Flint and Denbigh hunt at Nantclwyd Hall

Hit report 5/2/22

When we arrived at the Flint and Denbigh hunt kennels on Saturday morning they’d already left! Headed out extra early to try avoid us, this hunt have been going to extreme measures this season to try hide from us….. unfortunately for them they’ve not been particularly successful at this. With the kennels being eerily quite it was around 10am when we received a tip off that the Flint and Denbigh hunt were in Llanelidan and had already upset the locals by trespassing! Hounds had been witnessed rioting through a privately owned woodland in cry, which strongly suggests they were chasing a fox. The landowner was not at all pleased and informed us he had previously given the hunt a written warning to stay off his land.

Flint and Denbigh huntmaster David Shepherd

Nantclwyd Hall owned by Sir Philip Naylor-Leyland hosted the hunt, Phil already an unpopular man in the village after turning Llanelidan village green into a pheasant shoot

On our arrival it was good to see police and locals already out in the area watching the hunt. What there wasn’t a lot of though was hunt supporters or field riders. Even hard-core blood junkie Pat was seen leaving the area early. Some of the regular Flint and Denbigh field riders were seeing heading towards Cheshire that morning. The Flint and Denbigh hunt really are a bit of a shambles atm, we’d like to take credit for that but also the unpopularity of the new huntsman plays a part.

clearly nobody has laid a trail through there Robert

Medcalf the huntsman cast his hounds into many a woodland and hounds had been heard in cry, his control over the hounds is quite shocking, with hounds being all over the roads and being allowed to do whatever they want, Medcalf himself riding up and down the roads allowed hounds to run through hedgerows despite the fields being full of sheep, as he makes burring sounds to unsettle foxes. The terrible weather conditions didn’t only make it difficult for us but also for the hounds to pick up on the scent of foxes. Nantclwyd Hall estate itself was littered with pheasant pens now left to ruin after the shooting season ended on February 1st.

Rob Smith Flint and Denbigh terrier man as cheerful as ever.

But by 1pm the hunt headed back to the car park at the old railway station and packed up, we escorted the hound van all the way back to the kennels in Cefn Meiriadog, followed all the way by the police.

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