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The CA visited us in December 2011 in snowy conditions & made a short

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The 'New' Blencathra

Recipe Book

 

NOW.... £5.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ron Black has been very busy writing several Hunting books:

Here is a selection---for the full list visit his website

LAKELAND HUNTING MEMORIES

LATEST PUBLICATION: BOWMAN

           

THE FLYING WHIP :The Story of Braithwaite 'Brait' Wilson and the Ullswater Foxhounds

 

 

 

THE ULLSWATER FOXHOUNDS
1863-1913
THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS

 

 

 

THE ULLSWATER FOXHOUNDS
1914-1965
PART TWO

 

 

LAKELAND HUNTING MEMORIES
Volume One

 

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           Download

the Case for Hunting here


           Download

the Case for Repeal here


           Download

An Introduction to Fox Hunting

If you would like any of the above booklets in hard-copy format please get in touch with Henrietta on

henrietta-rutgers@countryside-alliance.org

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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               DONT FORGET our NEXT EVENT

                       The Blencathra

          Supreme Sporting Dog Challenge

Sunday 22nd May 2016
Threlkeld Cricket Club, Near Keswick, Cumbria CA12 4SZ

 

CLICK HERE for the web site for 2016

 

A wonderful day out for all the family!  Classes for beagles, foxhounds, whippets, lurchers, terriers, gundogs, pastoral, hounds and childrens pet dog and novelty classes.  Traditional stick show.  Trade stands, home baked refreshements and bar.  FREE entry for all classes, FREE parking and FREE childrens entry to the show.

                                                                                                

  

        CLICK HERE for last year's gallery

 

JOHNNY'S MEMORIAL HUNT ----LAST MEET of 15/16 SEASON

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ALL the Season's galleries are available on the recent days out page

also check the Latest news page

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             MARCH DAYS                                              ENTENTE CORDIALE           

A visit from our friends in France - Thierry and Pierre

 

 

       

CUMBRIA IS OPEN!!!

FOLLOWING the Devastating WINTER FLOODS

The Roads,Bridges & Footpaths are slowly being repaired:

However the SHOPS;BUSINESSES; HOTELS;B&Bs

Would ALL Like you to COME and SUPPORT THEM

 

    

 

 

 HELP is NEEDED in ALL of THESE PLACES

 

&

 

CUMBRIA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

is coordinating the Flood Appeal

 

TO DONATE---VISIT

http://www.cumbriafoundation.org/

      

            The Committee would like to

report that::

 

      

The New Year's Day Cap has been donated to the Cumbria Farmers Flood Action Group in Support of  the Cumbria Flood Appeal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                   Dont Forget to visit

OUR MERCHANDISE PAGE

 

 

 

Whisky Glasses

[useful for those Christmas bottles]

 

China Mugs

[anyone for tea??]

 

Coasters

 

Umbrellas --have come in handy recently!

 

&

 

Much More

                   

 

 

                  It’s time to take hysteria out of the hunting debate


           This is the recent article [Nov 5th] form Tim Bonner [Countryside Alliance]
It is very difficult to have a sensible conversation about wildlife management at the moment – what with proselytising pop stars and TV presenters, the rise of the keyboard warrior and the ease with which local issues become international petitions. There is a great deal of noise, but little clarity.

Early November marks the start of the season for the 289 registered packs of hunting dogs across Britain which were set up to provide an important service for farmers and landowners by managing the population of foxes, hare and deer.

Discussion of this subject, however is almost impossible because of the near hysteria it provokes. Take the small amendments to the Hunting Act that were to come before Parliament in July, which would have varied the number of hounds allowed to be used by hunts when flushing mammals out to be shot. Despite evidence that being able to use more dogs is more effective, and potentially more humane, the response to the tweaks was frenzied.

        GO TO the LATEST NEWS PAGE to READ the rest of Tim's Article

 

 

 

Opening Meet Oct 14th

Click on picture for Gallery

 

 

RYDAL SHOW : Thursday August 13th

Blencathra Sergeant won both the Champion Foxhound & Supreme Champion

Click on picture for gallery of Open Show & Supreme Champion

 

For RESULTS & SUMMARY of The Show CLICK HERE

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SEE the SHOWS PAGE For Galleries & Results from the Summer Shows

The Blencathra Supreme Sporting Dog Challenge

Ullswater Country Fair

Skelton Show

Lorton Show

Game Fair

Festival of Hunting

Lowther

Rydal

Threlkeld

Hesket Newmarket

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

"hunting is fundamental to the lives and cultural heritage of Cumbrian people"

 

 

 

The Lake District has been hit hardest by the Hunting Act of 2004, says Johnny Scott, tracing the history of the region’s fell packs – once the first line of defence against predation for farmers

 

 

 

Click here to read the article by Johnny Scott in the latest edition of the Field Magazine

 

 

 

This is Charlie Pye-Smiths new book.

  Sir Nicholas Soames (MP) described it as a “masterpiece of sensible, down-to-earth, practical, knowledgeable words and the most brilliant photographs.I am wholly confident that it will provide guidance for the Government, for opinion formers and above all that it will prove useful to conservationists, landholders and the poor, wretched practitioners who strive against the odds to improve or maintain biodiversity in our truly marvellous and much put-upon countryside.”

 

and Kate Hoey (MP)added:

“Certain animal rights groups have convinced the public, much of the media and many politicians that there are only two camps – one that likes wild animals and doesn’t kill them and another group that kills them just for fun. That situation suits the animal rights groups, but it could not be further from the truth. Wildlife management covers a range of activities, not all involving the culling of wild animals, but it is naive to think wildlife can be properly managed without some form of culling.” The book, she added, should be read by all those who genuinely want to improve the management and welfare of wild animals.

 

The Facts of Rural Life is published by the Veterinary Association for Wildlife Management. Copies can be obtained from Brian Fanshawe, Old School House, Ashley, Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8SX (£10 per copy or £8 each for five copies or more).

 

 

Charlie Pye-Smith is the author of "Rural Rites: hunting and the politics of prejudice". The book provides detailed analysis of the history of the 2004 Hunting Act, the issues underlying it and the situation created by its enactment. "This book has an application which goes so much further than hunting and animal welfare. It shows us the ease with which bad law can be made, how simple it is to spin the facts, and how readily the rights of minorities can be obliterated". Published by the All Party Parliamentary Middle Way Group. Charlie is the author of over a dozen books, click on the book cover to......

visit his website and download /read the book as a pdf.

An Introduction to Fox Hunting is a 16-page document, designed to introduce the younger generation to hunting with hounds. Specifically focused at targeting the secondary school age range, the booklet covers a wide variety of topics including some facts about the fox as a species, a guide to a day’s hunting, some important hunting terms and a word search.

 

 

 

The booklet has an informative but fun tone and, with plenty of illustrations, has been designed to stimulate the younger mind.

 

 

Click Here to see/download a copy

 

 

FOR the LOVE of HUNTING ENGLAND  -- check out the new website

Barry is to be a regular contributor as one of the 'Hunting Personalities'---

read his first article here  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A toast lads to all the Fell Packs!!

Rydal Show 1950s

  

 

 

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