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

PRE-SEASON HUNTING STARTS
SUNDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER 2022

at Underriver House Road, Underriver, near Sevenoaks, Kent

by kind permission of the Owlett Family

 

Time: Please be mounted and ready at 9am

Postcode: TN15 0SJ
What3words: tricks.melt.lower

 

This will be a very steady day and will be an ideal opportunity to try hunting behind bloodhounds for the first time. If you are a newcomer/first-timer we will make you very welcome.

 

Presently, the generosity of our hosts and the going means we do not have to limit our field, but you must book in by emailing coakhambooking@gmail.com - bookings are open now. The cap is £30.00.

 

We will need a signed disclaimer - please find this on the Subs page.

 

Our dress code until the Opening Meet is “Ratcatcher” being a tweed jacket with a tie or coloured hunting stock. Please attend with clean and correct dress and tack.

 

We would love you to join us for a glass of fizz or two, together with hot and cold nibbles, after hunting. We actively encourage people to attend to discuss the day and get to know people.

Puppy Show & Quarry Picnic/BBQ

 

Free for all to attend but please book so we know who to expect.
Book your free ticket: https://coakhambooking.co.uk

 

PLUS the Puppy Show Auction!

Who wants to be Field Master at a meet of your choice? 

In order to raise money for vets bills and hound welfare, we have decided to auction off a day's field mastering preceded by full tutorial and ‘country walk’ (walking the course) by the master usually responsible.   

 

If you can’t attend on the 20th, but would like to bid, please let us know.

25th Anniversary Coakham Bloodhounds
Charity Ride & Walk 
 
Booking is now open for the 25th Anniversary Coakham Bloodhounds Charity Ride & Walk at Montague farm on the beautiful Pevensey marshes.
  • Long and short routes
  • Optional jumping
  • Gin & Frolic bars (halfway house refreshments)

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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