Minimum Age Requirement is 16 Years.
This half day experience is the ideal gift for lovers of birds and the countryside. You can enjoy the pleasure of flying one of our hawks in a natural environment. You will be greeted on arrival and taken for tea or coffee. You will then be introduced to your falconer who will give you a brief safety talk. When ready you will be introduced to the bird that you will be taking on the walk. Then you will be given basic instructions on how to handle the bird and how to entice it back to the glove. Your walk will then commence with a leisurely stroll in the local countryside watching the bird do what comes naturally. This may include chasing prey and watching the thrill and speed of the hunt. On returning to the centre you will have a photo taken of you holding the bird you had your experience with.
What to wear:
We recommend that you wear suitable clothing dependent on the weather and time of year. Long trousers are best as there are many brambles and stinging nettles along the paths that we walk. Jeans are probably best but any comfortable walking trousers will do. On your feet we recommend wellies or walking boots, trainers will do but just remember if it has been raining it can get very muddy.
A walk in the countryside with a bird of prey is a thrilling and breath taking experience. If you suffer from any conditions or illnesses that may affect your walk please let us know in advance. If you continue with the walk and an incident occurs the Raptor Foundation will not accept responsibility for the incident.
Hawk Walks are not suitable for wheel chair users although we can offer alternative experiences such as Meet The Birds and Falconry Experience Day.
All experience days must be taken on day booked unless due to exceptional circumstances or cancelled by the Raptor Foundation due to bad weather.
Price: £40 (All of our experience days are on a one to one with a trained falconer and one free guest can accompany you) Gift vouchers available.