2019 – 2020 season calendar

Several tip-offs were sent in in early – mid-August about hound exercise and later in the month of hunts seen packing up during cubhunting, so setts were checked in these areas. Into September and October we had various days when we were out looking for hunts (e.g. kennel-watching) but hunts did not go out, or we were given tip-offs but the hunt had packed up by the time we made it to the area or we got several tip-offs about meets on the same morning and could only do one (or two) of the meets. Late October saw some meets cancelled due to flooding.

As most of our hunts hunt within active badger culling zones, no time in the field is wasted, but we haven’t mentioned those days here. We also spent a long time in the fields fighting the cull, either sett-checking or actively fighting cull activity (the West Gloucestershire zone, for example, was active between June 2019 and January 2020).

August:

Wednesday 28thVWH cubhunting meet with Ridgeway Illegal Hunt Watch, Cirencester Illegal Hunt Watch and Mendip Hunt Sabs

September:

Wednesday 4thlocal monitored the Worcestershire Hunt in Ankerdine (cubhunting)
Thursday 5thVWH cubhunting meet in Fairford
Friday 6thNCH cubhunting meet at Springhill House
Saturday 7thCVFH cubhunting meet in Prior’s Norton
Monday 9thNCH cubhunting meet at Pye Corner Farm
Tuesday 10thNCH cubhunting meet in Willersey
Wednesday 11thlocals monitored VWH who were in private gardens in Duntisbourne (cubhunting)
Friday 13thNCH cubhunting meet in Didbrook
Saturday 14thNCH cubhunting meet near Wormington
Monday 16thCotswold Hunt cubhunting meet in Birdlip
Wednesday 18thNCH cubhunting meet from Buckland
Saturday 21st – NCH cubhunting meet at Bourton Hill
Wednesday 25th – NCH cubhunting meet in Wormington
Friday 27th – NCH cubhunting meet in Mickleton
Monday 30th – Duke of Beaufort’s Hunt cubhunting meet at Long Newton

October:

Tuesday 1st – Duke of Beaufort’s Hunt cubhunting meet at Inglestone Common
Wednesday 2nd – NCH cubhunting meet in Temple Guiting
Saturday 5th – NCH cubhunting meet at Kinetonhill Farm
Monday 7th – NCH cubhunting meet in Buckland
Friday 11th – NCH cubhunting meet at Hailes / Didbrook
Saturday 12th – NCH cubhunting meet in Snowshill
Wednesday 16th – NCH cubhunting meet in Cleeve Prior
Saturday 19th – NCH cubhunting meet in Wormington
Ledbury evening cubhunting meet in Lowbands
Tuesday 22nd – Croome and West Warwickshire cubhunting meet in Kemerton
Saturday 26th – NCH cubhunting meet in Ford / Cutsdean area
Monday 28th – NCH cubhunting meet in Honeybourne
Wednesday 30th – NCH cubhunting meet around Meon Hill

* main hunting season begins in our area *

Thursday 31st – VWH main season meet at Hannington Wick

November:

Friday 1st – Ledbury Hunt opening meet from Corse Lawn Hotel
Saturday 2nd – NCH opening meet at Springhill House
Monday 4th – NCH meet in Willersey
Tuesday 5th – Heythrop Hunt opening meet near Maugersbury
Wednesday 6th – Heythrop Hunt meet near Maugersbury (yep, two days running…)
Worcestershire Hunt meet near Dormston
Saturday 9th – NCH meet in Cutsdean
Monday 11th – Ledbury Hunt meet in Pauntley
Wednesday 13th – Worcestershire Hunt meet in Knightwick
Thursday 14th – Ledbury Hunt meet in Upton-upon-Severn