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North Devon Hawk Walks

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Exmoor, South Molton EX36 3JD, England
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First class bird of prey experience

Words cannot describe just how much we enjoyed this experience! Totally different to any other bird... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Janetg67
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Getting up close to hawks and owls

This activity was extremely interesting and enjoyable. It was a great opportunity to see owls and... read more

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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"lady macbeth"
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"an amazing experience"
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"birds of prey"
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"beautiful birds"
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"share his knowledge"
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"real privilege"
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"highlight of our trip"
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"great hour"
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"hour walk"
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"fantastic morning"
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"highly recommend this experience"
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"explained everything"
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"christmas present"
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"answering questions"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Words cannot describe just how much we enjoyed this experience! Totally different to any other bird of prey fly we have ever had the pleasure to try. Nigel was so informative using language that we could all understand! We just loved his passion and his...More

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Nigel P, Owner at North Devon Hawk Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you very much. When you come again, I'd suggest we do the longer walk, near North Molton, and you can see Cassius showing off his hunting behaviour. We have more space there, ( 700 acres) so he can really get moving. All the best,

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This activity was extremely interesting and enjoyable. It was a great opportunity to see owls and hawks at such a close distance and to handle them with the feeding and flying. Nigel was really friendly and knowledgeable and expert at making the experience really thought...More

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Nigel P, Owner at North Devon Hawk Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much. Glad you enjoyed meeting the birds. Please come again, and we can go to a different location. I'm trying to train Miranda the Barn Owl, and if I ever succeed, I know just the place to watch her flying, and hunting,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant! A really close up and intimate interaction with a master falconer and Cassius the Harris Hawk. We met with Nigel who guided us to a private field nearby which is where we were introduced to Cassius. The format of the experience was briefly explained...More

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Nigel P, Owner at North Devon Hawk Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Well thank you . Cassius is a little star, as I have said before. I'm glad you all enjoyed meeting him and learning about his life-style and view of the world. It is funny the way he seems to wrap an arm/wing around me sometimes,...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

A truly unique experience, one we will never forget. Nigel is extremely knowledgeable and we learnt a lot from him. The hands-on time with the hawk was unforgettable. We would gladly do this again. Gary and LeslieMore

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Nigel P, Owner at North Devon Hawk Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Thank you. Do please come again. As you know,I have access to several flying sites, each with their own character. I hope to have Miranda the barn owl flying some time this year. Unfortunately, she is a lot more difficult to train than the hawks,...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

I had an excellent time with Nigel and his Hawk, Cassius. The walk was a short distance so nothing strenuous; to the end of a field then into some woodland; but this gives a great opportunity for Cassius to fly off, take perch in trees...More

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Nigel P, Owner at North Devon Hawk Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

I agree, this is a good experience for kids as they get to see a large bird up close. They can learn as much as they want about the bird and generally have a good time. There is no age limit, and the price of...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

A great morning! We had a great time being introduced to Cassius the Harris Hawk! Lots of opportunities to fly the bird and a real hands on experience! A real privilege being close to such a beautiful animal. We learnt lots of facts from Nigel...More

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Nigel P, Owner at North Devon Hawk Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Thanks for this and I'm glad you enjoyed it. We were lucky with the weather. Come back again and we'll go to another location, maybe with Lady Macbeth so you can see the difference in personality between the hawks. I hope you got some good...More

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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

I was given this treat as a birthday gift , and what a gift , we were met at the entrance to a campsite exactly where we were told to meet and after a short walk we were flying the Harris hawk .it was fantastic...More

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Nigel P, Owner at North Devon Hawk Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Thanks for this. Getting close to a bird of prey for the first time is quite an experience, and I’m glad you enjoyed it. Regards

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Reviewed 13 December 2017

This was a fun and interesting adventure! We thoroughly enjoyed it. The teaching was so good that I lost my initial fear. We both highly recommend the experience.More

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Nigel P, Owner at North Devon Hawk Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Good, glad you enjoyed it. It’s quite natural, and sensible, to be wary of a predator with claws and a beak. But once you realise that he’s only flying to you so as to use you as a perch, for the food on your glove,...More

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Reviewed 11 December 2017

Our walk with Mr Penfold and Cassius the Harris Hawk was both great fun and very informative. Our family group of 2 grandparents and 2 granddaughters ages 15 and 10 all had film cameras and we got a lot of good photographs. The most exiting...More

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Nigel P, Owner at North Devon Hawk Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Sorry about the delay in responding to this. Thank you for your comments and I'm glad you all enjoyed it. I hope you got some good photos. If you'd like to come again, we can go to one of the other locations, all of which...More

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Reviewed 11 December 2017

Nigel is great and the walk is awesome. Nigel was knowledgeable, considerate of our 3 year old who came with us (who still talks about it and does impressions of Cassius). If you’re not sure about booking - do it. You won’t regret it

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Nigel P, Owner at North Devon Hawk Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Thank you very much for your review. The impression of Cassius must be a sight to see. But keep the 3 year old away from trees in case he thinks he can glide like Cassius! I'm glad you all enjoyed it. Regards,

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