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
    23
    Feb
    2017
    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
    05
    Mar
    2017
    Ratcheugh, Alnwick

    SADLY THE POINT TO POINT HAS HAD TO BE CANCELLED DUE TO A WATERLOGGED COURSE. OUR APOLOGIES TO ALL.

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

    Directions

    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
    19
    Mar
    2017
    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
    23
    Apr
    2017
    0930hrsKimmerston

    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
    03
    Sep
    2017
    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
    24
    Sep
    2017
    9.30am - 1pmNorth Hazlerigg, Chatton, Northumberland

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

  • Sun
    24
    Sep
    2017
    9.30am - 1pmNE66 5RY

    College Valley and North Northumberland Hunt

    and

    HospiceCare North Northumberland

    ST CUTHBERT'S RIDE

    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

    Rosettes

    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
    15
    Nov
    2017
    7:00 pmEtal Village Hall

    The North Northumberland Hunt Supporters

    Invite you to

    A SOCIAL EVENING AND FUN

    On

    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

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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