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.
Fri18Jan20196.30pm for 7pmBarmoor Mill House
Please book your tickets for this event by clicking here Burns Supper and Silent Auction
but you can start practising your Burns dialect in the meantime.
Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face,
Great Chieftain o’ the Puddin-race!
Aboon them a' ye tak your place,
Painch, tripe, or thairm:
Weel are ye wordy of a grace
As lang 's my arm.
Wed06Feb20196.30pm for 7pmThe Border Hotel, Kirk Yetholm
Inter Hunt Quiz
Following the success of the NNHSC Fun Quiz in November, our Carols Evening, the meets over the Christmas and New Year period, this friday's CVHSC Burn's supper and silent auction, please find some time to come along and support this fun event especially as our neighbouring hunts' teams will also be attending.
Wednesday 6th February 2019 at 7pm at The Border Hotel, Kirk Yetholm:
James Dobie: Question Master and Andrew Taylor will keep the 'scores on the boards'. Supper at £15 per person will be served by the hotel's chef after the first round of questions. Menu: Shepherds Pie with seasonal vegetables or Macaroni Cheese, Garlic Bread and Salad, followed by an extensive cheese board with dates, grapes, celery and biscuits. The raffle will be drawn after the second round of questions. Please contact Hunt Secretary if you would like to book in your team of four.
Thu07Mar2019Etal Village Hall
Places still available - please contact Fiona Jell on: 01668 216292
Sat09Mar2019Cuddystone Village Hall
Hunt Breakfast will be served from 9.45 £10 for full breakfast, £5 for filled roll
We will also be having a hip flask competition at the breakfast, entries taken on the day, the winner will be retain the bragging rites for a full year, and all the kudos that goes with it, so encouraging all to prepare favourite "special brews and concoctions” PS James will certainly have to up his game based on the usual contents of his flask!!
Raffle tickets for a magnum of Champagne, tickets £2 each, half the proceeds will be donated to Northumbria Air Ambulance
Sun28Apr20199.30am onwardsKimmerston, Milfield, Wooler, NE71 6JH
Classes for all ages, Lead Rein to Adult
Entry Fee £20
Entries Close 24th April 2019
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Sun05May201910am - 2.30pmGoldscleugh, College Valley, NE71 6TT
CVHSC/MacMillan Cancer Support Clay Pigeon Shoot
40 Bird Sporting Clay Pigeon Shoot
Sunday 5th May - 10am - 2.30pm
Goldscleugh, College Valley NE71 6TT
Entries: £10 on the day
Eye & Ear Protection recommended for all participants
Thu18Jul201919:30pmThe Border Hotel, Yetholm
Unfortunately the CVHSC are unable to hold this event this year.
Thu22Aug2019The Black Bull, Lowck
We thought it would be nice to try & keep in contact with everyone - supporters, subscribers, followers & friends of the hunt, throughout the year & also support the pubs that regularly support our sport. It is proposed to take place every thursday in each month with a rotation between The Red Lion at Milfield, The Border Hotel at Yetholm, The Angel in Wooler, The Black Bull in Lowick, The Black Bull in Etal.
Looking forward to seeing you all there, please let Rachel Stuart know with numbers. Rachelstuart1@icloud.com or text on 07950203402.
We will also be running a 100 Club each evening and also resurrecting a “Sponsor a Hound” initiative... Details to follow
Mon02Sep2019The Kennels, Langhom Toll, Pawston, TD12 4QR
EVENING HOUND EXERCISE
Monday 2nd Sept
Moving off at 5.30 pm from the Kennels,
BRING YOUR OWN BICYCLES
BBQ to follow by the river at Pawston approx. 6.30/6.45
Bring Chairs or rugs
Adults £10, Children £5.
Please let Rachel Know if you are coming, 07950203402
The more the merrier, bring your friends along to meet the Hounds.
Sun20Oct201910.00-12.00 startPawston, Mindrum, TD12 4QR
Pleasure ride in the foothills of the Cheviot’s with spectacular scenery and gentle rolling hills.
Part of the route follows the national boundary and the ancient East March Border Line
Approx 10 miles, start between 10am and 12pm, starting near Pawston, Mindrum TD12 4QR
£20pp, concessions for under 16, entries on day, for further information contact 07801 245064 : email@example.com
Sat28Dec201919:30pm - 1amBerwick Rugby Club
CHRISTMAS CRACKER PARTY: TICKETS HAVE SOLD OUT!
Welcome Drink, Dinner & Dancing Pay Bar, Dress: Formal with SPARKLE
Tickets: £45 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
PLEASE find more about what our hunt gets up to on the HUNT NEWS page