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
We are continually adding to our event page. Please call back to see what we are up to.
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.
ANDREW PROE'S RETIREMENT
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.
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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