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.
Thu22Nov20187:00 pmEtal Village Hall
You don't need a university degree to join in this entertaining evening, just a few friends to make up a team of 4. James Dobie swaps roles from being the 'Field Master' to being the 'Question Master' and Andrew Taylor will have the ' scores on the boards', and the North Northumberland Hunt Supporters Club ladies serve up a delicious supper. It is FUN so come and join in. Please click to see Flyer Quiz A5 Flyer 2018
Thu20Dec20186:30 pmSt. Gregory's, Kirk Newton
HOORAY! The Hunt have been invited back to St. Gregory's: Kirk Newton Church for another Carols Evening. Anybody who would like to dust off their musical instrument or vocal chords, we are already practising at Mindrum Mill on sunday afternoons so please come and join in - the next practise is on SUNDAY 18TH NOVEMBER AT 5PM AT SUE AND DAVID WOODS AT MINDRUM HOUSE
We are continually adding to our event page. Please call back to see what we are up to.
Raising Money for local charities: St. Cuthbert's Ride
St. Cuthbert's Ride was held in September for the 27th year. It has missed only one year in the last 28 when, in 2001, all movement across agricultural land was halted due the nationwide outbreak of foot and mouth disease. This year the day brought lovely weather and over 200 riders with their horses and ponies in all shapes and sizes; the riders ranging in age from 5yrs to 80yrs! The off road 10 or 8 mile circular route has spectacular scenery with fine views of the Cheviot Hills in the west and of the sea Holy Island.
The Ride is a Hunt fundraiser but over the years it has also donated more than £26,000 to (mostly) local charities. This year we were please to give £1500 to HospiceCare. As always, our thanks go to the landowners who allow the Ride to take place across their land.
Garden Opening also supports local charity - Hospice Care North Northumberland
The garden made just nudging £4,700 which is amazing, but is due to a great number of people doing a lot of work. We opened fully, with teas, raffles and so on, on October 14th, with the following two Sundays being open by donation and just giving a chance to wander about. All the money has gone to Hospice Care North Northumberland. Lady Joicey writes:
"We really struggled this year as Storm Ali on 19th September caused enormous damage in the garden, and at one point I was considering cancelling. Luckily we managed to get a tree surgeon in who spent a day and a half taking down cracked limbs from large trees. The garden still has branches and half broken trees in it, but that just goes to show that gardens are a continual changing ‘scape. Added to which the leaves from the trees fell slightly earlier than usual, and the day before the garden opened on October 14th was diabolically wet and we couldn’t cut any footpaths. By some miracle the main day was dry and the sun even made an appearance late on. This last weekend was the reverse of the first, with a beautiful morning and day for the Opening Meet on Saturday, and a horrid and wet day on Sunday. How difficult it is to get it just right!"