Falconry in Leicestershire - get up close to cute little owls and fly beady-eyed hawks! This centre is situated on a farm near to Market Harborough, which is south of Leicester. You will be surrounded by rolling countryside, making for the perfect backdrop for these fascinating and thrilling activities.
If you choose the Hawk Walk, you will be accompanying the falconer and the hawk on a gentle stroll through the woodlands to see how trainer and bird interact and work together in the wild. The wonderful thing about this experience is that it changes with each season. In autumn, with leaves on the ground, you'll be able to easily see the Hawk swooping in and out of the trees, in summer there's nothing more magical than watching the hawk soaring high in the warm air, spotting the titbit on your hand a zooming in to gently land on the glove for his reward.
Opting for the longer falconry experience at this Leicestershire venue will see you spend three hours with Andrew as your host. You will get to meet a variety of birds, from eagles (just check out the size of their claws!), to the nimble falcons . You will also be shown the classic falconry techniques to get the raptors flying straight onto your gloved hand. In fact, you can expect to be getting so close to these birds that you'll be able to see their feathers ruffle in the breeze and look them in the eye!
You will learn an awful lot on these falconry in Leicestershire days - such as breeding, hatching, rearing, feeding and developing the unique relationship between handler and bird. Andrew is a superb host and is very skilled with and enthusiastic about each and every feathered friend he trains and flies.