Falconry at The Hoops

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a bird of prey swoop out of the sky and land on your fist?

The Bird of Prey Experience is based in the picturesque village of Clovelly in North Devon and offers a variety of experience activities for all ages in the stunning surrounding countryside.

Beginners can experience holding a falcon, hawk or owl on the fist and taking them out in the field to practise basic handling and training skills.

Those wishing a more advanced program can spend time with a Master Falconer and receive expert tuition in basic bird management and training methods, how to keep a bird of prey and how to make some of the necessary equipment.

If you are on holiday in North Devon why not visit Clovelly and enjoy a Hawk Walk along the coastal paths or around the Clovelly Estate.

If you want to experience the art of hunting with these wonderful raptors you can spend some time enjoying the amazing skills of our Harris Hawks hunting on the site of the oldest Iron Age Fort in Europe, the Clovelly Dykes.

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What can I say about Hoops Inn. It was my birthday in February and what a great stay we had. Our room 3 was stunning, The staff were delightful, the place was spotless, the food outstanding. Breakfast of pancakes with crispy bacon and syrup what a way to start a day out. The evening meal was made special for me with a birthday card and candles on our table from the staff it was a lovely touch which I wont forget. Thanks again we will be back for a second trip this time I shall bring our family. . Furneaux (Gower)

- via Trip Advisor