Dear Member,

I hope you are keeping well.  2021 has been an unusual year worldwide and unfortunately we were unable to hold some of the events we had planned.  However, four training days and one Safari Working Test were able to take place and we wish to thank everybody who supported us and in particular, the judges at the Safari Working Test; the trainers at the training days and to all who helped organising the training days and Safari Working Test. 


All being well and Covid-19 not interfering with our plans, this letter is to inform you of suggested/proposed dates for United Retriever Club (Northern Area) events for 2022.  Providing things are able to proceed, a further letter with entry forms, etc., will be sent to you, early in 2022. 



Sun.     6th February    -           URC(N) Annual General Meeting at Wheatsheaf Brigsteer, Nr. Kendal

Sat.      12th March      -           1st  Training at Lazonby (Trainer – Gary Collier)

Sat.      26th March      -           2nd Training at Meols Hall (Trainer – Carole Clarke)

Sat.      9th April          -           3rd Training at Winster (Trainer Gary Collier)

Sun.     8th May            -           URC(N) Safari Working Test at Lazonby  Download Entry Form

Sat.      14th May          -           4th Training at Lazonby (Trainer – Gary Collier)

Sun.     22nd May        -           URC(N) Safari Working Test at Meols Hall   Download Entry Form

(Choose Team for URC Inter Area Working Test Finals for Open Dogs)

Sat.      4th June            -           5th Training at Lazonby (Trainer – Gary Collier)

Sat.      18th June          -           6th Training at Meols Hall (Trainer - Gary Collier) *CANCELLED*

Sun.     26th June          -           URC Inter Area Working Test Finals for Open Dogs at Winster -

(Hosted by United Retriever Club (Northern Area)

Sat.      9th July            -           7th Training at Winster (Trainer – Gary Collier)

Sat.      16th July          -           8th Training at Meols Haĺl (Trainer Carole Clarke) *CANCELLED*


In advance, The following times for Puppy, Novice and Open Classes apply on all the Training Days:

10.00 am until 11.30 am Puppy - Maximum Number 15

11.30 am until  1.30 pm  Novice - Maximum Number 14

2.00 pm until  4.00 pm  Open - Maximum Number 14


 Times for the Safari Working Tests will be as follows:


Puppies   9.00 am               for 9.30 am

Novice    9.00 am               To follow immediately after Puppies

Open     12.30 pm               for 1.00 pm


It is hoped that the events during 2022, as listed above, will be able to take place.  If you have any doubts, contact Penny Aubrey (as above).  Please note, it is possible that some venues and dates will be changed.  A final copy of dates of events and their locations will be sent to you early in 2022.


Take care, keep safe and best wishes



Mrs P M Aubrey (Penny)

General Secretary URC(N)



 Lazonby, Near Penrith, Cumbria, CA4 9TU

From Carlisle M6 to J42.  Take A6 towards Penrith, Approximately 1 mile past Barrons Caravan centre, turn left towards Lazonby.  After about ½ to 1 mile, at bottom of hill, (Near red barn in field on your right), Turn left and follow this road to T Junction (passing along this road on the way, the Low Plains Quarry and Eden Valley Mineral Water Company).  After following this road, turn right, drive 200 yards – URC signs to gate in wall on right.


From Penrith  A6 – Carlisle Turn right ½ mile past DEFRA Laboratory towards Lazonby.  Then follow directions as above. 

Contact Mobile Phone Numbers:

Nick Aubrey (07730 314503) Penny Aubrey (07793 608075),


 2     MEOLS HALL  

Meols Hall, Churchtown, Southport, PR9 7NP

From A565 turn Left at roundabout on outskirts of Southport.  Through Crossens, over bridge, 200 yards on Left, turn into Blundells Lane (beside bus stop).  Follow signs to venue approximately 500 yards.

Contact Mobile Phone Numbers:       

Phil Burrows 07746 072087, Nick Aubrey (07730 314503), Penny Aubrey (07793 608075)



Winster Near - Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria LA23 3PF

From M6 Junction 36 follow A590 towards Barrow-in-Furness.  After approximately 2 miles, take first turn you reach (on left).  Drive down to roundabout and take first exit (road is still called A590).  After about 1 mile, there is a Green Road Side sign on the left which reads "BOWNESS WINDERMERE A5074", for approximately 7 miles to Winster Village.  100 metres after the Winster sign, the Brown Horse (Pub) (LA23 3NR) is on the right, URC signs on left.  If there are no signs take the first left after approximately three quarters of a mile.  Follow that road to the T Junction and there, turn left.  Approximately half a mile, turn left (small sign Ghyll Head).  Follow that road (passing lake on your right), then take first left and drive over cattle grid.

Contact Mobile Phone Numbers:

Nick Aubrey (07730 314503), Penny Aubrey (07793 608075)