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Bespoke falconry experience days

Available September to March (Our full day is specifically aimed at those who are fascinated by the natural world and want to witness traditional falconry and the everyday life of a raptor on your own private hunting session)

Witness our Bonelli's Eagle and Harris' Hawk working alongside our German Shorthaired Pointer and Ferrets...

Tailored to your interests and specific requirements, our Bespoke Falconry Experience days are second to none and offer the chance to participate in the most ancient field sport: Falconry.

We believe that falconry requires a time commitment and dedication that most people cannot combine with a modern lifestyle. We therefore offer you the opportunity to enjoy the essence of falconry – hunting flights of the highest calibre carried out in accordance with the sport’s best traditions.

We have access to over 200,000 acres of land.  Clients will be collected at a designated meeting point by Land Rover and taken to one of our hawking grounds; depending on the location it may entail a little off road driving. You will witness our Bonnelli's Eagle and Harris' Hawk, German shorthaired pointer, ferrets and humans working in unity, become one with nature and see the world through a hawk’s eyes. An adventure you will never forget.

A variety of options as to terrain, quarry and hawks and eagle flown can be selected from, or you might prefer a mixed day to maximise your experience. We offer lowland hawking in South Staffordshire and hill hawking in the Shropshire Hills, where you will witness high soaring flights.

Why not experience a range of flight strategies on our mixed day?  Enjoy the rigours of the hills with our eagle in the morning, before breaking for lunch in the field, relaxing alongside the team enjoying the beautiful views.  Then in the afternoon, experience a hawk following on in woodland and open fields.

We try and replicate their natural flying style, we do this by allowing them freedom to follow on (using us as their hunting team)  An encounter you will never forget.  Finally, watch the winter sun disappear behind rolling hills, face aglow after a day on the hills, whilst feeling the power and tenacity of our Bonelli's Eagle as he finishes his meal on your glove, with memories of an unforgettable experience.

For clients less able to meet the rigours of a demanding day on the hills, a more relaxed form of hawking using ferrets on low ground farmland might be a better option, or why not combine this with some mixed hawking at a range of quarry species, concluding the day watching our hawks and eagle soaring the hills at over 300ft.  Any quarry caught can be prepared for you to take home for the pot with some mouth-watering recipe ideas. 

A truly unforgettable experience! 

Take a look at our video page to witness a typical day in the field.

     £220 per person  (full day private session)
      
         Spectators - £100 


Please ensure you wear the appropriate clothing and bring along the following:

  • Dark coloured clothing
  • Flask, packed lunch & snacks
  • Hiking or Wellington boots
  • Waterproof coat
  • Warm layered clothing
  • A warm hat
  • Falconry equipment & binoculars will be provided
  • Don’t forget your camera!
Please note*  If you have a specific species of raptor that you want to experience please contact us first.  Our hunting days involve a little driving to reach different types of grounds, hill sides & woodlands.  Allowing you the best chance to witness the birds flying at their full potential in natural surroundings, hunting after their intended quarry.  

Please understand before booking that weather conditions are very important when flying raptors in the hills.  A degree of flexibility may be required by clients as we may have to cancel and re-book your experience to get the best weather day.  Please bear  this in mind when booking.  Hills are very unforgiving so a degree of fitness will be of great benefit to ensure you enjoy your day.  


Itinerary 

  • 09:30 - Arrive at meeting point and embark on your falconry adventure in our Landrover.
  • 09:20 - Arrive at our flying grounds
  • 09:30 - Lecture on falconry, anatomy, biology & history
  • 09:45 - Flying birds in mixed terrain & woodlands
  • 12:00 - Stop for light lunch in the field
  • 12:30 - Flying birds in hill country, mixed terrain, woodlands or open fields
  • 16:30 - Make our way back to the Landrover to watch the sun set whilst watching the birds preen with a full crop whilst sampling our mini bar
  • 17:30 - Arrive back at you car 
  • You are now free to enjoy the rest of your evening in the beautiful Shropshire Hills.      


Payment Options

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Please fill out the contact form or call me, thanks. 

Nigel: 07956 347427

 
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