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North Devon Hawk Walks

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Exmoor, South Molton EX36 3JD, England
+44 1598 740114
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beautiful flight

a fabulous experience , and extremely useful for me as a sculptor to get so close to a flying bird... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Philip W
Up close with Cassius!

A wonderful walk on Exmoor with Nigel and Cassius. It was fascinating and Nigel put us at our ease... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
Oliver M
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Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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Providing a hands-on, practical introduction to falconry. Four people, for an hour, costs £45 in total.So whether there are one, two, three or four of you, it just costs £45.Compare this with the prices others charge and you will see what great value it is. We have access to several different flying sites, some of them deep in the heart of Exmoor. Walks here last for 90 minutes and prices vary, so look at the website for details. We go out all year round, any day, by appointment.Gift vouchers, valid for a year, are available.
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Exmoor, South Molton EX36 3JD, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a fabulous experience , and extremely useful for me as a sculptor to get so close to a flying bird .More

Thank Philip W
Nigel P, Owner at North Devon Hawk Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good, glad you enjoyed it. You may be interested in the display currently at the Amory Centre, South Molton which features several large photos of the hawks in flight. My website also has links to an online photo album of birds of prey, including some...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017

A wonderful walk on Exmoor with Nigel and Cassius. It was fascinating and Nigel put us at our ease and let us get up close with Cassius. Nigel's expertise and knowledge - including cultural, historical and literary references - made it all the more special....More

Thank Oliver M
Nigel P, Owner at North Devon Hawk Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for this. I'm glad you enjoyed your time with the hawk and I. Falconry can be fascinating once you get into it's place in our history and the affect it has had, in all sorts of unexpected ways, upon us. Do come out...More

Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

We spent a fantastic hour with Nigel and Cassius on the bank holiday Saturday. Nigel was very friendly and knowledgeable, and it was a truly memorable experience to meet and fly Cassius. This was a surprise treat for the kids during our camping weekend on...More

Thank Phil G
Nigel P, Owner at North Devon Hawk Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Yes, kids usually get a lot out of getting up close and personal with the hawks. Some are fascinated by the gruesome, gory details of how predators like the hawks behave, but all of them find having a bird of prey leave a tree and...More

Reviewed 24 August 2017

Our family (two adults, boys aged 10 and 12) had a fabulous time with Nigel and Cassius. Nigel ensured the experience was interactive and enjoyable, sharing his deep knowledge of the hawks and the sport of falconry. Cassius was magnificent! Absolutely recommend this for anyone...More

Thank ChristinaW70
Nigel P, Owner at North Devon Hawk Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thanks for this. I'm glad you all enjoyed it. The thing about falconry is that there is something of interest to everyone. Please come again, and fly one of our other locations.

Reviewed 21 August 2017

Had a wonderful hour in a drizzly field near North Molton with Nigel and Cassius today, and although the weather was not brilliant, the rain did hold off so that we could go ahead with the walk. We did need raincoats and boots to keep...More

Thank Carol O
Nigel P, Owner at North Devon Hawk Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Heavy rain means we can't fly the birds, but anything short of that is doable. I'm lucky to have access to some beautiful sites, but they are all improved by decent weather ! The birds are not in the least camera shy, so most people...More

Reviewed 19 August 2017

We (3 adults and a 13 year old) had a 90 minute walk booked with Nigel but due to a car accident which closed roads, we arrived about 15 minutes late. Nigel was very understanding and we set off, unfortunately the traffic was horrendous so...More

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Nigel P, Owner at North Devon Hawk Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Just about everything that could go wrong, did, didn't it? Lady M has been getting a bit bolshy lately and needs reminding that falconry is meant to be a partnership between hawk and falconer. She will soon be back on form, while Cassius, bless him,...More

Reviewed 4 August 2017

This was only an hour but there was so much that we learned in that time. Nigel gave us key facts and answered lots of questions. It was great to have someone so knowledgeable and who clearly loves his job. He paced everything just right....More

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Nigel P, Owner at North Devon Hawk Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

Thank you, glad you enjoyed it. Always more for me to learn! Come back and do one of the longer walks sometime. All the best,

Reviewed 2 August 2017

fantastic experience with Cassius the hawk and Nigel. I have never done something like this before. went with 9 year old son and wife. Nigel was very friendly and knowledgeable. There were moments of awe and adrenalin as we watched Cassius swoop towards us. Do...More

Thank Joshua H
Nigel P, Owner at North Devon Hawk Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Glad you liked it. Yes the claws are serious items and although the falconry gloves I provide do protect the hand and wrist, I also have to tell people to wear long-sleeved shirts or jackets. Of course, the hawk is not intent upon causing scratches,...More

Reviewed 1 August 2017

90 minutes of fun flying this magnificent bird of prey. Nigel is a great raconteur for those times when Cassius flies away and we were thoroughly entertained for the whole time. Having 800 grammes of deadly bird 18 inches from your face, or flying between...More

Thank GHartland
Nigel P, Owner at North Devon Hawk Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Yes, well put. Never a dull moment indeed. Especially when you've lost track of the hawk and he comes into your fist from a totally unexpected direction! Glad you liked it, do come again.

Reviewed 25 July 2017

We took two of our grandchildren (11 year old twins) on the 90 minute display with Nigel and Cassius and we were as thrilled as the children. Nigel has immense knowledge of hawks and falcons and is extremely patient and considerate. Even though the adults...More

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Nigel P, Owner at North Devon Hawk Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thank you, I'm glad you felt you learned something, as well as the kids. Falconry has a huge history and a vast influence on the English language, mythology, the arts and all sorts. Fortunately the hawk has a way of intruding a note of practicality...More

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