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.

Raising Money for local charities: St. Cuthbert's Ride

St. Cuthbert's Ride was held in September for the 27th year.    It has missed only one year in the last 28 when, in 2001, all movement across agricultural land was halted due the nationwide outbreak of foot and mouth disease.   This year the day brought lovely weather and over 200 riders with their horses and ponies in all shapes and sizes;  the riders ranging in age from 5yrs to 80yrs!     The off road 10 or 8 mile circular route has spectacular scenery with fine views of the Cheviot Hills in the west and of the sea Holy Island.
The Ride is a Hunt fundraiser but over the years it has also donated more than £26,000 to (mostly) local charities.   This year we were please to give £1500 to HospiceCare.    As always, our thanks go to the landowners who allow the Ride to take place across their land.

Garden Opening also supports local charity - Hospice Care North Northumberland

The garden made just nudging £4,700 which is amazing, but is due to a great number of people doing a lot of work.  We opened fully, with teas, raffles and so on, on October 14th, with the following two Sundays being open by donation and just giving a chance to wander about.  All the money has gone to Hospice Care North Northumberland.  Lady Joicey writes:Image result for etal manor garden

"We really struggled this year as Storm Ali on 19th September caused enormous damage in the garden, and at one point I was considering cancelling.  Luckily we managed to get a tree surgeon in who spent a day and a half taking down cracked limbs from large trees.  The garden still has branches and half broken trees in it, but that just goes to show that gardens are a continual changing ‘scape.  Added to which the leaves from the trees fell slightly earlier than usual, and the day before the garden opened on October 14th was diabolically wet and we couldn’t cut any footpaths.  By some miracle the main day was dry and the sun even made an appearance late on.  This last weekend was the reverse of the first, with a beautiful morning and day for the Opening Meet on Saturday, and a horrid and wet day on Sunday.  How difficult it is to get it just right!"

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