The origins of this well known and prestigious pack of hounds can be traced back to the 18th century.

The Meynell and South Staffordshire are privileged to have one of the most varied, interesting and challenging grass countries in the whole of England.

The hunting country spreads across a large part of Derbyshire and Staffordshire; from the north of Ashbourne down to Lichfield in the south, across to Derby in the east and Cannock Chase to the west.

The Autumn hunting season starts in September depending on harvest, when young hounds are introduced to hunting life by their more experienced friends. During this period both horses and hounds are being prepared for the opening of the season in late October.

The hounds hunt three days a week; Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

At all times the Meynell and South Staffordshire Hunt intends to hunt within the law, performing legal activities permitted within the restrictions of the Hunting Act 2004.

The Joint Masters and all who hunt are deeply grateful to everyone who allows them to cross their land, enabling them to enjoy the thrill of trying to follow hounds in one of the most demanding and exciting hunting countries in England.



  • Dates for your diary Sunday 30 August - 50 Bird Sporting Clay Shoot  Sunday 13 September - Pleasure Ride Cawarden Springs  Sunday 27 September - Team Chase Upper Booth Hay Farm    Wednesday 4 November - Autumn Bazaar, Uttoxeter Racecourse  Saturday 14 November - Early Season Ball, Tutbury  More information can be found from  Calendar/Events or Downloads
    Posted by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • Breaking news: lobby your MP to vote for hunting Urgent message from Barney White-Spunner, Executive Chairman - The Countryside Alliance:  It is reported that the Government will propose amendments to the Hunting Act, which would represent a significant improvement. The amendments would remove the arbitrary two dog limit in exempt hunting making it legal to flush and shoot foxes using packs of hounds. If the amendments are passed it would therefore be legal to manage foxes and some other wild mammals using packs of hounds. The requirement to take reasonable steps to shoot will, however, remain as it is.  The changes would represent a significant improvement for many farmers and hunts, whilst moving the law into line with Scotland.  We still believe that the Hunting Act needs to be ...
    Posted 8 Jul 2015, 14:23 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • Meynell and South Staffs Hunt Calendar Competition 2016 To any budding photographers, or anyone who has captured a moment with a smartphone, we are holding a competition for the photographs on next year's calendar. The photo can be of horses, hounds, wildlife, people or a beautiful view. As long as it was taken by you in the Meynell and South Staffs country then why not enter. We are looking for twelve images so get snapping! For for details of how to enter see the downloads page.  Entries will close 31st August 2015 so don't delay!
    Posted 6 Jul 2015, 12:38 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • Terrier and Lurcher Show photos All of the pics from the Terrier and Lurcher Show taken by Penny Fillingham are now online - link available on the downloads page.
    Posted 26 Jun 2015, 01:43 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • Lurcher qualifier Terrier and Lurcher and Fun Dog Show with Dog Agility Sunday, 21st June 2015  Lurcher Section:   Our Show is a Qualifier for the National Lurcher and Racing Club Grand Final Championship to be held at the Chatsworth Country Fair on Sunday, 6th September 2015.  For a schedule go to the Downloads page.  
    Posted 14 Jun 2015, 07:44 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
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