• Hay-Day Walks

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    Discover more about Cumbria's upland hay meadows and the work being done to restore them on the Hay-Day walks.

    Hay-Day Walks

  • Protecting Wildlife For The Future

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    Help Cumbria Wildlife Trust conserve the wildlife and wild places of Cumbria for the future.

    Join now

Hunting pursuits

Hunting pursuits

Hunting has been practised in Cumbria and throughout Britain for hundreds of years and the High Fell contributors have memories of a range of hunting activities that were once common practise in Cumbria - from otter hound hunts, to hare coursing and hunting fox with hounds.
Nowadays shooting can form an important part of the rural economy and, if managed properly, can help maintain important habitats for wildlife. However hunting is controversial and hunting with dogs (including hunting for fox, deer, mink and hare coursing) was banned in England and Wales by the Hunting Act 2004.