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: Dolaucothi Estate
Dates: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in February and March 2018
Name of Hunt: Cwrt Y Cadno Trail Hunt
Contact: (phone and/or email address): cwrtycandnofarmershunt@gmail.com
Map: (PDF) Showing licensed area 

Cotswolds

Which NT place the licence covers: Horton, Cotswolds
Dates: 17 January 2018, 14 February 2018, 17 March 2018
Name of Hunt: Beaufort Hunt
Contact: (phone and/or email address): pr@beauforthunt.com 
Map: (PDF) Showing licensed area

Cumbria

Which NT place the licence covers: Central and East Lakes
Dates: One Wednesday and one Saturday in January, Mondays and one Wednesday in February, One Monday, two Wednesdays, one Thursday and one Saturday in March 2018
Name of Hunt: Ullswater Foxhounds
Contact: (phone and/or email address): ullswaterfoxhounds@gmail.com
Map: (PDF) Showing licensed area

Which NT place the licence covers: North Lakes
Dates: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in  February and March 2018
Name of Hunt: Blencathra Trail Hounds  
Contact: (phone and/or email address): bfhenquiries@gmail.com
Map: (PDF) Showing licensed area 

Which NT place the licence covers: North Lakes 
Dates: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in February and March 2018
Name of Hunt: Melbreak Foxhounds - LICENCE SUSPENDED​
Contact: (phone and/or email address): melbreakfoxhounds@outlook.com 
Map: (PDF) Showing licensed area 1 and Showing licensed area 2

Which NT place the licence covers: South Lakes
Dates: Wednesdays and Saturdays from 27 January to 7 March 2018
Name of Hunt: North Lonsdale Foxhounds
Contact: (phone and/or email address): northlonsdale1947@hotmail.com 
Map: (PDF) Showing licensed area

Which NT property the licence covers: West Lakes
Dates: Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays in February and March 2018
Name of Hunt: Eskdale and Ennerdale Foxhounds
Contact: (phone and/or email address) eandehunt@outlook.com   
Map: (PDF) Showing licensed area 1, showing licensed area 2 and showing licensed area 4

Derbyshire

Which NT place the licence covers: Dark Peak, Derbyshire
Dates: Wednesdays from December 2017 to March 2018
Name of Hunt: Pennine Foxhounds
Contact: (phone and/or email address): Yorkshirehouse@hotmail.co.uk
Map: (PDF) Showing licensed area

Isle of Wight

Which NT place the licence covers: Mottistone Down, Compton and Brook, St Catherine’s Down, Knowle Farm
Dates: Wednesday and Saturdays in January to March 2018
Name of Hunt: Isle of Wight Fox Hounds
Contact: (phone and/or email address): Isleofwightfoxhounds@gmail.com
Map: (PDF) Showing licensed area

Monmouthshire

Which NT place the licence covers: Sugar Loaf & Skirrid, 
Monmouthshire
Dates: Wednesdays and Saturdays in January and February 2018
Name of Hunt: Monmouthshire Hunt
Contact: (phone and/or email address): Monmouthshirehunt@gmail.com
Map: (PDF) Showing licensed area

Northumberland

Which NT Property the License covers: The Hadrians Wall Estate, Northumberland
Dates: Saturdays and Mondays in February and March 2018
Name of Hunt: The Haydon Hunt
Contact: (phone and/or e mail address): haydonhunt@googlemail.com
Map: (PDF) Showing licensed area

North Somerset

Which NT place the licence covers: Crook Peak, North Somerset
Dates: 14 and 24 February and 7 March 2018
Name of Hunt: Weston and Banwell Harriers Hunt
Contact for Hunt: (phone and/or email address): jbdigituk.ltd@sky.com
Map: (PDF) Showing licenced area

Oxfordshire

Which NT place the licence covers: Buscot and Coleshill (B&C) and White Horse Hill (WHH), Oxfordshire
Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from January to March 2018 
Name of Hunt: Old Berks Hunt
Contact: (phone and/or email address): secretary@oldberkshunt.co.uk
Map: (PDF) Showing licensed area B&C and Showing licensed area WHH

Which NT place the licence covers: Land at Coleshill, Buscot and Coleshill Estate
Dates: Wednesdays and Fridays from January to March 2018
Name of Hunt: Vale of White Horse Hunt
Contact: (phone and/or email address): teckleobsessed@gmail.com 
Map: (PDF) Showing licensed area

Which NT Property the License covers: Land at Buscot and Coleshill
Dates: 03 March 2018
Name of Hunt: Tynedale Hunt
Contact: (phone and/or e mail address): info@tynedalehunt.org
Map: (PDF) Showing licensed area

Powys

Which NT place the license covers: Abergwesyn Common, Powys
Dates: Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from January to March 2018
Name of Hunt: Llanwrthwl Hunt
Contact: (phone and/or email address): llanwrthwlhunt@gmail.com
Map: (PDF) Showing licensed area

Which NT place the license covers: Begwns, Powys
Dates: Tuesday and Saturdays in February 2018
Name of Hunt: Golden Valley Hunt
Contact: (phone and/or email address): goldenvalleyhunt@btinternet.com
Map: (PDF) Showing licensed area

Which NT place the licence covers: Brecon Beacons and Sugarloaf
Dates: Wednesdays and Saturdays in February and March 2018
Name of Hunt: Brecon & Talybont Hunt
Contact: (phone and/or email address): chairperson@brecontalybonthunt.com
Map: (PDF) Showing licensed area Brecon Beacons and Showing licensed area Sugarloaf

Shropshire

Which NT place the licence covers: Shropshire Hills
Dates: Mondays in February and March 2018
Name of Hunt: South Shropshire Hunt
Contact: (phone and/or email address): masters@southshropshirehunt.com
Map: (PDF) Showing licensed area

Which NT place the licence covers: Shropshire Hills
Dates: 27 February 2018
Name of Hunt: United Pack Hunt
Contact: (phone and/or email address): masters@unitedpack.co.uk  
Map: (PDF) Showing licensed area

Warwickshire

Which NT place the licence covers: Farnborough Hall, Warwickshire
Dates:  Mondays and Thursdays in January and February 2018
Name of Hunt: The Warwickshire Hunt
Contact: (phone and/or email address): huntsecretary@warwickshirehunt.co.uk
Map: (PDF) Showing licensed area

West Cornwall

Which NT place the licence covers: Zennor Sites, West Cornwall
Dates: Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays in February and March 2018
Name of Hunt: The Western Hunt
Contact: (phone and/or email address): westernhunt@icloud.com
Map: (PDF) Showing licensed area

Wiltshire

Which NT place the licence covers: Stourhead, Wiltshire
Dates: Saturday, 10 February 2018 (CANCELLED)
Name of Hunt: Wiltshire and Infantry Beagles
Contact: (phone and/or email address): wiltshirebeagles@gmail.com
Map: (PDF) Showing licensed area

Yorkshire Coast

Which NT place the licence covers: South of Tyne, Yorkshire Coast
Dates: 11 November 2017, 12 December 2017*, 30 January 2018, 27 February 2018
Name of Hunt: The Staintondale Hunt
Contact: (phone and/or email address): 07929 303 380 
Map: (PDF) Showing licensed area
*Note: Change of date from 13 December 2017

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