The Belvoir Hunt is a fox hunt based in Leicestershire, England. It is one of the oldest and most famous hunts in the country, with a history dating back to the 17th century. The hunt is more correctly known as The Duke of Rutland’s hounds.
The Belvoir Hunt covers an area of over 1,000 square miles in Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, and Rutland. The hunt season runs from November to March, and during this time the hounds and riders follow a scent trail across the countryside. The hunt is often accompanied by a large number of spectators, who watch from the sidelines as the mounted followers jump hedges and fences.
The Belvoir Hunt has been the subject of much controversy in recent years, due to its association with fox hunting. Fox hunting is a controversial activity. The Belvoir Hunt has been targeted by animal rights activists, who have carried out protests against the hunt.
Despite the controversy, the Belvoir Hunt remains a popular activity in the countryside. The hunt is seen by many as a symbol of traditional rural life, and it continues to attract a large number of followers.
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