About the Hurworth Hunt
The Hurworth is one of only a handful of Old English packs in the country – however “modern” hound packs are increasingly coming to appreciate the tenacity and stamina of Old English breeding. The Old English Foxhound is predominantly tan in colour and has a slightly thicker and heavier set than the modern foxhound.
The Hurworth country is within North Yorkshire, Durham and Cleveland, and is mainly grass and arable with some plough and some forestry is to the east. Our neighbouring hunts are the Bedale, Bilsdale, Cleveland, South Durham, and Zetland.
Baily's Hunting Directory relates that "obstacles are plentiful and varied, and are mainly timber and hedges, with some hunt jumps". Our dedicated team have spent many hours during the summer months maintaining and building hunt jumps.
Our days are entirely dependent on the support and goodwill of local landowners and farmers, for which we are immensely grateful.
The Hurworth Hunt complies with the Hunting Act 2004 by taking part in legal hunting activities including trail hunting and hound exercise.