Cross country dog racing over scenic countryside.
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear.
Title: "O'ER HILL & DALE. First pictures of 'a Hound Trial' - almost as popular as horse racing in the North of England".
C/U of two beagles straining at their leads. M/S of several beagles on leads - they sniff around the ground, wagging their tails excitedly.
L/S of a crowd of people standing on one side of a field, a boy runs past dragging what appears to be a piece of meat on string, all at once a dozen or so beagles are released from the crowd, they run towards the camera.
Intertitle: "The dogs find and follow an aniseed trail for 10 miles and cover the course in under half an hour!"
M/S of several dogs sniffing around bushes and a dry stone wall before clambering over a ditch. L/S of several dogs chasing across a picturesque meadow. M/S of a group of dog owners calling encouragement to their animals - one woman seems particularly enthusiastic; she waves her arms and shouts. L/S of the dogs coming down a steep hill.