Falconry at Bovey Castle

Whitley’s falconry school- Dartmoor Hawking- comes daily to the five star Bovey Castle to share the thrill of seeing his exceptional collection of birds, ranging from tiny owls to Artemis and Rosie, Bovey Castle's eagles.

Experience the true art of falconry with expert guidance from our internationally-renowned falconer with the Bird of Prey Experience, or Falconry Experience.

Bird of Prey Experience

Our 'Bird of Prey Experience' is an hour long session spent with a selection of Martin's birds and it truly is quite unforgettable!

You will have the opportunity to fly a variety of different birds of prey here on the Bovey Castle estate, observe their individual characteristics and see close up the wonderful partnership that exists between falconers and their birds.

This session is held on the herbaceous border that surrounds the summerhouse at Bovey Castle. Please be aware that this is a weather dependent experience. This experience works fabulously as a family experience, with children from 5 years old being able to fly some of the birds!

Minimum of 2 guests.

Price: £65 per person                                   
Time: 60 - minutes (approx)

Falconry Experience

Experience the true art of falconry with expert guidance from our internationally-renowned falconer

A hands-on falconry session at Martin Whitley’s falconry centre lasts approximately three hours; starting with an introduction to the various types of birds of prey cared for by Martin. You will then move on to flying owls, working with high-speed falcons and the highlight of the session – the eagles, before walking back to the hotel with a hawk escort, Martin and one of his loyal band of dogs.

Martin's eagles are the only birds of their magnitude in the UK that can be handled and flown by members of the public so this truly is a once in a lifetime experience.

Minimum of 2 guests.

Minimum age of 14 years old.

Price: £120 per person                                         
Time: 3 hours (approx)

To book or to find out more information about any of our activities, please call our resort team on 01647 445022.

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