Learn all about the art of falconry on a full day at the falconry centre, finding out all about the birds. Start with a tour, meet eagles, Harris hawks, falcons and owls and learn what is what. Then get expert tuition in the art of falconry, with time to handle the birds so that you get comfortable with them and they can get comfortable with you. Depending on the time of year: during the game season from September to February, take the birds out into the hills hunting for live quarry. Between March and August, go for a 'hawk walk' with the birds, flying them but not hunting (you can always choose this option in the hunting season if you'd rather not hunt). Lunch is included.
- A day at a falconry centre meeting Britain's top predators
- Learn about the history of falconry and the different types of birds
- Get comfortable handling different species
- Fly birds of prey to glove - there's nothing else like it
- Availability Description
Seven days a week throughout the year. The venue is closed on Christmas Day. Dates fill up quickly, so book at least four weeks in advance, or even earlier for summer weekend dates.
- Participant Guidelines
Minimum age is 14.
Please call the venue for a weather check before setting out. If your experience is cancelled because of bad weather it will be re-booked for an alternative date.
Your experience will last for around seven and a half hours.
- Numbers on the Day
There will be up to eight people taking part.
- Dress Code
Dress for the outdoors and wear sturdy wellies or walking boots. Bring a change of clothes if the weather is very wet. If you have a camera or a pair of binoculars, bring them along.
- Other Info
Please note that dogs are not permitted on-site. Afternoon activities differ due to game season laws, and game hunting only takes place from September to the last day of February.