Taking a walk in the beautiful Berkshire countryside can only be improved by the addition of one thing…..a Harris Hawk. Experience the wonderful exhilaration of having a hawk stoop to your gloved fist from the top of the surrounding trees or dart powerfully over the hedges.
Feathers and Fur offer you the opportunity to handle and fly the awesome Harris Hawk. Marvel as they follow on, exploring the canopy of trees and returning to you fist for morsels of feed.
Please note this is a two person gift voucher, additional people can be added for £35 per adult payable on the day of the walk. It’s always nice to share your experience we think.
Our meeting point for the Hawk Walk is Ladd’s Garden Village, Nr Reading, Berkshire. Feathers and Fur has a purpose-built Centre within Ladd’s Garden Village where the birds are on show to the public. Here you meet the falconers and after introductions, we ask you to follow in your cars to the flying area. This is only a short drive across the road, where the cars are left in a private parking area. **
First off is a quick safety talk and you are shown how to call and hold the hawk. We then look at all the equipment the bird wears and how it is changed for flying. You are given a falconry glove to use for the duration of the walk. The bird is then released and the walk begins.
The Hawk Walk uses private land, and although the field margins are managed they are only mowed a few times throughout the year. This means that the area has a wide range of wildlife and really adds to the naturalness of flying the birds.
The Walks last approximately 1 hour but we are never in a hurry, the individual walks allow you to watch and enjoy the bird at your leisure. The hawk is called sporadically to your fist as it follows on, showing perfectly the natural behaviour of the Harris Hawk.
Harris Hawks are perfectly photogenic and the walk is ideal for improving your photography skills with the bird landing on your fist and in the surrounding trees and on posts. Our falconer is also very happy to take your pictures too, so you can concentrate totally on enjoying your time.
Hawk Walks are not suitable for wheelchair users however Feathers and Fur can offer tailor-made experience session at Ladd’s Garden Village for those wishing to fly these magnificent birds.
Children must be accompanied by a full paying adult.
Spectators are welcome, costing £15 per head.
* *Feathers and Fur accepts no responsibility for damage or loss from any vehicles
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Booking your session date couldn’t be easier, simply drop us an email using the Contact Us form or via firstname.lastname@example.org with an idea of days that you can make, i.e. let us know if you can only make weekends or if you can do weekdays and we will let you know all the spaces we have available. Weekend and school holidays fill up months in advance so please don’t leave it until the last minute!
Alternatively, if you have a specific date in mind for attending then before booking contact us and we can check and let you know the availability.
Please do not hesitate to email or call our information team if you require any help with booking a session or would like to purchase a voucher.
***PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A 2 PERSON VOUCHER, BOTH PERSONS MUST ATTEND THE SAME WALK**