Category National Trust

There’s no rest for hunt sabs

The fox hunting season may well be coming to a close but we are about to enter the sixth year of badger culling here in Somerset later this year, so there is still plenty of work to do. At the weekend ‘The Quantock’ (now missing the word Staghounds) was to host their annual point to […]

Hit report: 10/03/18 – Trespass, blocked setts and assault on the Quantock Hills.

West Somerset Vale Hunt meet – Park Farm, Nether Stowey. Quantock Hills Together with a welcome visit of sabs from Devon County Hunt Saboteurs, we spent a very long day with the West Somerset Vale Hunt. It may well have also been retiring Hunt Master Mike Weir’s last outing too and thus his last chance […]

National Trust Protest & an update on the hounds killed on the A303

On Sunday 25th February, a couple of our members joined other wonderful people and NT Members at Fyne Court, Broomfield to protest against the continuation of illegal hunting on National Trust land (under the pretence of trail hunting). The protest was organised by National Distrust and backed by LACS, and was one of many across […]

17/02/18 WSVH at Triscombe Stone – Quantock Hills

It had been a while so we thought we would pay a visit to the West Somerset Vale Hunt. Special thanks goes to the “gentleman” who allowed us to park at Triscombe Stone in the public car park and due to his generosity we are all allowed to enjoy the freedom to walk on the […]

A recap of the season 2017-2018…so far

It’s been a busy year, again. Sett-surveying  – Outside of the hunting season we are active across West Somerset sett-surveying, monitoring old setts and logging new ones. It’s something we do all year round now, sadly, with 2018 being no exception. Two weeks ago we placed a trail camera at a sett that had been […]

26/12/16 – Minehead Harriers

Boxing Day 2016 and rather than do what we would have preferred (stay home with our families and friends enjoying festivities) we couldn’t, knowing that 250 + hunts across the country would be out looking for foxes and other animals to kill. So we went to see the Minehead Harriers who were found at the […]

26/11/16 -Minehead Harriers

An interesting day out in West Somerset on the Holnicote Estate to visit the Minehead Harriers, just to see if they were abiding by their code of conduct. The evidence suggests not quite, as we were heading towards the sound of the hounds in cry above Hawkcombe Ridge, a fox broke heading straight for us….worst […]