Visit our unique 15th century farmstead, home to one of the worlds finest collections of flown owls and hawks within Exmoor National Park. On your adventure you will fly a wide variety of eight owls, hawks and a kestrel to your gloved hand, learn about their natural behaviour in the wild, how they would catch their prey, and their interdependence on other species and their environment for their survival. The birds will range in size and challenge from small owls to medium and large owls, and the majestic speed of the hawks! All set in the magnificent setting of Exmoor surrounded by woods, hills and the sea, close to Porlock, Minehead and the Southwest Coast Path. Your experience will finish with light refreshments of tea/coffee and cake or cream tea. You are also welcome to wander around the Centre and meet the horses and other animals. Suitable for interested children and families, of 8 years and above, seeking an all rounded challenge and fascination for birds of prey.
ItineraryArrive and meet at the at the front door of our historic 15th century farmhouse, West Lynch Farm. Here you will be met by Cathy or Rod, when you will be shown into our spectacular Owl Garden and Wildlife Area where you can relax and explore our magnificent collection of owls. Rod will then chat and tell you a little about the owls and the Centre, and take you to the Owl Barn and Flying Field, where you will meet and fly nine of our specially trained owls and hawks which will willingly fly free to your gloved hand. Maximum number 6 particpants. For larger groups please enquire by email of phone.
Throughout the adventure there will be ample opportunity for taking your own photos of each other, and Rod will also take photos and video of your experience which he will share with you after your visit free of charge.
Finally at the finish of your adventure experience with our birds, you will be able to enjoy a tea and cake in our beautiful garden or in the comfort and warmth of our 15th Century 'open-hall' manor house throughout the year.
National Park Experiences is a curated collection that brings the stories of our National Parks to life. Each experience offers an authentic insight into the landscape and special qualities of a National Park.
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