HAWK FLYING EXPERIENCE
"You must do this! Once in a lifetime experience! You actually get to be up and personal with a hawk and meet the people who rescue and care for these amazing birds. It is a once and a lifetime experience I can not recommend enough."
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BATH AND HAWKS TOUR
A unique experience for visitors to Bath - great for families and adults.
In the morning I will take you on a private walking tour of Bath to give you a great introduction to the city. You will see the city's famous landmarks and hear interesting stories about the city's past and residents.
After lunch we will visit a small falconry on the outskirts of Bath where you will have the unique opportunity to fly a hawk in the English countryside. See the short video clip at the bottom of this page to see one of the hawks in action!
Tour starts at 9am and finishes between 3 and 4pm.
Tour price depends on the number of people in your group (maximum 4 people). Please select the number of people in the calendar to show the price. If you are more than 4 people please contact me. There is a recommended minimum age of 8 for this tour.
To book the tour please use the calendar. For more information on the tour please read on...
The falconry plans to re-start hawk flying experiences from the 1st August 2020. Whilst COVID-19 guidelines are in place, face-masks are required to be worn inside the vehicle when we transfer to the pub and the falconry (masks are not required when we are outside the vehicle). I will supply disposable face-masks for the vehicle should you not have your own face-mask.
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BATH AND HAWKS TOUR DESCRIPTION
This tour offers a unique experience for visitors to Bath by combining a walking tour of the city with a visit to a small falconry on the outskirts of Bath where you will have the memorable experience of flying a hawk in the surrounding countryside.
I will collect you and guide you around the city to see Bath's famous landmarks such as the Royal Crescent, Bath Abbey and Pulteney Bridge. I will also show you the location of Bath's hot springs, without which Bath would not be the city it is today.
After our tour of Bath I will drive you to a great spot for lunch before taking you to a small village on the outskirts of the city where a small non-for-profit organisation runs a falconry. In addition to rescue & rehabilitation work the centre is dedicated to promoting an understanding on the ancient art of falconry. Under the guidance of a local falconer you will be introduced to the birds and taken on a short walk into the countryside where you will have the opportunity to practise some simple falconry techniques and enjoy the unique experience of flying a hawk!
After the experience I will drive you back to your hotel.
The tour is available daily, starting at 9am and will finish between 3pm and 4pm depending upon how quickly you feed the hawk!
The hawk experience has a maximum capacity of 4 people and a minimum age of 8 years old is recommended. If you are more than 4 people please contact me to see if your group can be accommodated.
Pick-up is available from all Bath hotels and central locations in the city - such as the Bath Spa train station. Pick-up is also available from destinations outside of Bath at an additional price (e.g. Bristol) - please contact me for details.
During the walking tour of Bath there will not be time to go inside the Roman Baths or other museums but I can happily point these out to you or offer suggestions if you would like to visit one during your stay.
Hawks are carnivores so you will be feeding them meat during the tour (gloves for handling the meat are available).
Spaces at the falconry are limited and are subject to availability. After receiving your booking I will check availability and will contact you to confirm your space. The falconry reserve the right to cancel the hawk experience in the event of unsuitable weather on the day. Should this occur you will be offered the option of an alternative date, the opportunity to fly owls indoors or a refund of the hawk experience.
The hawk experience involves a short walk through fields and so suitable clothing is recommended.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
Refreshments and lunch are not included in the price.
THE HAWK FLYING EXPERIENCE
See the hawk flying experience in action on this short video clip from one of my tours.