The East Kent Hunt with West Street is a recognised Hunt and belongs to the Masters of Foxhounds Association, the organisation that governs and administersand regulates hunting within the UK. .
The Masters and Hunt Staff will arrange hunting within the law so trails are laid and photographed or filmed each day.
Hunting takes place between September and March with Autumn Hunting running from early September to the end of October. Our Opening Meet is usually the first Saturday in November and the season carries through to the end of March.
It is impossible to hunt without the permission of landowners, farmers, keepers, shoot captains, the MOD and Forestry Commission. We are immensely grateful to our wonderful landowneres and farmers who welcome us onto their land.
Hunting is a great way to explore the countryside. We often cross land that is not open to the public and much of our country is classified as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We have a varied terrain, from woodlands to marshlands, with jumping on occasions, but for those who prefer not to follow the most direct line, there are always experienced non-jumping members of the field who know alternative routes.
Our aim is to keep safe, have fun and enjoy watching hounds work while always staying within the law.