Cranwell bloodhounds

The Cranwell Bloodhounds


The Cranwell Bloodhounds were formed in 1992 by Joint masters the late  


Philip Broughton and his wife Wendy, with a view to providing a day in the  

countryside that everyone could enjoy. Bloodhounds hunt the "clean boot"

meaning that they hunt the natural scent of man i.e. a cross country runner.  

To do this, hounds are given an article of clothing to smell or the quarry 

will greet the hounds at the meet, thus giving the hounds ample time to get  

used to their scent.The quarry is given approximately 20 minutes head start 

prior to each of the three or four lines which are hunted each day. No artificial 

scent is used, just the natural smell of the quarry. The speed of the hunt may 

be determined by the terrain and atmospheric conditions i.e weather. 

This private pack of Bloodhounds enjoys around 20 days hunting in a season 

(from September to March). They meet most Sundays at the homes of friends at 

12 noon and after the first two lines, (or hunts), rest for a while to enjoy the 

hospitality of the Masters, before continuing to arrive back at the boxes at 

approximately 3.00pm 

Sunday 8th December, we will be meeting at Grange Farm, Brauncewell LN5 0DH, by kind permission of Mr and Mrs B Wills. This will be a proper hunting day. There may be optional jumping. Meet at 12 noon, hounds move off at 12.30 prompt.  Normal hunting attire, and horses plaited please.  Adult Cap £30 Under 16 years £20.   

Following all meets please  ensure you leave the parking area clear of any droppings before you leave.  Thank you.  

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Friday 13th December 8pm --  CHRISTMAS MEAL,  --  Windmill Farm, Whisby Road, Lincoln.  £15.50 per person. Carvery and Desert (veggie option available). contact Lena or Lesley to book. 


2020 Calendars are now being prepared.  £15 per calendar. Contact Danielle for more information. 


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