One of Britain’s few private falconry centers, Dartmoor Hawking has moved to a new sight in the south hams, between south Brent and Loddiswell, in the rolling foothills of Dartmoor National Park, on a 200-acre farm so we have plenty of space to allow clients to really see these magnificent birds flying at their best. But the wings of a raptor have few limitations and we also have access to about 15,000 acres of hunting/flying ground away from the site. Dartmoor Hawking is not open to the general public which means that we can devote all our time to our clients. In turn, that means that each individual has one of the most interactive and personal experiences with birds of prey available in the country. As a privately-run center, we ensure that your time with us is as enjoyable and exciting as possible. Our hands-on approach is inherent in all that we offer. On our introduction and experience days, the emphasis is very much on clients handling and flying birds. For those wishing to experience real falconry, our hunting days provide a fantastic opportunity to work with birds in the field and see what the hawks can really do! Unique to us our Falconry on Horseback sessions give a fantastic opportunity to combine the art of horsemanship with that of falconry. Our aim is to share the wonders of birds of prey and falconry with all our clients. At Dartmoor Hawking, we know that your time spent with our hawks, falcons, owls, and eagles will be a truly unforgettable experience.
Please note: We have full Public Liability Insurance for all our events and all our staff CRB checked
Start 10.30am with an Introduction to falconry, the ways, and hows. Details on how the hawks see us and live with us
Then onto flying, it will start with an Owl, then hawk and falcon, the experience is very hands-on, relaxed by most imporatntly fun,
Break for lunch.
After lunch, we move onto eagles and serious hunting hawks, with simulated hunting using a dragged lure with a golden eagle, flying Rosie our legendary bad-tempered bald eagle to their gloves and a relaxing hawk walk around the farm at the end for the survivors.