Falconry in Perthshire. One of UK's leading Falconry Centres, this operator is based in the stunning highland scenery of Gleneagles, yet less than an hour from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth. Located in the heart of a vast country farm estate, your falconry course is a real insight into the noble sport that falconers practice.
The venue has one of the largest and most diverse collections of birds of prey in the UK, with Golden, Bald Headed, Batteleur and Stepps Eagles, as well as a wide variety of Falcons including some very rare breeds such as the Lugger alongside the more common Saker, Gry, Merlines and Peregrines.
Run by an enormously experienced and dedicated team that also runs a very successful birds of prey breeding programme, you are guaranteed a wonderfully rewarding falconry experience here in Perthshire. If you're looking for a Falconry day in other areas of the UK then please take a look at IntotheBlue's main Falconry and Birds of prey section.
Perfect if it's your first time with the raptors, this Hawk Walk taster lasts an hour and a half and takes place on the centre's weathering ground. You'll find out about the work and play of a Hawk and get to fly one to your hand.
A packed half day course designed to give you a greater insight into Falconry. Your session will be spent handling and flying many types of bird, which include several species of Falcon, Hawks, Owls and Eagle. You'll be taught how to pick up and handle the birds, do a falconer's knot and 'free fly' the birds. The grande finale to your half day 'meet the birds' experience is flying one of the larger raptors, such as a Golden or Bald Eagle.
The most comprehensive of our Falconry in Perthshire experiences. Your morning session will begin with an introduction to falconry and then you will go straight to mastering the techniques of handling Eagle, South American Harris Hawks, Falcons and Owls. The focus is then on taking the birds out into the wild on a hunting session pursuing wild game. After a break for lunch
you will head back out - this time taking dogs and ferrets (conditions permitting) to work out with the birds. A full hunt will ensue as the birds go into action.