Eskdale and Ennerdale Foxhounds

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Contact Details

Primary Contact E. Porter 01946 723295
Prefered Contact E. Porter 01946 723295
Website TBC

Hunt Details

Hunt Type: Foxhounds
Hound Breed: Fell hounds
Hunt Quarry: TBC
Areas: Cumbria
Kennel Address: Contact E. Porter 01946 723295
Counties: Cumbria
Primary Country: England
Secondary Country: TBC


Name:W E Porter
Start Year:1979
Address:Sword House, Eskdale, Holmrook, Cumbria CA19 1TT Tel: 01946 723295
Name:D. Porter
Start Year:2016
Address:Sword House, Eskdale, Holmbrook, Cumbria CA19 1TT Tel: 01946 723295 Mob: 07704 282373. Email:

Former Master(s)

Name:Thomas Dobson, 1857-1910 William C Porter, 1910-52 John W Porter, 1953-91
Start Year:N/A
End Year:N/A


Name:George Wilkinson
Start Year:2016
End Year:N/A

Former Huntsmen

Name:W. E. Porter MFH, 1963-2016
Start Year:N/A
End Year:N/A

Kennel Huntsmen





Name:A. Porter
Start Year:2017
End Year:N/A
Address:3 Foxfield Rd, Broughton in Furness, Cumbria, LA20 6EZ Tel: 01229 715211 Mob: 07936 082763 Email:




Name:Mr & Mrs P Gordon-Duff-Pennington
Start Year:1976
End Year:N/A
Address:Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass, Cumbria CA18 1RQ

Other Roles

Role:No Additonal Roles

Other Previous Roles

Name:E. Porter MFH
Start Year:2016
End Year:2017
Name:W E Rawling
Start Year:1997
End Year:2018

Other Information

Affiliations: Central Committee of Fell Packs
Subscription: Voluntary.
Meet: Four days per week at 9.30 am.
Season: Season
Uniform: hunt tie
Other Notes: TBC

History of the Hunt

Start Year: 1884
End Year: N/A
History: The first record of hounds in this area is in 1785. In the mid-19th century, there were three packs hunting the country. One of them was Tommy Dobson, a bobbin maker, who was paid by farmers to visit their farms to cull the foxes. By 1857, he was able to devote himself entirely to hunting and he hunted hounds himself for nearly 50 more years. He was paid 10s 6d for each fox brush produced to the Ennerdale Court Leet. The Wasdale pack seems to have been absorbed in the 1880s and the Ennerdale about ten years later. In 1884 the hunt became a subscription pack. Tommy Dobson died in 1910 (at Little Langdale where the hounds were meeting). He left the hounds to Willie Porter, who had already been hunting them for some years. Since then, the Mastership has passed from father to son, with each generation acting as whipper-in and/or huntsman to the generation before. In 143 years, the pack has had only four Masters/huntsmen and one huntsman, Art Irving, 1944-62.

Hunt Country

Hunt Country: The country, which lies in West Cumbria, extends, roughly speaking from Ennerdale (north) to Coniston (south), and from Langdale (east) to Black Combe (west). The terrain consists of Lakeland fells. Adjoining Hunts: Melbreak, Blencathra and Coniston Foxhounds, and Black Combe Beagles. Best centres: Eskdale, Wasdale, Langdale, Bootle, Ennerdale and Broughton-in-Furness.


Last Updated: 2023-02-05 09:57:44
Reason for update: N/A
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