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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

  • Thu
    22
    Feb
    2018
    7:00 pmEtal Village Hall

    Curry Supper (alternative to curry available)

    Bar and Raffle

    Chillingham Wild Cattle - guest Speaker Ellie Waddington - Ellie was appointed the first female warden in 2015 to ensure the survival of this rare breed of wild cattle.

    Tickets £15 - please apply by the very latest Friday 16th February to Fiona Jell jell.couplandcastle@outlook.com or 01668 216292

    Cheques payable to NNHSC

     

  • Mon
    02
    Apr
    2018
    1:00 pmRatcheugh Park, Alnwick

    This year’s Point-to-Point has been postponed from 11th March and is now on Easter Monday 2nd April 2018 at Ratcheugh, Alnwick NE66 3AE First Race 1pm

    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 who sponsors are and the going updates point-to point can be found at www.alnwickraces.co.uk

    A vast majority of hunts throughout the country hold annual point-to-point races which are major fund raising and sporting events. These races are usually held over a course of 3 miles with the horses jumping a minimum of 18 birch fences. There can be up to 6 or 8 races on the day, run as amateur steeplechases where the horses are qualified to run through hunting a minimum of 5 days with any recognised pack of hounds. Point-to-pointing has its own Regulatory Authority with rules and conditions.

    More information on point-to-pointing can be found on the official website http://www.pointtopoint.co.uk

  • Sun
    08
    Apr
    2018
    9:30 amKimmerston, Milfield NE71 6JH

    CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS

    North Northumberland Hunt Supporters Club

    HUNTER TRIAL & CLEAR ROUND, at Kimmerston starting at 9.30am on Sunday 8th April 2018.

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  • Sun
    27
    May
    2018
    10 am - 1 pmSandyhouse, Milfiled NE71 6TJ

    New for 2018, St Gregory's Ride, 10 miles of superb riding with fantastic views of the surrounding countryside, easy parking near Sandyhouse Farm

    Refreshments available on completion of the ride. £20 per person, for further information contact:
    George Halliday on 07801 245064 or kl78hal@gmail.com

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  • Sun
    05
    Aug
    2018
    12:00 pmCollege Valley Showfield

    Click here Terrier Show Advert to see more information about this event.

  • Fri
    17
    Aug
    2018
    6pm for 6.30pmPallinsburn House
    This year the boys' tour will be performing Twelfth Night on the lawn (come rain or shine) here on the evening of 17 August.  The Handlebards are a supremely professional outfit who give a gloriously informal rendition of Shakespeare's work in the great outdoors.  It's a sort of bring-the-family-coats-and-a-picnic-for-half-time sort of evening.
    Date Friday 17 August
    Time - 6pm for 6.30pm performance
    Place - Pallinsburn, TD12 4SG
    Tickets - available on the door or at https://www.tickettailor.com/events/hospicecarenorthnortumberland/157731 - Check the forecast first!
    In aid of Hospice Care North Northumberland
  • Sun
    02
    Sep
    2018
    9.30 onwardsKimmerston, near Milfield, Wooler

    Sunday 2nd September 2018 - North Northumberland Hunt Supporters’ Hunter Trial & Clear Round at Kimmerston near Milfield, Wooler.  Classes for all ages from lead rein to adult, including Pairs classes. Rosettes 1st to 6thand trophies and plaques to the winners of the XC classes.  Catering and loos on site.  No dogs allowed.  Entries must close Wednesday 29th August.  Schedule & Entry Form can be downloaded Invalid download ID. here. And Kimmerston Entries Invalid download ID. here.

  • Wed
    19
    Sep
    2018
    10.30am for 11amEtal Village Hall

    Now sold out!

  • Sun
    23
    Sep
    2018
    9.30am - 1pmWooler/Belford area (start location detail nearer the time)

    ST. CUTHBERT'S  RIDE
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    Click to Download or 01668 215262

    Sunday 23rd September 2018
    7 or 10 miles Across Spectacular Country
    Over 25 Small Optional Jumps

    Start/Finish:   Near South Hazelrigg NE66.  This is west of Belford and North of Chatton and east of Wooler.    There will be signs.

    Start riding any time between 9.30 and 1 pm

    The off-road route takes you across privately owned grassland and stubbles, over hill and heather and 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 Drink stop:    Rosettes:   Catering Van:

    Entries received by 19th September:                  Adults ~ £18
    Children (18 years & under)   £12

    Entries made on the day:    £20 for adults and £15 for children
    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 19th Sept.)

    Postal entries (with names, contact email address and appropriate money) to:   Georgie Leyland, Greymare Farm, Belford, Northumberland, NE70 7PG      01668 213395
    Cheques made payable to "St. Cuthbert's Ride"

     

     

  • Sat
    06
    Oct
    2018
    7.30pm - 1.30amLanton, Milfield

    Please book your tickets now to make sure the summer partying continues....

  • Fri
    19
    Oct
    2018
    10:30 amPAWSTON

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    The Radley College Beagles are meeting at Pawston on Friday 19th October at 10.30am.

