Isle of Wight Bloodhounds meet on New Year’s Day

The annual Isle of Wight Bloodhounds meet took place on New Year’s Day.

Starting from Godshill, the pack welcomed more than forty participants of all ages from hunt masters to children.

There was also a good turnout of members of the public keen to see the distinctive dogs.

A spokesman said the hounds had had a good day and hunted well with the field enjoying a variety of jumps alongside the route.

The hounds do not hunt foxes, even if their lumbering gait was equipped to do so, but instead they follow a trail laid by a human quarry.

The spokesman said they had a fantastic day and wanted to thank all the local landowners for allowing them to use the land.