Lakeland Fell Packs
Because of the terrain, mounted hunting is not feasible in the Lake District. The Blencathra is one of six central fell packs, associated to (but not members of) the Masters of Foxhounds Association through the Central Committee of Fell Packs. The other five packs are the Coniston, Eskdale and Ennerdale, Lunesdale, Melbreak and Ullswater.
Lakeland foxhounds are lighter and more agile than hounds bred by mounted packs. They are bred to cope with difficult terrain. During the summer closed season, hounds from all the fell packs are shown in competition at annual Lakeland shows including Rydal, Lowther and the Threlkeld Puppy Show.
Many hounds are kept during the summer by 'hound walkers', invaluable supporters of their local packs.
The pictures below are good examples of Lakeland fellhounds
click here to see pictures of all the current hounds in the Blencathra Kennels.