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Keep an eye on for our constantly updated regional and national events listing. The listing includes race days, country shows, hound shows and social events across the country. If you have an event you would like listed please email it to:

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Bangor on Dee Race Day and silent auction - 12th April

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

The Countryside Alliance Race Day will be held at Bangor on Dee on Saturday 12th April. Tickets for members are only £37 and include entry to the course, private room and garden for the day, race card and a BBQ lunch. The private room also has a cash bar. Support our jockeys in the Race for Repeal and have a go at the Silent Auction. There is still time to donate items, contact Rachel on 07825 337978 for all your race day bookings and queries. Read on for silent auction lots which include a day with the Kilkenny Foxhounds, a day with the Beaufort and a selection of Countryside Alliance Award winning Rhug Organic Welsh meat.

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Welsh Rural Oscars Champs are announced at Cardiff Bay

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

The Countryside Alliance Awards (aka “Rural Oscars”) were presented to the cream of Welsh rural enterprise at The Senedd, on Tuesday 25th March, propelling the winners across four categories into the UK & Northern Ireland final. The Awards are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of rural produce, skills, enterprise and heritage through our small hard-working businesses. 

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Rugby legend supports angling in Wales at Assembly event

Friday, 17 January 2014

Countryside Alliance Director for Wales Rachel Evans writes: "Through my involvement with “Sustainable Access Campaign Cymru” I organised an angling exhibition with the support of Tony Rees and Angling Cymru at the Senedd on Wednesday 15th January. The purpose was to highlight all that angling brings to Wales in terms of finance, education and health and wellbeing.  Being a rugby fan, I was delighted to welcome one of Wales’s legendary rugby players, Gareth Edwards. Gareth was there to show his support for angling and spent the day meeting Assembly Members and fellow anglers.

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Introducing the Rural Oscars finalists for Wales in 2013

Friday, 6 December 2013

The finalists for Wales in the 2013 Countryside Alliance Awards (aka the Rural Oscars) have been announced, with top businesses now vying for a title and the chance to go forward torepresent Wales at the British Final. The Awards are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of rural produce, skills, enterprise and heritage through our small hard-working businesses. They are now in their ninth year and have become the definitive rural business award to win. They run across four categories: Local Food; Village Shop/ Post Office; Butcher and Start-up. Wales’ finalists are listed below, selected from the thousands of nominations received. Each finalist business will be invited to the Welsh final, to be held at the Senedd next March, to hear who will take the winners’ plaques and advance to the British final.

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Access Cymru - Welsh groups unite for sustainable access

Friday, 22 November 2013

Welsh farmers, landowners and anglers have joined the Countryside Alliance and other groups to launch a campaign for locally-managed access to the Welsh countryside and rivers. The coalition is responding to an on-going consultation on access to the countryside by the Welsh Government.

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TV chef Dudley Newbury hosts 'Game-to-Eat' night

Monday, 18 November 2013

The Countryside Alliance is holding a Game-to-Eat night for Assembly Members (AMs) at The Pierhead, Cardiff Bay on Tuesday, 26 November as part of its promotion for increasing the popularity of game.
Sponsored by a cross-party group of AMs, to include the deputy presiding officer David Melding, Llyr Gruffydd, William Powell, and Joyce Watson, the politicians will have the opportunity to pick up some great cooking tips and enjoy a feast of game canapés in the company of Wales’ finest chefs and hoteliers from across the principality.
S4C chef Dudley Newbury will host the cooking demonstration and is supported by the resident team, Charlton House Caterers, who will be preparing a feast of delicious game canapés throughout the night.

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Ffos Las Countryside Race Day - 13th October 2013

Friday, 27 September 2013

Ffos Las Countryside Race Day - 13th October 2013 - doors are open for the Race for Repeal and Luncheon tickets! READ ON FOR SILENT AUCTION LOTS!!Tickets are now available for the three course lunch in the Alliance marquee. £52 per person (yes, slightly cheaper than last year after tough negotiations!) to include entry to the course, your three course meal, race card and access to the marquee for the day with tote betting and TV coverage of the racing. Situated on the edge of the paddock the CA marquee fills up with regulars year after year – so don’t delay – book your tickets today! Read on for the Race for Repeal jockeys and the chance to sponsor their efforts!

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Outdoor tourism survey ignores fishing and shooting

Friday, 13 September 2013

The views of people involved in fishing, game shooting and stalking are being ignored by Visit Wales’ outdoor activity tourism survey, the Countryside Alliance and Angling Trust claim.
The survey is part of a review of access rights to land and rivers being undertaken by the Welsh Government which could see increased access for canoeists – a move that would affect anglers’ sport considerably.
However despite specific sections of the questionnaire asking the views of rock climbers, kayakers, surfers, cyclists, cavers and many more, there is no area on the survey for the comments of those involved in country pursuits.

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Flooding advice and how to help flood-hit farmers

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

We bring you advice to help support the flooded-out farmers in the West of England.

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