What is beagling?
Traditionally beagling is the hunting of the hare on foot with a pack of hounds.
Today we no longer pursue the hare or other wildlife. Trailing with beagles can successfully take place with trails being laid by humans at the beginning of the day and continuing to be laid throughout our activities.
This provides a simulation of the traditional sport without causing harm to wildlife.
Beagling is a sport for all irrespective of age. Hounds are followed on foot and followers can either watch the action from a suitable vantage point or move closer to the hounds. Standards of individual fitness therefore are not important. The weather can be unpredictable so it is advisable to dress appropriately for the terrain and likely conditions. We enjoy the countryside in the company of other like-minded people from all walks of life. We come to see hounds working and to get some fresh air and exercise; often on land to which we would not otherwise have access.
We only trail on land with the permission of the landowner, farmer and where appropriate, gamekeeper. Respect for the countryside and those who live and work in it is always our first priority.