New Forest Falconry Experience
Forest Falconry experiences with a strong emphasis on learning through up close and personal interaction with magnificent owls, hawks, falcons and eagles.
On arrival you will be meet your Falconer for the day who will introduce you to the flying team – an assortment of Owls, Hawks, Falcons and Eagles.
The it’s straight into woods for some hands-on flying with a native species Owls (normally Barn or Tawny). These are ideal to start with, allowing you to grow in confidence before you progress to bigger and faster birds.
The days can vary and will include some or all of the things listed below.
Learn the correct way to carry the birds for comfort and security. Assist the Falconer with an inexperienced young Falcon teaching it to fly and return when called. Break for tea or coffee, and then into the forest to see how all the training comes together in the field with a Harris Hawk. The Harris is a super smart Hunter who will follow you in the tree canopy as you walk along the wooded paths, regularly returning to your gloved fist along the way. For those who like the big birds, there is the world’s biggest species of owls, the Siberian and European Eagle Owls. These birds have wingspans of over five feet, yet are still gentle when they swoop from over 40 feet up a tree to land softly on your glove.
1.00pm is farewell to the morning guests and a lunch break for the rest. Please take a packed lunch with you, tea, coffee and soft drinks are provided. There is usually a hooded falcon at the lunch table to further enhance this unique experience. After lunch you will train and fly the jet fighters of the bird world – the falcons! These include the Peregrine, Lanner, Gyr and Sakers, all capable of speeds in excess of 120 mph. This is the more historic side of falconry, and the sight of a hooded falcon on a gauntlet has been the traditional image of falconry for centuries. Finish the day with a flight to your fist from one of the Golden Eagles.
Falconry Half Day Adventure (9.45am – 1.00pm) Monday to Saturday.
Falconry Full Day Adventure (9.45am – 4.00pm) Monday to Saturday.
Location: Forest Falconry, New Road,Landford, Wiltshire SP5 2AZ
Additional Information: To ensure group sizes remain small, guests are restricted to one spectator at an additional fee.
PLEASE NOTE: No children under the age of 13 allowed on site and strictly NO DOGS.