Our private Hawk Walks are an introduction to the ancient art of Falconry, taking place outdoors on the beautiful Newton Park Estate situated in The Duchy of Cornwall's 17th century village of Newton St Loe. See below for full description.Important information to be aware of before booking:
- Maximum of six participants - contact us for larger groups
- Please only select one ticket
- No children under 7 participating or spectating
- No dogs
- If you would like to book both the Hawk Walk and Owl Encounter back to back on the same day, contact us directly.
Guided by an experienced member of our team, you can enjoy the thrill of having a trained Harris' Hawk fly to your glove using easy-to-use techniques.
When you arrive at our Centre in Newton St Loe, you’ll be greeted by one of our experienced falconers who'll take you through a short Health and Safety briefing to ensure your experience is rewarding, safe and enjoyable. When we arrive at one of our flying locations, you'll be given a demonstration of how to stand and how to call the Hawk to you safely. The rest is up to you and we'll encourage you to enjoy yourself as much as possible.
The whole experience lasts up to an hour, and during the time we'll explain the bird's flying and hunting techniques and answer any questions you may have. Important information:
\\\\\\\\- Once you arrive at West of England Falconry you will be asked to fill out a disclaimer form for Health and Safety reasons. You can find a copy of this on our website: www.westofenglandfalconry.org.uk, or we will provide you with one on your arrival.
\\\\\\\\- Equipment: We will provide you with the specialist equipment required to handle our birds, however we would strongly encourage you to wear clothing and footwear suitable for a woodland/field walk and bring a long-sleeved top. Birds of Prey are not pets, please do not attempt to stroke or touch any of our birds during your experience. During your Hawk Walk, you will be feeding the bird raw meat. We do provide vinyl gloves if you require them. Every participant must wash their hands at our facilities after their Hawk Walk.
\\\\\\\\- Extreme weather: Hawk Walks can be booked throughout the year, however in extreme weather conditions or circumstances beyond our control we reserve the right reschedule your experience.
\\\\\\\\- Cancellations: In the event that we have to cancel or reschedule your Hawk Walk for reasons mentioned above, we will be in contact with you as soon as we know.
\\\\\\\\- Payments: All payments are taken on the day of the experience. We accept cash and most card types.
\\\\\\\\- Access and mobility considerations: Newton Park estate offers us a choice of flying locations, which all involve a short walk. If you or a member of your group has mobility limitations, please discuss your requirements with us before booking.
\\\\\\\\- Children welcome: Our Hawk Walks are a fascinating learning experience for children and we welcome family groups. The minimum age limit for partaking in all experiences is seven. The minimum age for unaccompanied young people is 18.
\\\\\\\\- Spectators: you are most welcome to bring up to two spectators with you, at a cost of £10 per spectator.
\\\\\\\\- Photography: You are welcome to take photos and videos during your Hawk Walk and we appreciate the opportunity take our own photos and videos for promotional and publicity purposes (including publication on Social Media). Please be sure to answer the photographic permission question on our Risk Assessment and Disclaimer Form when you arrive.