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



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Country Voices

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The 'New' Blencathra

Recipe Book



















Ron Black has been very busy writing several Hunting books:

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




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











Volume One




the Case for Hunting here


the Case for Repeal here


An Introduction to Fox Hunting

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Charity & Sailor's Pups





      Blencathra Supreme Sporting Dog Challenge 2017

Results and Gallery

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Click this link for the BSSDC website



14 Cars  & approx 50 folk got lost sorry took part in our first ever treasure hunt last Sunday [April 30th]

.....But ALL managed to find Denton House at the end of the afternoon!!


1 Neil,Ros &Sarah Richardson -67pts

2 Denis,Ann& Margaret Armstrong -66pts

3 Jamie Brownrigg,Rob Little,Steve Taylor & 6 little ones - 64&1/2 pts

4= Jayne Strong - 63pts

4= Alison Ostle - 63pts

6 Claire Little - 60&1/2pts

7 Nigel Williams - 59pts

8 Sarah Stobart - 58pts

9 Alan Armstrong - 57pts

10 David Bell - 55&1/2pts

11 Barry Todhunter - 50&1/2 pts

12 JoAnne Fell - 45&1/2pts

13 Doreen Bell - 42&1/2 pts

14 & booby prize - Annie Binny - 30pts

                   Thanks to Mary & Mike Pattinson for the organisation,route & clues

                 and to Alan & Susan at Denton House for the afternoon refreshments


Mike checking out the results

The Winning Richardsons team


Interviewed and Photographed by the Cumberland News

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Interviewed and Photographed by the Cumbria Magazine

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Carrock - New Year Meet 2017

'There Go the Cathra'

Only 5 Left now [6th Jan]........@ £50 each

This is a Limited Print specially commissioned for the Blencathra Foxhounds

Only 30 produced & signed by Charles Dunn, a local Cumbrian artist who specialises in local landscapes and cartoons.


To obtain yours .........Contact Annie on 016973 71256 or 07977 571113




                                                        HOUNDS 16/17

                        For those who just want to see pictures of Hounds!!                                 Click on picture above for gallery

                                                                                                                                                  Thanks to D Elliott   








"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



Rydal Show 2016