List of licensed trail hunts

Upper Derwent Valley, Peak District

Hunting wild animals was made illegal in England and Wales in 2004; National Trust land is no exception. The Trust issues annual licences to trail hunts, a legal activity where an artificial scent is laid and then followed by a pack of hounds and people on foot or on horseback.

It’s important that visitors know where and when they might come across this outdoors activity.

Information on where licensed trail hunts take place on our land will be provided here, as and when licences are approved, including dates and maps of the areas concerned. You’ll also find contact details for the hunts which run the trails, if you need any further information.

Dates given are to the best of our knowledge. For the latest information, please check with the hunt organiser using the contact details given.

As licences are approved, we will add them here.

Carmarthenshire

Which NT place the licence covers: Cwrt Y Cadno
Dates: 3 November 2018 and 2 March 2019
Name of Hunt: Cwrt Y Cadno Farmers Hunt
Contact: (email address) cwrtycadnofarmershunt@gmail.com
Map: (PDF) Showing licensed area

Cotswolds

Which NT place the licence covers: Horton Court
Dates: 14 November, 05 December 2018, 02 and 23 January, 13 February and 16 March 2019
Name of Hunt: Beaufort Hunt
Contact: (email address) pr@beauforthunt.com
Map: (PDF) Showing licensed area

Dartmoor

Which NT place the licence covers: Trowlesworthy - Hentor and Willings Warren
Dates: 29 November 2018
1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 25, 27 29 and 31 December 2018
1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22, 24, 26, 28, 29 and 31 January 2019
2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26 and 28 February 2019
2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28 and 30 March 2019 
1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29 and 30 April 2019
Name of Hunt: Dartmoor Hunt
Contact: secretary.dartmoor@googlemail.com
Map: (PDF) Showing licenced area 

Dorset

Which NT place the licence covers: Kingston Lacy 
Dates: 21 November, 15 December 2018, 6, 20 and 26 March 2019 
Name of Hunt: Portman Hunt 
Contact email address: Info@portmanhunt.co.uk 
Map: (PDF) Showing licenced area

Hertfordshire

Which NT place the licence covers: Ashridge
Dates: 17 November and 15 December 2018, 26 January 2019
Name of Hunt: Trinity Foot and South Herts Beagles
Contact: (email address) tfshbenquiries@outlook.com
Map: (PDF) Showing licenced area

Isle of Wight

Which NT place the licence covers: Mottistone Estate
Dates: 11 November and 25 November 2018, 20 January 2019
Provisional dates: 12, 26 and 30 January, 16 and 23 February, 2 March 2019
Name of Hunt: Isle of Wight Farmers Bloodhounds
Contact: (email address) jowingate888@gmail.com
Map: (PDF) Showing licensed area

Which NT place the license covers: Mottistone Estate and St Catherine's 
Dates: 13, 20 and 27 October, 3, 7 and 21 November, 12, 15, 22 and 29 December 2018
Name of Hunt: Isle of Wight Hunt
Contact: (email address) isleofwightfoxhounds@gmail.com
Map: (PDF) Showing licensed areas

Momouthshire

Which NT place the licence covers: Skirrid Fawr and Sugar Loaf
Dates: 9 and 23 January and 13, 20 and 27 February 2019
Name of Hunt: Monmouthshire Hunt
Contact: (email address) monmouthshirehunt@gmail.com
Map: (PDF) Showing licensed area

Powys

Which NT place the licence covers: Abergwesyn Common
Dates: 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17 20, 22, 24, 27 and 29 November 2018
1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27 and 29 December 2018
1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29 and 31 January 2019
2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26 and 28 February 2019
2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28 and 30 March 2019 
Name of Hunt: Llanwrthwl Hunt 
Contact: (email address) llanwrthwlhunt@gmail.com 
Map: (PDF) Showing licensed area

Which NT place the licence covers: The Begwns, Mid and SE Wales
Dates: 9, 16 and 29 October, 3, 6, 20 and 27 November, 1, 8, 18 and 22 December 2018, 5 and 15 January, 2 and 19 February, 2 and 19 March 2019
Name of Hunt: Golden Valley Hunt
Contact: (email address) GVHMeets@gmail.com
Map: (PDF) Showing licensed area

Which NT place the licence covers: Sugar Loaf, Brecon Beacons
Dates: 14 November 2018 and 1 January 2019
Name of Hunt: Brecon & Talybont Hunt
Contact: (email address) chairperson@brecontalybonthunt.com
Map: (PDF) Showing licensed area

Which NT place the licence covers: Brecon Beacons
Dates: 27 October, 7 November, 19 December 2018, 30 January and 13 February 2019
Name of Hunt: Brecon & Talybont Hunt
Contact: (email address) chairperson@brecontalybonthunt.com
Map: (PDF) Showing licensed area

Surrey

Which NT place the licence covers: Polesden Lacey 
Dates: 10 and 29 November, 8 December 2018 and 2nd January 2019
Name of Hunt: Surrey Union Hunt
Contact: (email address) SUHhunt@outlook.com
Map: (PDF) Showing licenced area 

Warwickshire

Which NT place the licence covers: Farnborough 
Dates: 15 and 26 November, 10 and 13 December 2018, 7, 10 and 31 January and 4 February 2019
Name of Hunt: The Warwickshire Hunt
Contact: (email address) huntsecretary@warwickshirehunt.co.uk
Map: (PDF) Showing licenced area

West Cornwall

Which NT place the licence covers: West Cornwall
Dates: 26 October, 3,17 and 24 November, 8,15 and 22 December 2018, 5,12 and 26 January, 4 and16 February, 2,9,16 and 30 March, 6 and13 April 2019 
Name of Hunt: Western Hunt
Contact: (email address) westernhunt@icloud.com
Map: (PDF) Showing licenced area

West Sussex

Which NT place the licence covers: Woolbeding Countryside
Dates: 24 November and 15 December 2018, 5 January and 16 February 2019
Name of Hunt: Chiddingfold, Leconfield and Cowdray Hunt
Contact: (email address) masters@clandchunt.co.uk
Map: (PDF) Showing licensed area

Wiltshire

Which NT place the licence covers: Buscot and Coleshill estate
Dates: 25 September, 22 October, 7 (cancelled) and 17 November, 5, 12 and 22 December 2018, 2 and 19 January, 5 February, 2 March 2019
Name of Hunt: Old Berkshire Hunt (OBH)
Contact: (email address) secretary@oldberkshunt.co.uk 
Map: (PDF) Showing licensed area

Which NT place the licence covers: Buscot and Coleshill estate
Dates: 16 October (cancelled), 20 November 2018, 5 February and 6 March 2019
Name of Hunt: Vale of White Horse Hunt (VWH)
Contact: (email address) teckleobsessed@gmail.com
Map: (PDF) Showing licensed area

 

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