List of licensed trail hunts

Upper Derwent Valley, Peak District

The National Trust is no longer issuing licences for any trail hunting activities. In coming to a decision on this complex, contentious issue, our Board of Trustees considered a wide range of factors, including but not limited to, the recent guilty verdict in the court case of the Masters of the Foxhounds Association, the appropriate use of charitable funds, the risk of reputational harm to the Trust, and the result of the recent members’ resolution vote on this matter at our October 2021 AGM.

The decision was announced on 25 November 2021 to no longer issue trail hunting licences on National Trust land. Read the media statement >

Parc Farm, Great Orme, North Wales

Our position on trail hunting 

We recognise that trail hunting is an issue that polarises people's opinions and provokes strong reactions.

Winter panorama, Parke, Devon

Trail hunting FAQs 

Read some useful background information and the most frequently asked questions and answers on trail hunting.