Walk The Wildside...Get back to nature! This spectacular afternoon starts with a lesson in handling the birds you will be flying FREE in the Cheshire countryside. You will be escorted to one of our hawking grounds accompanied by a team of hawks. There you will witness the remarkable teamwork of falconer and bird. Unforgettable!
In this incredible experience you will witness the natural hunting prowess of the Harris Hawk as they demonstrate their speed and agility. Of course, we also like to give participants as much hand-on time as possible too. This three hour session is held in the afternoons and is an experience that you will never forget.
Participants and spectators must be 14 years or over. Valid for 12 months from date of issue. Except Special Offer Vouchers . This experience is available 7 days a week.
When falconry was first practiced over 2000 years ago the principles of training are likely to have been exactly the same as those utilised by our bird of prey experts as they carefully prepare the birds for all of our falconry experiences. Of course, back then the aim of falconry was to create a weapon that could be used against wild quarry species for sport or for the table not to provide wonderful experiences with birds of prey in Cheshire. Our Walk The Wildside experience is as close as we can get to the traditional application of falconry as practiced in Ancient Times.
The main focus of this experience will be upon the favorite hunter amongst UK falconers, the Harris’ Hawk. This beautiful chestnut and chocolate brown species is a medium sized raptor that hails from the Americas and is extremely versatile, tolerant and relatively easy to train. It also has the added advantage in that it is one of the few bird of prey species that can be flown with other members of the same species. Indeed, in its natural environment this bird of prey is known to hunt co-operatively, particularly in the more harsh areas of its range. This tolerance can be used by the falconers when they prepare for a "Walk The Wildside" experience. In short, the more participants we have, the more hawks we take, our maximum number of participants is eight.
The session is available in the form of a carded gift voucher or e-voucher that is valid for 12 months.Except Special Offer Vouchers . You don’t have to specify a date when the voucher is purchased but give it as a present and the recipient then gives us a call to arrange a suitable time. An ideal gift for Birthdays, Christmas or why not treat yourself!
Note: Our Walk the Wildside takes us along uneven terrain along forestry footpaths and through woodland. No severe inclines or scrambling over stiles is necessary but sensible walking shoes are strongly recommended.
Our Falconry Experience Gift Vouchers are sent to customers in the form of a presentation card. The reverse of our carded gift vouchers is validated for the specified period from the date of issue.
Looking for that special and unique last minute gift? Purchase vouchers online now and print them instantly or email them with your own message, straight to your chosen recipient.
Not sure which experience to choose? We now offer monetary gift vouchers for any value starting from £20. Whether you’re buying for family or friends, a voucher for a Cheshire Falconry bird of prey experience is an ideal gift. All our monetary e-Vouchers are valid for 12 months.
If you would like to accompany the participant on their Walk the Wildside then why not purchase a spectator place when you buy the voucher? This is a great way of getting close to the action without handling and flying the birds yourself. You can take photographs or video of the participant throughout the session.
It’s like having your own private flying demonstration for three hours when you spectate. Please note that spectator places can only be purchased and used in conjunction with a valid participants voucher.
Spectator's must be 14 years or older.