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.

Event Information:

  • Sun
    26
    Jul
    2020

    CVHSC St Gregory's Ride

    Start between 10 am - 1 pmSandyhouse Farm, Milfield, Wooler, NE71 6TJ

    College Valley Supporter St Gregory's Ride 2020: St-Gregorys-2020

    10 Mile Fun/Pleasure ride in the foothills of the Cheviots with stunning views.

    ***St Gregory’s Ride update***
    Based on the guidance outlined below pre entry and payment is mandatory, please enter by emailing or texting names of attendees and contact details to George : kl78hal@gmail.com /07801 245064, I will provide entry confirmation and payment details for you by return
     
    Government Guidance for the public on the phased return of outdoor sport and recreation in England
     
    Horse riding

    You can ride a horse, providing that you are alone, with members of your own household or with no more than 5 other people from a different household. Two households can also meet in groups of more than 6 people, provided members of different households can follow social distancing guidelines. You should observe social distancing where possible when encountering other riders or the public.

    Additionally we have received the following Guidance regarding Pleasure Rides

    Entries and Pre event Communications – all pre-event information, communications, entries and payments should be done online, remotely or via post. 
     
    It should be clearly communicated to all those intending to attend an event or activity that anyone showing any signs of Covid-19 symptoms should be self-isolating and must not attend the event. 
     
    Travel –  Participants should travel to the event in a vehicle only with members of their own household. 
     
    Parking – for equestrian activities, horse boxes should be parked at a minimum distance of 10m apart. Cars should be parked as appropriate to allow for continued social distancing. 
     
    Supporters and Spectators – supporter and spectator numbers should be restricted at events. Those people who are not participating or are not directly involved with a participant (eg. Groom, Driver, Owner, Parent) should not be allowed to attend. 
     
    Children - As per the Government Guidelines, if children are in attendance, parents (or a responsible adult) are “responsible for supervising them at all times and in line with social distancing guidelines. Children are not always good at hand hygiene; the virus can be spread by touching contaminated surfaces. Therefore, pay special attention to children’s hand hygiene.” 
     
     
    Event information
     
    Refreshment stand will be present and strict social distancing and hygiene measures will be employed
     
    Disclaimer - By attending St Gregory’s Ride, the attendees acknowledge and agree that although the College Valley Supporters have taken every precaution and followed Government Guidance, it is impossible to eliminate all risk and there remains the potential for unintended transmission of COVID-19. All those attending must play their part in minimising the risk to themselves and others by complying with the Government Guidelines as well as any on site instructions and signage. The College Valley Supporters have the right to refuse entry or request departure from the event should there be any breach of the Covid-19 protocols put in place. 

     

     

Unfortunately we have no upcoming events arranged but please keep looking at our website just in case......

St Cuthbert's Ride 2020 Report

 

This year’s St Cuthbert’s Ride was held on the fringe of the Cheviot Hills at Lanton.

After a week or so of good dry weather, conditions underfoot were perfect for a 10 mile route along grass margins past Sandy House, climbing up to the heights of Lanton monument before passing along the edge of the Bowmont burn. Further on into the upper reaches of Glendale, the ride finished off with a run at the jumps and a canter back to the start for a rosette and a bacon buttie. There was plenty of open grass to cover, affording superb gallops on the top fields, with wonderful photo opportunities. We had 185 entries on the day, with riders from across the Borders to Durham and everywhere in between.

With the recently upgraded Covid 19 protocol for Northumberland, safety measures on the day were enhanced in line with advice, which everyone seemed content to follow, competently assisted by a great team of traffic controllers, parking managers and stewards.

We were supported on the day by volunteers from the North Northumberland Hospice to whom we donate a portion of the funds raised, a great local cause.

Next year St Cuthbert’s ride will be back at its spiritual home. Our huge thanks go to Ian and Tocky McKie for opening up the stunning country of Lanton for us this year.

Photos from MPG photography will no doubt be available soon on facebook and please keep an eye out for Eddie’s photos on the CVNNH website. 

 

(the socially distanced parking)

 

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

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

OUR EVENTS

Recently our supporters clubs have run some very successful and well attended rides.

So keep looking on our website and on Facebook for our forthcoming events.

Please take time to read our Covid 19 Hunt Guidance for Followers before attending any of our events. https://cvnnh.org.uk/covid-19-hunt-guidance-for-followers/

Take care and stay safe.  Thank you.