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



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Country Voices

CDs and Song Books



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The 'New' Blencathra

Recipe Book














Some great hunting stories in the Mardale Hunt Book ---

There had been a shepherd’s meeting at the top of High Street, and such meetings were invariably accompanied by sports and hunts. During the particular hunt in question a man named Dixon fell from Blea Water Crag, about 300 feet high, and miraculously broke no bones, although terribly bruised, for he struck several times against the rock and so checked his fall. When he came to the ground he scrambled on to his knees, cried out “Lads, t’fox is gane out at hee end; lig t’ dogs on and I’ll come syn” and then fell down insensible.


50 copies of the 2nd Edition are now available

£17.00 inc post and packing

Available from:

Henry Roberts 01539 720524 or

Fred Holdsworth 015394 433388 or

Ron Black [author]:




the Case for Hunting here


the Case for Repeal here


An Introduction to Fox Hunting

If you would like any of the above booklets in hard-copy format please get in touch with Henrietta on










































Click on the photo of the Squire Crozier Cup for a few pictures from the Hunt Lunch held at Braithwaite Village Hall on the 20th October


Huntsman Barry Todhunter was the Guest Speaker








Pictures courtesy of D Atkinson



The 2014/15 Season has now started.....

Click Here or on the Picture for the Opening Meet Gallery

Check out Recent days out for the 2014/15 galleries

                                                             or Latest news items pages




A 'new' release of an 'old' classic


   The DVD version of the original video

    Todhunter & The FoX


     Copies available at £20


Contact a Hunt Official to get your copy!!








Here is the new Hunt Badge to commemorate Barry's 40 years with the Blencathra


ONLY £5 from the Hunt Supporters Team


Also available are the 2015 calendars...get yours Now!!



The new Hunt Badge will be available at:

Threlkeld Show on 20th August

Hunt Meets and events throughout the season

or by post

(please email Sheila at or tel 01768 776101 for details)






Threlkeld Sports Pavilion [Click on picture for gallery]








Barry and Sue would like to thank everyone for the cards,gifts,donations and good wishes and to all those who organised and attended such a wonderful testimonial afternoon. People's kindness and generosity was quite overwhelming Thankyou Barry & Sue Todhunter




"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




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  




Master: Sir Percy Hope; Huntsman: Johnny Richardson; Whip: Anthony Chapman