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


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

Burn's Night Supper

Successful CVHSC Burn's Night Supper

The CVHSC held their second Burns Supper on Friday 17th January at Barmoor by kind permission of Tim and Rosanna Smalley, the house is an ideal venue for an event of this type and what followed was a very sociable evening enjoyed by all.

The Chairman welcomed the company and started proceedings with the Bard’s own “Selkirk Grace”, following the consumption of an excellent finger food platter the star of the show “the Haggis” was piped in by Ollie Farr, the Chairman addressed the Haggis with enthusiasm and some appropriate theatrics, luckily no one got in the way of the flashing dagger used to cull the Haggis.

The traditional fare of Haggis, Neeps and Tatties was enjoyed(? to varying degrees) by the guests before desserts, cheese and coffee were consumed "Till a' their weel-swall'd kytes belyve, Are bent like drums;"

The evening entertainment continued with Julia Wailes Fairbairn accompanied by Paul Mak on the Ivory’s giving us a lovely rendition of Amazing Grace, the main event of the evening the Immortal Memory was provided by Douglas Douglas a veteran of many Burns Suppers who provided a fascinating insight into the man who was Burns and a spin on one of the poet’s most famous works “ Tam O’Shanter” that was a lot more understandable for the assembled company than the original.

The evenings entertainment continued with James Dobie reciting “Handsome Nell” which is thought to be Burns first works, Colin Sykes then gave us his take, along with a fair bit of audience participation of “A man’s a man for a’that”, the Supper was brought to a close with Julia again accompanied by Paul giving the company the opportunity to join in with a stirring rendition of "Flower of Scotland”

Running in parallel with the Supper was a “Silent Auction” which is one of the most important fund raising activities of the Supporters Club, this provided a bit of fun and some very competitive bidding, one of the most sought after lots was a guided Cheviot Walk followed by Tea in the farmhouse at Langleeford, the winning bid changed hands on many occasions on this lot, the auction itself raised £2,000 which was a fantastic result, and monies will be transferred to the Hunt in due course.

All in all an enjoyable evening and a great success for the CVHSC fund raising activities.

OTHER NEWS:  The winning team from our own NNHSC annual quiz represented the CVNNH recently at the InterHunt Quiz hosted by the Border Hunt in January.  They did very well and in particular won the 'stock tying' competition quick as a flash!


After 34 illustrious year’s of service under 3 Huntsman, Andrew has decided to retire at the end of this season. We have all benefited from the superb way he has looked after both hounds and horses in Kennels over 3 and a half decades and will miss his unrivalled knowledge of the hills, countryside and the people within it. Andrew is a natural horseman and he is often to be seen on a far distant hill having used minimal effort to get there. Longevity is a rare commodity in this day and age and there will be a testimonial for Andrew towards the end of this season providing ample time to ensure that we give him the send-off he deserves. Perhaps the most fitting testimonial is to ensure that his last season is his best ever.

Rupert Wailes-Fairbairn
19th June 2019


If you would like to demonstrate your apprecaition for Andrew's service to us and the sport we have shared with him and make Andrew's Testimonial a huge success, please contact the Hunt Secretary here

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