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Lake District Offers Falconry Sessions In Hotel Grounds

A Windermere hotel is using its extensive grounds and the backdrop of spectacular Lake District scenery to offer hawk walks for guests and visitors.

Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa is working in partnership with Lake District Falconry to offer the intimate falconry sessions which allow participants to get up close to birds of prey and even have them fly to their outstretched gloved hand.

Sessions start with the experienced falconers introducing one of the raptors, allowing participants to wear a falconer’s glove and have the bird of prey perch on their fist. This is followed by the opportunity to fly the hawk to and from the glove with expert guidance from an experienced falconer.

Mark Needham from English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues says: “We’re very lucky to be able to offer our guests some of the best views across Windermere here at Low Wood Bay. So what better place to allow them an even closer step to nature by trying their hand at falconry."

“During the hawk walks, there’s a chance to take on the role of the falconer, donning the gauntlet and calling the birds to you. It’s a great way to experience the unique bond between these birds and humans. We have a number of hawk walk packages to choose from, including options to make a day of it with spa treatments and a two-course lunch or afternoon tea.”

As an integral part of the sessions, participants will also learn about the behavioural habits of the birds and watch one of the hawks perform a simulated hunt using artificial prey.

Stephen Lea from Lake District Falconry says: “It’s great to add such a spectacular venue for our exclusive hawk walk experiences. Low Wood Bay guests can get to know our beautiful hawks and immerse themselves in their world against the spectacular backdrop of Windermere and the Lakeland Fells.”

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