The origins of this well know
n and prestigious pack of hounds can be traced back to the 17th 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.


  • MSSH Charity Rugby Match The Annual Hunt Charity rugby match - the Hunt’s finest Rugby Team once again takes on the equivalent from Howkins and Harrison, the popular Estate and Land Agents.  It will be played at The Melbourne Rugby Club Ground, Melbourne, Derbyshire (DE73 8DJ). Kick Off 2pm. The match is to raise funds for RABI (The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution) whilst also supporting the Hunt Supporters Club.  There will be a Licensed Bar & BBQ. Please come along and support the Meynell Team on what should be a fun afternoon!  For further information and details please contact Stephen Palmer – 07976 691968 or email here 
    Posted 28 Mar 2014 07:33 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • Roughing Off Party Saturday 29th March, 7.30pm til late at Old Hall, Dunstall, DE13 8BE by kind invitation of Mr & Mrs Simon ClarkeTickets £15 adults £7.50 children to include supper, dancing to Double KK disco, bar!Come and have a great evening to end the Season!For further details please contactWill: 07975 847890 Rachael: 07889 083194
    Posted 13 Mar 2014 13:37 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
  • Hunt Ball Photos Photos from the Meynell and South Staffs Hunt ball at Alrewas Hayes are now online from Nico Morgan - click here to see them.
    Posted 5 Mar 2014 12:43 by Anne-Marie Hutchinson
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