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.

  • Fri
    6.30pm 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.
    Try this:

    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.

  • Wed
    6.30pm 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.

  • Thu
    7:00 pmEtal Village Hall

    Places still available - please contact Fiona Jell on: 01668 216292

  • Sat
    9:30 amCuddystone 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

  • Sun
    1:00 pmRatcheugh, Alnwick

    Please come and support our Point-to-Point, more information can be found on  http://www.alnwickraces.co.uk

  • Sun
    9.30am onwardsKimmerston, Milfield, Wooler, NE71 6JH

    Classes for all ages, Lead Rein to Adult

    Entry Fee £20

    Entries Close 24th April 2019

    Schedules available to download hereClick to Download764

  • Sun
    10am - 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

    Refreshments available

  • Sun
    10am onwardsLanton, Wooler


    For details click this link

    St Gregory 2019

  • Thu
    7:30 pmThe Red Lion, Milfield

    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.

    We are starting with The Red Lion at Milfield on 27thJune at 7.30 pm

    Looking forward to seeing you all there, please let Rachel Stuart know with numbers by 24.June. Rachelstuart1@icloud.com or text me on 07950203402.

    We will also be running a 100 Club each evening and also resurrecting a “Sponsor a Hound” initiative... Details to follow

  • Thu
    19:30pmThe Border Hotel, Yetholm

    Following the success of the first Pub of the Month evening at The Red Lion, Milfield, the next one is on Thursday July 18th at The Border Hotel, Yetholm https://www.borderhotel.co.uk.

    Please let Rachel Stuart know if you would like to book rachelstuart1@icloud.com or text on 07950203402.

  • Sun
    College Valley

    Unfortunately the CVHSC are unable to hold this event this year.

  • Sun
    10.00-12.00 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 : kl78hal@gmail.com

  • Sun
    all dayNear Wooler

    St. Cuthbert's Ride.  Sunday 22nd September. ........  10 Mile fun ride with shorter option.  Spectacular scenery.  Lots of small obstacles to jump.  Near Belford.  More details later ....


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

CVHSC Events in May 2019

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