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
    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

    e-mail:  jell.couplandcastle@outlook.com


Due to the global pandemic, we are sorry that we are unable to hold or make plans for any of hunt events at the moment.

Please have a look again once restrictions are lifted as we will be rearing to go.

Take care and stay safe.


Kennels House, Langholm Toll Week 2-3

The house renovation is moving forward at full steam and the intention is to complete the project by the end of July;


To date we have


  • managed to clear the site of debris and anything that is not required moving forward.


  • the upstairs rooms have been painted and finished and await new radiators and plumbing works.


  • the rooms downstairs have been stripped of old wall coverings and painted where possible. They stand ready for new the kitchen / plumbing works before we can finally bring in the flooring fitters.


Tony Rodden and his team of a further three have worked tirelessly from Monday - Friday of last week completing a rewire and installation of all new electrical appliances on both the inside and outside of the house. We would like to thank them especially for going above and beyond the call of duty to provide extra appliances such as 3 x extractor fans and some plastering work to help us along the way.


Mark Crees of College Valley Estates has recently been appointed to carry out the plumbing works which will begin tomorrow once we have sourced everything we need in order for him to begin - on completion of his works we can then begin the snagging list and touching up with paint etc prior to the flooring contractors visit which will see the last inside job completed.


We only have 6/7 weeks for the proposed finish date of the house and we must try and keep this momentum for the sake of just another few weeks.


Jobs to the house will or indeed have become few and far between whilst tradesmen are working inside. However, there remains a great many jobs to do outside. We have a fantastic plan for the gardens (please click Kennel House Garden Plan ) kindly produced by Alison and if there are any budding gardening experts, who have missed their Chelsea Flower experience, who are able to spend some time on a new project to help with

spraying / digging / ground levelling / grassing / fencing / rabbit netting / laying of flagstones, paths and gravel that would be great ! The house and garden phase will come to a close with hedging and hedgelaying this autumn.


None of the above could have been done with the enthusiasm and hard work of all who have turned up to help day in day out. We would like to thank you all, you’re input and efforts are greatly appreciated.


Paul & Andrew





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