Falconry

The Coniston Falconry Centre is home to a wonderful array of magnificent hawks, falcons, eagles and owls. When you visit the falconry centre our experienced falconers will introduce you to the birds and you can get to know the birds and you can learn about their characteristics and personalities. All falconry experiences are designed to be hands on and with as much bird contact as possible. Take a woodland walk with the birds and see how they swoop through the trees, watch as they return to your glove before taking off once more.

Several experiences are available including:

The Eagle Day Experience

Spend the morning of the eagle day learning and practicing your falconry skills on the versatile hawks.

What’s included in this experience?

  • Find out all about the birds as well as practical skills such as tying the knot, weighing the birds and having them fly to and from your glove.
  • Once you have mastered some of the essentials and your confidence has grown its time to fly the magnificent eagles.
  • Our falconers will help you master the skills to handle the birds as each one needs to be handled and flown in a different way to the rest.
  • Take a walk through the woodlands and be amazed as you watch these majestic birds swoop down towards you from high in the air.
  • We have a variety of eagles and which ones you fly will depend on the time of year and conditions on the day.

The aim of the eagle day is to give you an amazing hands on experience which you will never forget.

Half Day Falconry Experience

Falconry techniques have been developed over hundreds of years and passed on through generations of falconers. Our falconry days give you a chance to learn some of the secrets of this ancient means of hunting.

What’s included in this experience?

  • On the half-day falconry course you will be introduced to the hawks, falcons and eagles and will be given an opportunity to handle and touch the birds.
  • After the introduction you will be able to fly the birds in the woods and fields around the falconry centre.

As with all our courses you will get as much hands on experience as possible.

Full Day Falconry Experience

The full day falconry experience gives you a chance to find out in more depth about birds in the falconry centre.

What’s included in this experience?

  • As with the half-day experience you will be introduced to the hawks, falcons and eagles and will be given an opportunity to handle and touch the birds. In the late morning there will be an opportunity to fly the birds in the woods and fields around the falconry centre.
  • Stay for an enjoyable lunch with us which you can take out on our patio or depending on the weather enjoy in front of the stove in the barn along with a sloe gin.
  • After lunch spend more time flying the different types of birds and take a walk through the woods and watch as the birds hunt and dive around you. Have the birds flying to and from your glove.

If you would like to know more about these packages please call us on 01756 748080.