Ludlow Hunt Country

The Ludlow Hunt country lies in Shropshire, Herefordshire, and Worcestershire. It extends 20 miles north to south from Wenlock Edge to Leominster, and 20 miles west to east from Leintwardine to Cleobury Mortimer. There are several large areas of vale country – Corvedale, the Teme valley, and the area south of Tenbury Wells – as well as hill country on the western and northern sides.

Hounds hunt trails in all these areas. Notable landmarks are the two Clee Hills and the churchtower of St Laurence in Ludlow. The Downton Hall estate, renowned as one of the finest hunting areas in the Midlands, lies in the centre of the country and hosts the opening meet at the end of October. The Boxing Day meet is traditionally held in the keep of Ludlow Castle.

Hunt History

The country was first hunted in the 1770s by Mr Childe of Kinlet, known as “Flying Childe”. It was officially recognized as the Ludlow Hunt in the 1840s, and in 1940 it absorbed the North Ludlow Hunt based at Downton Hall. The kennels have been located at Caynham for over 100 years, having moved there from Onibury in 1890.

Events Calendar
Puppy Show
Saturday 26 July 2014
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Fork Supper with guest speaker at Heath House
Friday 1 August 2014
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Inter-Hunt Relay at Burwarton Show
Thursday 7 August 2014
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Ludlow Hunt Horse & Dog Show
Sunday 10 August 2014
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