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“What a buzz!”

West of England Falconry
Ranked #2 of 30 Outdoor Activities in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Falconry Experiences are by appointment only as we are not open to the public. Please book your experience in advance. Visit our website or phone us for more information. Thank you.
Reviewed 6 August 2012

This was a surprise gift for my boyfriend who likes birds of prey. We've been to several places where you can see flying displays, but had never been able to experience the thrill of having a hawk come swooping over the field towards you and land on your hand- exhilirating! Jay is a true expert, relaxed and really easy to get along with, and he provides excellent care for the birds. The birds were real charachters, it was great getting to meet them. Highly commended!

Thank Sara G
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Reviewed 2 August 2012

This is a wonderful way of experiencing falconry first hand! Jay was great... He welcomed us to his home with great conversation and spoke with us about his birds. You could tell he loved what he did. We flew both the Harris Hawks and they were gentle and sweet. Very exciting and what a beautiful day to fly them in! Jay let us hold a couple of his other birds as well... Ghost the Barn Owl and Isis the Kestrel. It was such an awesome experience... I love sharing the pictures with everyone! Anyone close to the city of Bath should definitely book a Hawk Walk with Jay. If I'm ever in the area again I will definitely be giving Jay a call! Thank you Jay! Flying your birds what one of the highlights of my trip! :-)

-Sara & Heidi

Thank Sara T
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Reviewed 1 May 2012

Our 2011 work Christmas do was a surprise trip to West of England Falconry, we had no idea what we were going to be doing until we got there. We met Jay and his birds and went off for a really wonderful couple of hours learning about the birds he keeps and how falconry works! Jay is so knowledgeable and was happy to share all his stories and experience with us. What sets this experience apart from similar "attractions" is that there is no element of "putting on a show". You meet the birds, see them behave like birds and even get a glimpse of their character. It's clear that all Jay's birds are really well cared for and everyone that comes to help him look after them are as enthusiastic and passionate about the birds as he is. A really wonderful experience for anyone of any age!

2  Thank EcoGeorgie
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Reviewed 1 February 2012

I bought this as a Christmas present for my boyfriend and all I can say is that it was very well received!
We were really well looked after by Jay who took the time to show us around and introduce us to all his birds, whom he takes great care and pride over.
We then went on a lovely walk up onto the hills to fly a hawk - the weather was beautiful and it was so exciting to get involved, wear the glove and actually fly the bird!
You will not regret booking with Jay - we have recommended him to all of our friends.

4  Thank streamstown
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