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 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Regretably, due to the current crisis regarding Covid-19

we have made the decision to postpone the End of Season Ball.

We will announce a new date as soon as we are able to confirm.

All tickets sold will be valid for the new date, if however you wish to discuss

alternative arrangements please contact Lesley or Lena. 

We hope everyone stays safe through this unprecedented time. 

Thank you all for your support this season; we hope to "kick on" in the autumn.

Best regards

The CBH Team

POLITE REMINDER.

During a hunt meet if you have to leave the field for any reason, please try your best to let the FieldMaster know that you are leaving and follow any instructions you are given to return directly to the boxes. DO NOT go for a hack around the area!!! Our lines are set by the runner and there is a very good chance that you will interfere with the hounds doing their job or worse still get in the way of the hounds and field whilst they are running a line. 

Thank you for your co-operation.

IF YOU REQUIRE A DISLAIMER, PLEASE CONTACT THE HONORARY SECRETARIES

BY EMAIL -- [email protected]

New Merchandise 2019 Check out the catalogue on our Merchandise page.

HUNT BALL RAFFLE TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE. £10 PER STRIP ASK LESELY OR LENA FOR MORE INFORMATION.