January 11, 2009
Hunt and hounds visit Burnham-On-Sea
beach during cold snap
were the unusual scenes next to Burnham-On-Sea's lighthouse on
(January 10th) when a local hunting group exercised its hounds
on the beach.
40 dogs from the Mendip Hunt ran along the sands, instead of their
normal hunting area, due to the icy weather.
Master Richard Standing explained to Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The
ground was frozen so hard that the hounds would have cut their
feet, so we took them down to Brean and ran them along the beach
up to Burnham. It attracted a lot of interest from walkers."