Penbedw Estate Nannerch. Weddings, yurts, glamping and illegal hunting.

𝙎𝙖𝙢𝙚 𝙤𝙡𝙙 𝙁𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙩 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝘿𝙚𝙣𝙗𝙞𝙜𝙝, 𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙜𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝙝𝙪𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙡𝙤𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙨.

Hit report 20/2/24

If you’ve booked Penbedw Estate for your wedding or some glamping, you can remain assured that they’ll provide entertainment in the form of illegal hunting, and the estate will be decorated with sheep carcasses to feed the foxes that they want to hunt.

Not long after setting off, and unaware where our sabs were, the hunt put on a display of blatant illegal hunting. Dunn sent his hounds into a woodland near the gamekeepers cottage, hollering and burring in an attempt to flush a fox. Indeed that’s exactly what he did do. As the hounds started to speak in the thick overgrowth, a fox bolted from the woodland into the fields. In doing so, the fox ran straight towards a hare that was resting in the field. The hare then ran off with the fox now escaping at a slightly different angle. The hounds then came into the field on the line of the fox, a sab was able to stop almost all the hounds by using voice calls, although a couple of hounds had continued on the line of the fox. Toby then turned up as the sab held up the hounds. Dunn and Clews then gathered the hounds, but headed in the direction the fox had run, which was also the direction the hunt had set off from only minutes before.
The hunt did get onto the scent of the fox again! With hounds in-cry down towards Big Woods. Sabs were able to anticipate the route the fox would take, and get between the fleeing fox and the hounds, using spray to mask the scent of the fox and voice calls to stop the hounds, to make sure this fox got away.

The Flint and Denbigh were trialling a new whipper-in for next season, how desperate must he be, to be considered joining this wreck of a hunt? His interview didn’t go too well though, although he’ll probably get the job as nobody else wants it. The hunt were now hunting the gorse in a valley, dangerously close to the border of the Clwydian National Park, which the hunt have been warned off numerous times. But at this point the hunt managed to lose their hounds and spent a considerable amount of time trying to round them up. A sheep farmer was also doing his rounds on his mule buggy check on his sheep (the live ones not the carcasses that had been left everywhere). Shame the farmer hadn’t turned up moments before when the hounds were running through his sheep causing them massive distress.

The hunt finally moved off again, but still couldn’t keep control of their hounds, with loose hounds scattered all over the estate. The hunt moved on to Coed Penbedw Uchaf, then headed back towards Big Woods, still desperately attempting to get back on the line the fox ran, but failing miserably and packing up around 2.30pm.

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