Atherstone Hunt

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The Atherstone Hunt was a United Kingdom foxhound pack,[1] with a hunting area of around 400 square miles (1,000 km2) within Warwickshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire.[1][2][3]


The Atherstone was established in 1815 in Witherley, and known as the Atherstone hounds.[1] Between 1930 and 1950 the hunt was divided into North and South countries, but these were then reunited.[1][4]


The hunt country lies within Warwickshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire,[1] with major centres including Atherstone, Nuneaton, Coventry and Rugby. It adjoins the country of the Quorn.


The hunt hosts its annual point-to-point event at Clifton-upon-Dunsmore,[5][6] with proceeds going back to the hunt.

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  1. ^ a b c d e "Atherstone Hunt". Master of Foxhounds Association. Retrieved 9 September 2009.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Hunting countries of UK and Ireland". BBC News. 16 September 1999.
  3. ^ "About Us". Atherstone Hunt.
  4. ^ "Written evidence: Atherstone Hunt". Burns Inquiry.
  5. ^ Taylor, Graham. "Atherstone 2009". Jumping 4 Fun.
  6. ^ "Atherstone Point to Point". Archived from the original on 16 May 2008.