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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

 

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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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THANK YOU to All who have supported us last season.

 

DON'T FORGET THE DIARY DATES   PAGE for SOCIAL EVENTS & SHOWS through the 'CLOSE' SEASON
    

SEE the SHOWS PAGE ForGalleries & Results from the Summer Shows

 

The Blencathra Supreme Sporting Dog Challenge


Ullswater Country Fair


Skelton Show


Lorton Show

 

                                                                                                                                   

   

 

 

 

 

    Threlkeld Show

            August 19th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Why are these Blencathra supporters looking so happy??

 

 

Could it be that Blencathra Sergeant has won the Supreme Champion at Lowther Show?

 

 

Click on picture for gallery of Lowther Show

 

 

Kate being helped by Grandma to draw Sergeant and get the colours right

 

 

 

RYDAL SHOW : Thursday August 13th

Blencathra Sergeant won both the Champion Foxhound & Supreme Champion

Click on picture for gallery of Open Show & Supreme Champion

Sailor & Saddler : Best Couple entered/unentered Dogs

Ullswater: Best Group of Foxhounds

Click on either of the 2 pictures above for Gallery of Groups & Couples

 

 

 

Blencathra: Sailor & Saddler

Eskdale & Ennerdale: Duchess Reserve Champion

Click on the picture below for gallery of the Coniston Foxhound Show & General Show Pictures

Huntsman George Wilkinson & Edmund Porter [E&E] Judging the Coniston Foxhounds

 

 

Game Fair Harewood House

 

SUNDAY 2nd August ::The Blencathra Foxhounds were asked to Parade

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY 22nd JULY

This historic and prestigious event is the annual showcase for the world of hunting and boasts the greatest gathering of hounds in the country

 

                                                                                 

Click on pictures for Galleries

Pictures thanks: D Todhunter-Robinson and D Atkinson

 

 

Check out Recent days out for the 2014/15 galleries or 

Latest news items pages

Merchandise Page

 

 

 

 

"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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