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There is a proud tradition of hunting in the Lake District, and for good reason: those ominous crags and wooded valleys below have hosted some of the most exciting hunts in history. This is the home of John Peel, of such famous hunts as the Blencathra, the Melbreak, the Cumberland and the Eskdale & Ennerdale. The people of Cumberland have hunted the fox, the hare, the otter, the polecat and the pinemarten. They have done so with footpacks, with mounted packs, with famous foxhounds, beagles and terriers. The Fells, the Lakes, the woods and the village inns have all played their part in some of the most memorable accounts which are recorded here. The hunting holidays and the shepherds meets, the highs and lows of the various packs and the best hunting songs associated with them are celebrated here.
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Both informative and engaging. Couples a history of the sport and the famous packs with gripping tales of hunts for the fox, hare and otter in the dramatic and often hostile landscape. --Shooting Times
Celebrates the history, the characters, the various packs, traditional inns where the hunts met, the most tenacius hounds and terriers and the best old hunting songs of the Lake District. --Lancashire Life
Sean s informative and well-written book covers the world of hunting in great detail and in a language that is easy to understand, especially for those who are new to this Lakeland sport. --The Keswick Reminder
SeŠn Frain writes regularly for The Countrymans Weekly. He is the author of several books including The Lakeland Terrier, The Patterdale Terrier and The White Fox of Withersrush Moor. Married and living in Lancashire, he has been involved in country pursuits or over 30 years.
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Book Description Merlin Unwin Books, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1906122237