TRADITIONAL Boxing Day hunts will take place a day later than usual this year as hunts do not generally meet on Sundays.

It means some roads will be closed on Monday (December 27) as hunts meet in town centres across Herefordshire.

In Ledbury, High Street will be closed from 10.15am and 11.15am as the hunt gathers, with New Street also closing at 11am.

The Ross Harriers will meet in Ross-on-Wye town centre at around 11am, with Broad Street shut from 10.30am until 11.45pm.


In Kington, the Radnorshire and West Herefordshire Hunt will meet in the Mill Street area at 11am, with the road closed between 10.30am and 11.45pm.

And finally in Bromyard, where the Clifton-on-Teme Hunt meets, The Square and Twyning Street will be shut from 12.30am until midday, with hounds, riders and horses meeting at 11am.

Hunts are still legal in England and Wales providing a scent trail is used.

But The National Trust, Natural Resources Wales and Malvern Hills Trust have banned trail hunting from their land over recent months amid concerns over law-breaking.