Devon Life North Devon Hawk Walk

6th May 2019

Last year, at one of the many shows in the area, we visited the stand of Nigel from North Devon Hawk Walks. When someone is standing around holding a Harris Hawk you just have to go and have a look. Michele got to hold the hawk and, as you can see here, she was pretty excited. So we decided that it had to go our ‘To do’ list.
We are lucky enough to have a visit from our eldest son and his fiancé this week so thought it the perfect opportunity to give the hawk walk a try. There are a few different options available for the lenght of walk, we chose an hour. The walk is held in Exmoor which is about an hours drive from Moorparks.
We met up at Withypool Tea Room, fab place to stop and we will go back there again.

A short drive away from the tea room we stopped off at a private field where we got to see the birds close up. Nigel is very knowledgeable and obviously loves his birds, we went into a lot of details of their feeding, health and the way they hunt. We were able to stroke the Barn owl, which was great as we have only just recently attracted a barn owl ( Our first one in the box) into the owl box I made ( Making a barn owl box)
But we didn’t just get to look at the Harris Hawk, we got to fly her too.
We also got to watch Nigel run after her when she spotted something tasty for lunch!

We all had a great time learning about these lovely birds, the surrounding countryside was fabulous.
We would definitely recommend this. The drive there, the tea room, the countryside and the experience was great.

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