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 s.orpwood@farmline.com .

    More information on point-to-pointing can be found on the official website www.pointtopoint.co.uk.

  • 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
    7:00 pmEtal 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

    e-mail:  jell.couplandcastle@outlook.com


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

Summer news: Pony Club and Puppies

Pony Club Camp 2018

Senior Camp:

We are all very grateful to Tom and Katie for allowing us to use Pawston for Camp – fantastic venue!  Having all the horses in loose boxes and in a line was lovely; the Granary for sleeping quarters was luxury (no damp feeling from sleeping in tents) and a huge plus from the kids - they could charge their phones! Lovely spacious tack room with plenty of light for cleaning tack. Eating area being semi Al Fresco was just the job, especially with the lovely weather.

The hay field for the Dressage arenas and Show jumps was fabulous. A short hack to get to the field meant the horses had warmed up by the time they had reached it.  Similarly, they had cooled off walking back to the stables.

Having the Working Hunter jumps in the park opposite the house gave variety in jumping up and down hills.

Tom’s tour of Flodden was very interesting, and the Kennels’ visit was really informative, and the kids so enjoyed being amongst the hounds in the grass paddock.  And as for the puppies…. hopefully they were not too traumatised by the kids rushing in to play with them!

Everything worked so well from our side!  THANK YOU!


A Hound's Not for Life, Just for the Summer: Eva and Nicole have had the loveliest time this summer with the CVNNH hound puppies, Guv'nor and Lavish who have been 'walked' at Abbey St Bathans.

It was a great start to the holidays to come across them on day 2.

We've had great fun: taking then for walks round the field when they were too little to go on a proper walk, bribing them with puppy treats to sit nice to get their leads on, exploring the woods, dipping their toes in the river and getting braver each time. It will be a sad day when they go back to the Kennels.

To see photos of Lavish and Guv'nor, go to the Friends page and download the form........and become a Friend of ours?




Thank you for the hunting you have all given. I've had some cracking runs and enjoyed the company of some lovely people.

Jeremy S

Thanks to the Mastership, the Committee and Andrew for a great season with some wonderful hunting - and of course, the usual high standard of Field Mastering! 

David L

Your chat explaining how the days hunting worked was just perfect.  We had an amazing day and came home on cloud nine.  Such gestures might seem small, but have a huge impact when you're starting out so thank you again.


Thank you for looking after me, it was great fun.  Thank you for finding me my flask. We nearly lost it, luckily you found it.  I will be there for Red Scar Bridge.  I hope you are as well.