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Bilsdale Hunt

Hunt type: Foxhounds
Areas: Yorkshire
Country: England
Contact information may be out of date so has been hidden.
Hunt country: A wild and unchanged country made up of moor, forestry and some good lowland. No towns, railways and only one A road.
Some limited jumping, legendary bogs!
Very beautiful part of North Yorkshire
History: Arguably England's oldest hunt to pursue foxes exclusively, founded in 1668 by the Duke of Buckingham. The hunts history is rich with folklore and characters and is the subject of the well known song "Dido, Bendigo".
Supporters' Club secretary Mrs. J. Foyle
Supporters' Club chairman Mr. G.Allison
CA representative Michael Heywood
Point to Point secretary Mr Michael Heywood

Hounds: 30 couple of Modern English Foxhounds, first entered in the stud book in 2006.

The hunt would like to extend a warm welcome to visitors to this small, friendly hunt. Many (including the Horse and Hound's Johnny Beardsall) are left wondering how we survive some of our rougher country! Much fun to be had following hounds over country largely untouched by the 21st century. Field sizes average 25-45 on a Saturday, 10-20 on a Tuesday. Visitors day money 40.

Anybody you would like to support what is probably the oldest foxhunt in the world in these difficult times for hunting in England, non voting memberships of our international supporters club are available for 25, which will keep you updated with our newsletters via email. Our legacy to future generations is very important and all supporters welcome.
Bilsdale Hunt web site
Last update sent by Nigel Clack on 19th June 2008

Please note the position of the marker above is only intended as a rough guide to the location of the hunt country.
It does not show the location of the kennels, or the homes of any of the subscribers, officials or staff of the hunt.

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