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THE COUNTRY

 
 

The country lies in Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset between Wylye, Fovant, Shaftesbury, Shepton Mallet, Bath and Westbury.

Part of its attraction is that the landscape is very varied. There are two grass vales: the Knoyle Vale, mostly in Dorset; and the Witham Vale in Somerset. North of the A303 and south of the A30 is downland country, and there are three large woodland areas: Great Ridge north of the A303; Fonthill Abbey Woods; and Bradley Woods near Maiden Bradley.

 

The country is very well fenced throughout, with hedges and timber in the Vale country and timber elsewhere. There are also plenty of options for non-jumpers.

Hounds meet on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. A normal mounted field on a Saturday would consist of around 50 riders and during the week around 20.