The Coakham Bloodhounds are one of the oldest Bloodhound packs in the UK, and they hunt over a wide area in Kent and Sussex. They have been hunting "the cleanboot" (ie the unadulterated human scent left by a man or woman running ahead of the pack) since they were founded in the 1970s.

 

WHAT WE DO: A view 'from up front' is shown in the video  from the meet at the beautiful Folkington Manor in March 2022.  This video is a tribute to the late Nic Wheeler, MBH who passed away suddenly on Sunday 3rd April, as it shows him working his wonderful pack of hounds close up.   Many more videos and photos are available on the Coakham Bloodhounds Facebook Group.

Coakham Bloodhounds News

You have waited a long time, pondering the uncertain future of the Coakham Bloodhounds since Nic's tragic passing.  Countless meetings, a tremendous amount of thought, consideration and soul searching has gone into deciding whether we would dissolve or continue - and how. Meanwhile, an extremely dedicated team has been working in the background to keep the welfare of the hounds paramount. 

 

This evening the commitee voted to continue, with our new Huntsman, Ivan Massow.  Nic has left some very big shoes to fill but Ivan is not one to avoid a challenge. Please join us in welcoming him in his new role.

On Wednesday, June 22nd from 12.30 pm onwards,  The Coakham Bloodhounds would like to invite all of Nic Wheeler's friends and family to meet at Montague, Pevensey (the home of the St Huberts day meet) for light bites and drinks to celebrate Nic's life. 
 
The fabulous hounds will also be in attendance and will be awaiting your affection.?? The dress code is smart casual.
 
Please R.S.V.P by June 17th to coakhamride@gmail.com

Nic Wheeler MBH 1953 - 2022

It is with the most profound regret and sadness that, on behalf of the Masters and Committee of the Coakham Bloodhounds, we let you know that our Huntsman, Nic Wheeler, passed away peacefully and quickly on Sunday 3rd April, from natural causes.   It was fitting that he was doing what he loved - hunting with his wonderful hounds and riding a horse he bred himself.

Hunt Merchandise

To order Hunt Merchandise text Lisa Baker on 07940071349, message her on Facebook or look out for her at forthcoming rides/hunts and other CBH events.

The Coakham Bloodhounds are one of the oldest Bloodhound packs in the UK, and they hunt over a wide area in Kent and Sussex. They hunt "the cleanboot" (ie the unadulterated human scent left by a man or woman running ahead of the pack). Hunting with a pack of bloodhounds is one of the least artificial method of hunting organised quarry, and, whereas a fox will run freely, a human quarry can make more effective use of the increasingly urbanised countryside. The hounds hunt by scent alone, unlike many other breeds of hounds that hunt by sight.

First Time Out?

Read our First Time Out Guide to help make your first hunt with the Coakham Bloodhounds both enjoyable and safe. 

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