List of licensed trail hunts

A winter view of the Vale of Edale

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 from them.

Winter panorama, Parke, Devon

Trail hunting FAQs 

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