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Dartmoor Hawking Falconry Experience

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Boyhood Dream Realised

Do you remember when one had gas for tooth extraction ? I had a vivid dream of riding on Dartmoor... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Andrew G
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Daventry, United Kingdom
A Real "Must Do" When In The Area

First thing, there's no messing around here at "Martin's farm". It's the real deal, country life in... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
Bossmatt
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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The sight of a falcon diving down towards earth at over 100mph is one of life’s truly exhilarating experiences. Having a hawk stand on your fist, happily tearing at its food, is a rare privilege. But to actually fly a bird of prey encompasses both...more
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The Stables, Old Yarde Farm | North Bovey, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 8RT, England
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

Do you remember when one had gas for tooth extraction ? I had a vivid dream of riding on Dartmoor with a Hawk on my arm and two dogs beside me. It has stayed with me for over 50 years. This experience came very close...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 16 August 2018

First thing, there's no messing around here at "Martin's farm". It's the real deal, country life in all it's raw and real glory. This isn't a manicured or sanitised experience but it is remarkable. We went - the wife and I (friends and their three...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bossmatt
Reviewed 30 July 2018

It was a privilege to spend a full afternoon with Martin and his amazing birds. We learned so much about the character of each bird, the stages involved with training them and received plenty of hands-on experience. Martin is an enthusiastic falconer who derives great...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Explorerdee
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Really enjoyed the demonstration in the entry indoors at Bovey Castle with Martin and his beautiful feathered friends. He is so funny and so knowledgeable. I have only seen hawking once in the middle east and Martin showed a different and wonderful style to it....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank IslandAmber
Reviewed 5 November 2016

My husband and I did the 4 1/2 hour falconry experience and LOVED it. We kind of wondered how that much time could be filled flying birds but it can...and you'll want it to last longer. Martin is very funny and a great guide teaching...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Kris W
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I must highly recommend this experience .We had a very interesting day with Martin and the birds of prey.We met Rosie, Grace, Merlin, Charlie , Bob , Dave, Artemis plus the dogs (Will and Monty) on our experience afternoon yesterday. I would most certainly book...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank Danielle W
Reviewed 31 August 2016

I bought a £120 voucher as a gift for a friend and this company was very happy to take my money but seemed much less happy to fulfil their side of the transaction. To begin with, it was very difficult to get in touch with...More

Date of experience: September 2015
10  Thank Sophie M
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We had a superb afternoon at Dartmoor Hawking with Martin the falconer, teaching my 18 year old daughter who wanted to fly a Golden Eagle from horseback. We started off with some smaller falcons/ hawks on foot, a Gyr-Peregrine cross, a Ferugian falcon and a...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Jerome B
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Watched the show at the fun in park in Tavistock. Great seeing the birds and everyone learnt something new. Great show with the gulls overhead hope you have found your falcon.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank bods1976
Reviewed 7 June 2016

I have been out with Martin and his crew twice now. I have thoroughly enjoyed both days - the fist was a Christmas present from my wife and the second was a Christmas present for my daughters partners. Martin puts on a very good show...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank MikefromRawridge
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