enjoyed the challenge however the winner was Scottish Internationalist Jed Burn from Jedburgh who narrowly beat his father Sandy into second place followed Bill Colclough in third.
There was a tie in the pool competition again the Burn family were top guns however in this instance father Sandy reversed the situation and won the “shoot off”
John Leadbetter did a sterling job keeping all competitors supplied with burgers from the BBQ and ladies from the Macmillian Cancer Care team provided tea/coffee and cakes.
Feedback from the competitors on the day was excellent, all had enjoyed the drive to the top of the valley and some challenging sport
Proceeds from the day will be shared between CVHSC and MACMILLAN
St Gregory’s Ride
This pleasure ride was held for the second time around the Lanton Estate in the middle of May, weather conditions were perfect for horses with a gentle breeze and light cloud cover, ground conditions were perfect following an afternoon of rain the day before ( which resulted in a very wet route marker!!)
Around 80 riders took part in the scenic route via the monument and onto Coldside Hill before descending to Crookhouse where refreshments were provided, then down to the river and into the front field at Lanton where riders had the opportunity to have a pop over some jumps before finishing with a long canter around the head rigs back to Sandyhouse.
We have received some very positive comments via Facebook:
  • Thank you to everyone who organised this ride, it was fantastic one of the best rides Alfie and I have done, definitely will be back, lovely route and amazing views
  • Thanks to everyone involved organising the ride, this was our 2nd year doing the ride and its definitely the best ride we have been on looking forward to next years ride.
  • What an absolutely fantastic ride this was today. Amazing scenery. Thank you to everyone involved in the organisation of a perfect ride.
  • Fantastic ride today. First time for us but definitely not our last. Organisation was top class.
  • Thank you CVNNH supporters, great ride, beautiful country, really well organised, see you for St. Cuthbert’s

PLEASE find more about what our hunt gets up to on the HUNT NEWS page

https://cvnnh.org.uk/category/hunt-news/

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