We’re delighted to be able to offer our guests unique opportunities to get up close and personal with a range of beautiful birds of prey on one of our educational falconry courses.
Originally a method of obtaining food, the practice of falconry has evolved over time, becoming more closely aligned with nature conservation, cultural heritage, and social engagement.
Our experiences are available all year round and run by accredited Raptor Award Assessor and renowned falconer, Jess Craven. Jess has over 15 years experience with birds of prey, including working for one of the UK’s largest eagle and vulture display teams, and has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to all things birds of prey.
Each experience involves meeting, handling and learning about flying these majestic birds which include UK, Canadian and African bloodlines, and also seeing first-hand the wonderful bond between bird and handler.
COURSES ARE AVAILABLE AS ADD-ONS FOR RESIDENT GUESTS OF THE DEVONSHIRE ARMS HOTEL & SPA, THE DEVONSHIRE FELL AT BURNSALL AND OUR YORKSHIRE COLLECTION HOLIDAY COTTAGES.