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Hunting in the Lake District

There is a proud tradition of hunting in the Lake District, and for good reason: those ominous crags and wooded valleys below have hosted some of the most exciting hunts in history.

This is the home of John Peel, of such famous hunts as the Blencathra, the Melbreak, the Cumberland and the Eskdale & Ennerdale.

The people of Cumberland have hunted the fox, the hare, the otter, the polecat and the pinemarten. They have done so with footpacks, with mounted packs, with famous foxhounds, beagles and terriers.

The Fells, the Lakes, the woods and the village inns have all played their part in some of the most memorable accounts which are recorded here.

The hunting holidays and the shepherds’ meets, the highs and lows of the various packs and the best hunting songs associated with them are celebrated here.

Author: Sean Frain
ISBN: 9781906122232
Published: May 2010
Format: 216 x 138 mm
Binding: Hardback
No. of pages: 224
90 black & white photographs
Price: £14.99

Hunting in the Lake District


Press reviews

Reviewed in Lancashire Life in September 2010

'Celebrates the history, the characters, the various packs, traditional inns where the hunts met, the most tenacious hounds and terriers and the best old hunting songs of the Lake District.'


Reviewed in Shooting Times in August 2010

'Both informative and engaging. Couples a history of the sport and the famous packs with gripping tales of hunts for the fox, hare and otter in the dramatic and often hostile landscape.'


Reviewed in The Keswick Reminder in June 2010

'Sean's informative and well-written book covers the world of hunting in great detail and in a language that is easy to understand, especially for those who are new to this Lakeland sport.'

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