The Cranwell Bloodhounds

The Cranwell Bloodhounds were formed in 1992 by Joint masters the late Philip Broughton and his wife Wendy, with a view to providing a day in the countryside that everyone could enjoy. Bloodhounds hunt the "clean boot" meaning that they hunt the natural scent of man i.e. a cross country runner. To do this, hounds are given an article of clothing to smell or the quarry will greet the hounds at the meet, thus giving the hounds ample time to get used to their scent.The quarry is given approximately 20 minutes head start prior to each of the three or four lines which are hunted in a day. No artificial scent is used, just the natural smell of the quarry. The speed of the hunt may be determined by the terrain and atmospheric conditions i.e weather. This private pack of Bloodhounds enjoys around 20 days hunting in a season (from September to March). 


Thank you to everyone who has worked with us during the Covid pandemic to enable us to keep going under all of the rules and restrictions, in the safest way possible.

We are hoping that on Monday 19th July,  Boris will be lifting restrictions, if this happens  you will  no longer be require to use a booking in form and we can revert to our previous policy of taking the CAP on the day.

It is still necessary to complete a Disclaimer before joining us for your first time each Season. Therefore anyone who has not completed a 2021/22 Season Disclaimer since March 2021 must email the Honorary Secretary at [email protected] prior to attending.

A new system of Disclaimer Numbering has been implemented and therefore if you think you have completed a Disclaimer since March, please send me an email and I will provide you with your Disclaimer number for this Season.

ON THE DAY, We would ask that the correct, CAP is placed in an envelope with your name and Disclamer number on the front. At each Meet, the allocated person for collecting the CAP will be identifiable by the wearing of an ORANGE armband. This person may be on foot or mounted, so please, on arrival seek out that person to pay.

If you still wish to pay by Bank Transfer, that is fine, just email [email protected] prior to the outing to advise me. 

If you have completed a Disclaimer since March 17th 2021, then please contact the Honorary Secretary for your Disclaimer Number. 

Thank you on behalf of Wendy and Ben and the CBH Team


During a hunt meet if you have to leave the field for any reason, please try your best to let the FieldMaster know that you are leaving and follow any instructions you are given to return directly to the boxes. DO NOT go for a hack around the area!!! Our lines are set by the runner and there is a very good chance that you will interfere with the hounds doing their job or worse still get in the way of the hounds and field whilst they are running a line. 

Thank you for your co-operation.



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