  • Sat
    20
    Oct
    2018
    9:30 amHethpool Showfield

    CVNNH Newcomers Day: Saturday 20th October 9.30am at Hethpool Showfield FREE to all newcomers to hunting.

    The Countryside Alliance’s annual Hunting Newcomers’ Week will this year take place from 15th – 21st October. The aim of this week is to introduce as many new faces to the hunting field as possible and to encourage those that have never been hunting before to give it a try.

    Hunts generally welcome newcomers throughout the year anyway, however it can be a daunting prospect, particularly if you haven’t been out before or have perhaps moved areas and had a break since you last went out. Joining forces with other like-minded people on a specific day can make it easier for those wanting to overcome any reservations they may have.

    As always we are inviting any registered packs – including foxhound, beagle, harrier, basset, draghound and bloodhound packs – to organise a specific meet, or to organise an activity such as a tour of the kennels during this designated week to give everybody an opportunity to get involved with their local pack.

    “Every year we have more and more people using this week as the perfect opportunity to try hunting for the first time,” explained the CA’s Polly Portwin. “We have received many heart-warming reports from those who have taken part, ranging from those who have simply wanted to tick it off their bucket list to those who have never been brave enough previously but have experienced hound exercise and then become hooked and gone on to become regular subscribers.”

    No special clothes or kit are required to be able to take part, however those thinking of trying hunting for the first time are encouraged to read the Countryside Alliance’s Newcomers’ Guide To Hunting which is available on PDF to download.

    Hunts are invited to send us details of any newcomers’ meets or events being planned so we can advertise them in our Newcomers’ Events Listing on our website. Please contact Henrietta Rutgers athunting@countryside-alliance.org for any supporting literature or for further information about your local pack.

  • Thu
    22
    Nov
    2018
    7:00 pmEtal Village Hall

    You don't need a university degree to join in this entertaining evening, just a few friends to make up a team of 4.  James Dobie swaps roles from being the 'Field Master' to being the 'Question Master' and Andrew Taylor will have the ' scores on the boards',  and the North Northumberland Hunt Supporters Club ladies serve up a delicious supper. It is FUN so come and join in. Please click to see Flyer Quiz A5 Flyer 2018

  • Thu
    20
    Dec
    2018
    6:30 pmSt. Gregory's, Kirk Newton

    HOORAY! The Hunt have been invited back to St. Gregory's: Kirk Newton Church for another Carols Evening on THURDAY 20th Dec at 6.30pm.

    Anybody who would like to dust off their musical instrument or vocal chords, we are already practising at Mindrum Mill on sunday afternoons so please come and join in - the next practise is on SUNDAY 2ND DECEMBER AT 5PM AT SUE AND DAVID WOODS AT MINDRUM HOUSE

  • 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
    7:00 pmEtal Village Hall

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

  • Sat
    09
    Mar
    2019
    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
    10
    Mar
    2019
    1:00 pmRatcheugh, 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
    7:30 pmThe 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
    9:30 amKimmerston, 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
    5:30 pmThe 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
    7:00 pmPallinsburn House

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

    The Piano Men Invitation 14.09.19

  • Thu
    19
    Sep
    2019
    7:30 pmThe 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:

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  • 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
    7:00 pm

    More details of this very popular event will follow shortly

  • Thu
    19
    Dec
    2019
    6:30 pmSt. Mary & St. Michael Church, Doddington, Wooler, NE71 6AR

    By popular demand, the CVNNH Christmas Ensemble are re-assembling to raise Doddington Church's roof off this year.

    Mince pies and mulled wine.

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

    CHRISTMAS CRACKER PARTY: Save this date NOW to groove your way with the rest of the CVNNH into 2020.

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

    Tickets: £45 email: cvnnhparty@gmail.com  RSVP by 14th December 2019

  • Fri
    17
    Jan
    2020
    7:00 pm

    After the success of the last one, 'Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face' and neeps is on the menu again!

  • Sun
    08
    Mar
    2020
    12:00 pmRatheugh, Alnwick

    Please find more about this event here http://www.alnwickraces.co.uk/fixturesa.html

OUR EVENTS

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

Piano Men Evening Big Cheque

NNHSC Report: The Piano Men

Musical Soiree at Pallinsburn House

A Musical Soiree was held at Pallinsburn House on 14th September, by kind permission of Mr. and Mrs. George Farr.   This provided jolly entertainment for a packed audience.   The Piano Men – local accomplished musicians, David Wood and Paul McDermott, and vocalist Julia Wailes-Fairbairn, performed a programme of 20th Century Music from 1910 Ragtime to more contemporary popular music up to the turn of the century.   Julia was joined for many of her songs by the guests.   During the supper interval for the musicians, Andrew Joicey made sure that the music did not stop, having taken Paul’s place at the piano.

The evening had got off to a good start with the guests bringing delicious dishes of home-prepared food, and they had been invited to compete in a best-dressed table competition.   As time moved on, many of the guests got up to dance, and the evening finished with numerous expressions of how much they had all enjoyed it, and....... when is the next one? 

The proceeds of the evening, which was organised by the North Northumberland Hunt Supporters Club, are to be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support and the North Northumberland College Valley Hunt - £850 to each.

 

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 3.5 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

 

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

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