While travelling through the Lake District you may suddenly come across a field full of cars, with men and women standing with binoculars in hand, a line of people will be shouting and cheering, calling out names and blowing whistles. You may wonder what you have stumbled upon and then you realise that this is Hound Trailing – one of Cumbria’s oldest and most popular sports.
Discover more about this Lakeland pastime including its History, The Trails, The Hounds, The Season and above all how to get involved!
Dating back to the 18th century, Hound Trailing is one of Cumbria’s oldest and most popular pastimes with meetings taking place up and down the Lakeland countryside… Over the years Hound Trailing gained popularity within the local Lakeland communities, and in 1906 the governing body, the Hound Trailing Association (HTA) was formed under the direction of Robert Jefferson (Whitehaven).
Since then the sport has grown under the Association’s guidance and at present has more than five hundred members.
New to using the Hound Trailing Association website? Want to find reports & mentions of your hound?
Simply type the name of your hound in the Search Bar at the top of the page! All articles mentioning your hound will be listed!
Happy searching & reading!
Hound Trailing is a way of life. You are either born into it or once you’ve discovered it, it will stay with you forever…
How many Hounds are registered with the HTA? How many miles will a hound race during the course of a season? Which Hound has won the HTA Championship the most times? How many miles of trails are laid during a season? Who has trained the most Championship Hounds? How many hounds have won the Puppy Championship and then the Senior Championship?
With so many questions we have listed as many facts & figures as we can, detailing everything you need to know in handy bite-size chunks… Enjoy!