NEXT EVENT: NNHSC Schooling Day at Kimmerston Sunday 6th September – go to the Events to download schedule and entry form
Next Event: CVS East March Ride on Sunday 23rd August 2020 – go to the Events page to find out details


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
    1900hrsEtal Village Hall

    The North Northumberland Hunt Supporters’ Curry Supper with Guest Speaker, Colin Matheson – “Tales From The College Valley”.
    At Etal Village Hall, 7.00pm prompt
    Curry Supper (alternative to curry available), Bar and Raffle

    Tickets £15.00

  • Sun
    Ratcheugh, Alnwick


    This year’s point-to-point will be held at Ratcheugh, Alnwick on 5th March 2017.


    The course at Ratcheugh Farm, Alnwick is located 3 miles north east of Alnwick, easily accessible off the A1 and signposted from there. For those using sat nav the postcode is NE66 3AE

    Point-to-Point racing takes place because an army of volunteers attend on the day to assist in so many different ways. A successful meeting depends entirely on attendance and sponsorship. Anyone wishing to be involved or interested in sponsorship should contact Simon Orpwood on 01890 850266/e-mail .

    More information on point-to-pointing can be found on the official website

  • Sun
    1100hrsStarting at Buccleuch Hunt Point-Point

    The Duke of Buccleuch, Jedforest & Berwickshire Hunt Ride
    Guests The Royal Caledonian Hunt
    On Sunday 19th March 2017
    Starting at 11am prior to the Buccleuch Hunt Point-Point
    By kind permission of The Duke of Roxburghe & The Duke of Buccleuch Hunt

    Download Hunt Ride 2017 Entry Form and Rules: Click to Download

  • Sun

    The North Northumberland Hunt Supporters’ Hunter Trial and Clear Round at Kimmerston, Milfield, Wooler

    Start 9.30am, classes for all ages, rosettes to 6th place, with refreshments and toilets.

    Entries close Wednesday 19th April.

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  • Sun
    Kimmerston (near Milfield, Wooler)

    Classes for all ages including Pairs. Refreshments and loos on site. Entries close Wednesday 30th August.

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  • Sun
    9.30am - 1pmNorth Hazlerigg, Chatton, Northumberland

    Save the date! St Cuthbert's Ride Sunday 24th September 2017. More details to follow.

  • Sun
    9.30am - 1pmNE66 5RY

    College Valley and North Northumberland Hunt


    HospiceCare North Northumberland


    Sunday 24th September 2017


    7 or 10 miles across spectacular country

    Over 25 small optional jumps

    Start/Finish: near North Lyham, NE66 5RY. This is west of Belford, north of Chatton and east of Wooler. There will be signs.

    Start riding any time betweem 9.30am and 1pm.

    The off-road route takes you across privately owned grassland and stubbles, over hill and heather, along woodland tracks past St. Cuthbert's Cave. Lots of small obstacles to jump.

    Children under 13 years must be accompanied by an adult.

    Half way drinks stop


    Catering van


    Enquiries: 01668 215262

    Entries received by 20th September:

    Adults £18

    Children (18 years and under) £12

    Entries made on the day:

    Adults £20

    Children £15

    Family discount: if there are more than 2 entrants (genuinely) from one family (cousins and aunts don't count!) then the children may come for £8 (this is only for entries received by 20th September).

    Postal entries: please provide names, contact email address and appropriate money to Georgie Leyland, Greymare Farm, Belford, Northumberland, NE70 7PG 01668 213395

    Cheques make payable to 'St Cuthbert's Ride'.


  • Wed
    Etal Village Hall

    The North Northumberland Hunt Supporters

    Invite you to



    Wednesday 15th November 2017

    At Etal Village Hall - 7.00pm for 7.30pm

    Hot Buffet Supper, Bar and Raffle

    TICKETS £10 each - (includes Supper)

    Teams of 4

    To apply for tickets, please contact

    Fiona on 01668 216292 or



Due to the global pandemic, we are starting to organise our 'dates for your diary'.

Please have a look again soon as the restrictions are gradually being lifted, we will all be rearing to go.

Take care and stay safe.


CVS St. Gregory's Ride 2020

The College Valley Hunt Supporters held the third St Gregory’s ride on Sunday 26th May, around the Lanton Estate by kind permission of Ian and Tokey McKie, when Covid 19 restrictions were eased at the beginning of July we decided to run the event at the end of July whilst adhering to the most recent guidelines provided by the Government and The Hunting Office, this required a total revamp of the administration of the event, normally it’s entries on the day where people turn up, sign on after reading our disclaimer and providing payment. Due to the advice we were required to take entries and payment on line, this proved very successful and although resulting in increased admin we were able to plan for the riders that were pre-registering.
Entries were received almost immediately from starting to advertise and grew steadily exceeding our expectations, think people were keen to get out and about with their horses and over the last 2 days entries went crazy, we ended up with just under 200 riders which was phenomenal and presented some challenges in applying the guidelines one of which was to ensure Horseboxes were parked 10M apart, our parking team did a fantastic job as demonstrated in the picture.
As people had pre-registered and pre paid we checked riders at the start to confirm identity and then sent them on their way releasing riders from the start in line with “social distancing”, conditions could not have been better, the recent rain had made underfoot conditions perfect and sunshine and a gentle breeze on the day helped keep both horses and riders comfortable and kept the flies at bay.
We had a marked route, mainly on grass which took in Sandyhouse Dene, a visit to the Davison monument on Lanton Hill, Coldside Hill, Crookhouse, then down to Oakey Brae and the banks of the Bowmont Water, proceeding through Lanton Mill to Lanton where there was a good line of Cross Country jumps available for those who were keen to have a “wee pop” and then back to the finish just down from Sandyhouse. Throughout the ride was the opportunity to take in spectacular and stunning views of the country on both sides of the border.
There were lots of happy smiling people at the completion of the ride and we received lots of really positive feedback, the event is an important element in the fund raising activities of the supporters club and from everybody’s perspective it was a very successful day.
Our thanks also go to all our willing volunteers who helped in many ways to make the event the outstanding success it was.



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