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
Heythrop Hunt observed hunting by local dog-walkers
Saturday 16th – NCH meet in Buckland
Monday 18th – Ledbury Hunt meet at Castlemorton Common
Wednesday 20th – Worcestershire Hunt meet in Wichenford
Friday 22nd – Ledbury Hunt meet at Gadbury Bank
Saturday 23rd – NCH meet in Snowshill
Monday 25th – NCH meet in Weston Subedge
Tuesday 26th – CVFH meet in Norton
Wednesday 27th – Croome and West Warwickshire meet at Elmley Castle
Thursday 28th – Heythrop Hunt meet in Spelsbury
Friday 29th – Ledbury Hunt meet at Queenhill
Saturday 30th – Worcestershire Hunt meet in Bradley Green

December:

Monday 2nd – NCH meet at Broadway Tower
Wednesday 4th – Radley College Beagles meet near Churchill in Oxfordshire
(another sab was working in Surrey and went out to the Surrey Union with local sabs)
Saturday 7th – Checked Berkeley Hunt meet and Heythrop spotted out in Lower Swell
Monday 9th – Ledbury Hunt meet in Castlemorton
Tuesday 10th – Croome and West Warwickshire meet in Wadborough
Thursday 12th – Vale of the White Horse (VWH) met in Purton Stoke
Friday 13th – Ledbury Hunt met in Tirley
Saturday 14th – Heythrop Hunt meet in Donnington
Tuesday 17th – CVFH meet in Longhope
Wednesday 18th – NCH met at Lower Quinton
Friday 20th – Ledbury meet in Hartpury
Saturday 21st – Heythrop meet at Eyford Park
Monday 23rd – VWH meet in Siddington
Tuesday 24th – NCH met in Temple Guiting
Thursday 26th – NCH meet in Broadway (demo)
Heythrop Hunt meet in Chipping Norton
Tuesday 31st – CVFH met at The Leigh

January:

Wednesday 1st – Heythrop Hunt meet in Stow on the Wold (plus demo)
Friday 3rd – Ledbury Hunt met in Hartpury
Saturday 4th – NCH meet in
(locals were also out at the Croome near Evesham, the Heythrop were monitored at The Slaughters and we did an extra day of sett-checking after the Worcestershire meet)
Wednesday 8th – NCH met in Didbrook
Friday 10th – Ledbury meet at Longdon
Saturday 11th – Cotswold meet in Hawling
Tuesday 14th – Croome and West Warwickshire meet at Charlton
Wednesday 15th – Cotswold meet in Gretton
Saturday 18th – NCH meet at Nosehill Farm
Monday 20th – Ledbury Hunt meet at Castlemorton Common
Wednesday 22nd – Duke of Beaufort’s Hunt hold joint meet in Todmarton with the Glamorgan
Friday 24th – Ledbury meet in Redmarley
Saturday 25th – Worcestershire Hunt meet near Bromsgrove
Monday 27th – Ledbury Hunt meet at their own kennels
Tuesday 28th – CVFH hold joint meet at The Leigh with the VWH
Wednesday 29th – NCH meet in Honeybourne
Friday 31st – Ledbury meet near Limbury Hill

February:

Saturday 1st – Croome and West Warwickshire meet in Bishampton
Monday 3rd – Ledbury meet in Pauntley
Tuesday 4th – Croome and West Warwickshire meet in Elmley Castle