New Year's Day hunt near Ambleside attracts dozens

DOZENS of people rose early this morning to support the New Year’s Day hunt near Ambleside.

Around 80 people enjoyed bacon sandwiches and mulled wine before the event which set out from the Drunken Duck Inn at Barngates.

They were also treated to music from bagpipe player Rab Fairbairn, before huntsman Michael Nicholson and whip Michael Burton gathered around the fire.

They both sipped a glass of whiskey before the group set off with around 25 hounds.

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4:01pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Stick in the Mud says...

..... and dozens of people went for a walk on the hills, and dozens of people went fell running, and dozens of people went mountain biking, and dozens of people went jogging, and dozens of people went for a pint afterwards.
I don't expect you top report all these activities, so why do you chose to single out the 'hunt'.
..... and dozens of people went for a walk on the hills, and dozens of people went fell running, and dozens of people went mountain biking, and dozens of people went jogging, and dozens of people went for a pint afterwards. I don't expect you top report all these activities, so why do you chose to single out the 'hunt'. Stick in the Mud
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11:29am Wed 2 Jan 13

zaney5 says...

"They both sipped a glass of whiskey before the group set off with around 25 hounds."

Can you be charged with being under the influence and in charge of a horse?
"They both sipped a glass of whiskey before the group set off with around 25 hounds." Can you be charged with being under the influence and in charge of a horse? zaney5
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12:36pm Wed 2 Jan 13

oceancloud says...

Sorry zaney5, although I am not a hunt follower you need to get your facts right. The Coniston Foxhounds together with all the Lakeland packs do not hunt on horses they walk and I would guess that none of them are "toffs" neither but just local people who have done the same for "donkeys years"
Sorry zaney5, although I am not a hunt follower you need to get your facts right. The Coniston Foxhounds together with all the Lakeland packs do not hunt on horses they walk and I would guess that none of them are "toffs" neither but just local people who have done the same for "donkeys years" oceancloud
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1:29pm Wed 2 Jan 13

zaney5 says...

Did I mention anything about being "toffs"? No. Funnily enough, no one else did either. Your words.

As for getting my facts right.... well I asked a perfectly legitimate question. I wasn't aware that the hunt in question was undertaken on foot but my question still stands. CAN you be charged for being under in the influence and in charge of a horse?
Did I mention anything about being "toffs"? No. Funnily enough, no one else did either. Your words. As for getting my facts right.... well I asked a perfectly legitimate question. I wasn't aware that the hunt in question was undertaken on foot but my question still stands. CAN you be charged for being under in the influence and in charge of a horse? zaney5
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1:37pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Moonbase says...

zaney5 wrote:
Did I mention anything about being "toffs"? No. Funnily enough, no one else did either. Your words.

As for getting my facts right.... well I asked a perfectly legitimate question. I wasn't aware that the hunt in question was undertaken on foot but my question still stands. CAN you be charged for being under in the influence and in charge of a horse?
Ney !!!
[quote][p][bold]zaney5[/bold] wrote: Did I mention anything about being "toffs"? No. Funnily enough, no one else did either. Your words. As for getting my facts right.... well I asked a perfectly legitimate question. I wasn't aware that the hunt in question was undertaken on foot but my question still stands. CAN you be charged for being under in the influence and in charge of a horse?[/p][/quote]Ney !!! Moonbase
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7:56pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Reverend Mark says...

When I was a teenager living in Gloucester, a man called Ormond Eeles was prosecuted for being drunk in charge of a horse and for driving a carriage in the dark without lamps.

He lived in a house in Kingsholme Road that had a hanging sign giving his name and occupation as "licensed horse slaughterer".

I think you can still be charged with being drunk in charge of a horse on a highway but am willing to be corrected.
When I was a teenager living in Gloucester, a man called Ormond Eeles was prosecuted for being drunk in charge of a horse and for driving a carriage in the dark without lamps. He lived in a house in Kingsholme Road that had a hanging sign giving his name and occupation as "licensed horse slaughterer". I think you can still be charged with being drunk in charge of a horse on a highway but am willing to be corrected. Reverend Mark
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5:53am Fri 4 Jan 13

searcher21c says...

I believe you would have to be drunk enough to be incapable of "taking charge" of the horse but I could be wrong. You can also be arrested for being drunk as a pedestrian, or "in charge" of a bicycle or even a child.
I believe you would have to be drunk enough to be incapable of "taking charge" of the horse but I could be wrong. You can also be arrested for being drunk as a pedestrian, or "in charge" of a bicycle or even a child. searcher21c
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10:58am Fri 4 Jan 13

tom watson says...

I know it rains alot there but do you always have to be such kiljoys.
To some people the Hunt is a bit of fun and they enjoy it. Leave the poor buggers alone and get on with your sad lives.
I know it rains alot there but do you always have to be such kiljoys. To some people the Hunt is a bit of fun and they enjoy it. Leave the poor buggers alone and get on with your sad lives. tom watson
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5:02pm Fri 4 Jan 13

zaney5 says...

"I know it rains alot there but do you always have to be such kiljoys."

When it comes to hunting - yes.
"I know it rains alot there but do you always have to be such kiljoys." When it comes to hunting - yes. zaney5
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5:50pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Stick in the Mud says...

tom watson wrote:
I know it rains alot there but do you always have to be such kiljoys.
To some people the Hunt is a bit of fun and they enjoy it. Leave the poor buggers alone and get on with your sad lives.
"To some people killing foxes is a bit of fun and they enjoy it. Leave the poor buggers alone and let them get on with their sad lives."

There, fixed it for you.
[quote][p][bold]tom watson[/bold] wrote: I know it rains alot there but do you always have to be such kiljoys. To some people the Hunt is a bit of fun and they enjoy it. Leave the poor buggers alone and get on with your sad lives.[/p][/quote]"To some people killing foxes is a bit of fun and they enjoy it. Leave the poor buggers alone and let them get on with their sad lives." There, fixed it for you. Stick in the Mud
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10:53pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Moleskins says...

If one has my chickens I'll happily shoot it. Is that OK?
If one has my chickens I'll happily shoot it. Is that OK? Moleskins
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10:04am Sun 6 Jan 13

Stick in the Mud says...

This government would allow you to shoot anyone on benefits who came within 100 yards of your house whilst wearing a hoodie, so I guess a fox is OK.

Me, I'd put it down to experience, accept I'd been out-foxed by Reynard, and improve my chicken defences. But you, go ahead and trigger-happily shoot away.
This government would allow you to shoot anyone on benefits who came within 100 yards of your house whilst wearing a hoodie, so I guess a fox is OK. Me, I'd put it down to experience, accept I'd been out-foxed by Reynard, and improve my chicken defences. But you, go ahead and trigger-happily shoot away. Stick in the Mud
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11:35am Sun 6 Jan 13

tom watson says...

Upset you sad arses did I, I don't think the law allows you to go out and 'hunt' foxes anymore. You let that through with alot of weak kneed laws, no wonder I got out years ago.
Upset you sad arses did I, I don't think the law allows you to go out and 'hunt' foxes anymore. You let that through with alot of weak kneed laws, no wonder I got out years ago. tom watson
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