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Dartmoor Hawking Falconry Experience

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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
An Unforgettable Experience

It was a privilege to spend a full afternoon with Martin and his amazing birds. We learned so much... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
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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 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

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

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

Thank IslandAmber
Reviewed 6 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

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

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

9  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

Thank Jerome B
Reviewed 22 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.

Thank Paul B
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

1  Thank MikefromRawridge
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Wow! What a fantastic day! Booked for my husbands 40th and we absolutely loved our day with Martin on Dartmoor! We began by meeting tiny little Fred and got considerably larger as the day progressed with Artemis and Rosy bringing an end to a thrilling...More

1  Thank Delyth T
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