26th December 2020 – Croome and West Warwickshire Hunt

*** 50 people meet up to hunt foxes as covid levels rise * 2 blocked badger setts * hounds allowed all over the railway line… twice ***

Breach Farm, Drake’s Broughton

Despite many misleading headlines stating that all Boxing Day hunts had been cancelled, this lot met a few miles away from their usual Town Centre meet in Pershore. Other hunts also went ahead wherever they could. Note that as the entire country is being ordered to be vigilant, this hunt met in a large group and the mounted field were seen bunched together repeatedly throughout the day. 🤔

They spent much of the day around Upper Wolvercote and several holloas were heard. A couple of hours were spent near the railway line at Whittington with huntsman Ben Dalton and whipper-in Simon French just letting them run back and forth along the railway line.

There were also 2 blocked badger setts nearby. Horrified villagers out walking were very upset indeed about this.

They finished about 3.30pm with 13.5 miles covered by a very tired foot sab!

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