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.

  • Fri
    18
    Jan
    2019
    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
    06
    Feb
    2019
    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
    07
    Mar
    2019
    Etal Village Hall

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

  • Sat
    09
    Mar
    2019
    Cuddystone 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
    10
    Mar
    2019
    Ratcheugh, Alnwick

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

  • Sun
    28
    Apr
    2019
    9.30am 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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  • Sun
    05
    May
    2019
    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
    19
    May
    2019
    10am onwardsLanton, Wooler

     

    For details click this link

    St Gregory 2019

  • Thu
    18
    Jul
    2019
    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
    04
    Aug
    2019
    College Valley

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

  • Thu
    22
    Aug
    2019
    The 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

  • Sun
    01
    Sep
    2019
    Kimmerston, Milfield, NE71 6JH

     

    Please find details of this year's Kimmerston Pick-a-Fence and Clear Round here

    Kimmerston Pick a Fence Schedule 01.09.19

    Rules & Scoring for Pick A Fence 2019

  • Mon
    02
    Sep
    2019
    The Kennels, Langhom Toll, Pawston, TD12 4QR

    EVENING HOUND EXERCISE

    On

    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.

  • Sat
    14
    Sep
    2019
    Pallinsburn House

    Please find information about this new NNHSC event coming up here:

    The Piano Men Invitation 14.09.19

  • Thu
    19
    Sep
    2019
    The Angel, 4 High Street, Wooler, NE71 6BY

    Menus will follow soon but if you would like to come please contact Rachel Stuart  07950 203402

  • Sun
    22
    Sep
    2019
    all dayNear Belford

    Annual St. Cuthbert's Ride.  Sunday 22nd September. ........

    10 Mile fun ride with shorter option.  Spectacular scenery.

    Lots of small obstacles to jump.  Near Belford.

    For details:

    Click to Download

  • Sun
    20
    Oct
    2019
    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

  • Thu
    21
    Nov
    2019
    Etal Village Hall, Etal, TD12 4TL

    Click to Download

    Please click this link to download details of this year's NNHSC Fun Quiz

     

  • Thu
    19
    Dec
    2019
    St. Mary & St. Michael Church, Doddington, Wooler, NE71 6AR

    Click here for more details

    CVNNH-Carols-2019

     

  • Sat
    28
    Dec
    2019
    19:30pm - 1amBerwick Rugby Club

    CHRISTMAS CRACKER PARTY: TICKETS HAVE SOLD OUT!

    Welcome Drink, Dinner & Dancing Pay Bar, Dress: Formal with SPARKLE

    Tickets: £45 email: cvnnhparty@gmail.com

OUR EVENTS

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!

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.

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

PLEASE find more about what our hunt gets up to on the HUNT NEWS page

https://cvnnh.org.uk/category/hunt-news/