On this experience you will get the chance to see two of our Harris Hawks show off their amazing flying skills. From the open lawn in front of the castle, to the wild woodland and pretty flowered gardens, you will have the opportunity to see them soar, stoop, glide, weave and chase!
You will get to see the hawks soar around above the castle before they start to follow you on your walk. As you put your glove up, one of them will swoop down and land gently, they stay just long enough for a quick photo before taking off again into a nearby tree. But which hawk was it?
Your Falconry Experience
Your qualified falconer will guide you on your tour around the gardens, whilst the birds are never more than a few metres away, above your head. You can call them down to your glove as often as you like, so that you can experience their different styles of flight and get to know their different personalities.
Your Hawk Walk lasts 90 minutes and you can stroll around the gardens at your own pace, as like all of our experiences, this one is completely private. You won’t find any strangers in your photos!
When you have covered the gardens and woodland you will find yourself back on the main lawn, where the hawks will show off some of their other skills. You will get to see them hover, catch food and then there is the hunt…
To end your experience you will get the opportunity to see what it would be like if you went hunting with a Harris Hawk. If you are feeling energetic you can be the ‘rabbit’ and have the hawks chase you as you pull our dummy bunny. Or if you would prefer to play the falconer, you can stand from where the ‘rabbit’ is flushed and watch as the birds fly past you at an incredible speed to catch the ‘rabbit’.
After all that excitement there are drinks for you to enjoy in café. And don’t forget, this experience also includes lots of exciting action photos that we will take for you along the way.