Harris Hawk at National Centre for Birds of Prey

Hawk Hike



We’ll lend you a glove and then set off on our Hawk Hike on one of our various routes with a trained Harris Hawk. With the Harris Hawk following through the trees, everyone will get the chance to call the hawk down to their fist a number of times – a camera is a good idea! The whole experience lasts about an hour.


Charlie Heap at the National Centre for Birds of Prey, Duncombe Park, Helmsley UK

For this falconry experience you’ll need to be able to walk about a mile over uneven ground. Numbers are generally limited to just 4 per Hike; but larger groups can be accommodated by arrangement. We have a number of routes we use, don’t worry we’ll choose one that suits your abilities!

Corporate groups are welcome on this unique experience.

Harris Hawk at the National Centre for Birds of Prey, Duncombe Park, Helmsley UK

Price and Booking Details

A Hawk Hike costs just £40 per person and is suitable for adults & children over age 10. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult please. Admission to the centre is included in the price, so why not make a day of it?

Gift Vouchers are available

Pre-booking often isn’t necessary (but you are welcome to pre-book) – just sign up in the centre’s shop. However, if you’d like to pre-book or give a voucher as a gift, you can buy online below. Vouchers/tickets are e-tickets and are emailed on purchase.

Select “Buy Now and Book Later” to receive a voucher that can be booked in at a later date. Or – you can book your date below.

Vouchers are valid for 18 months. Hawk Hikes are run immediately after either the first or second demos – at about 12 noon and 2.30pm.

Harris Hawk at the National Centre for Birds of Prey, Duncombe Park, Helmsley UK

Hawk Hike

From: £40.00

If you already have a “Buy Now and Book Later” voucher – you can redeem it by choosing your date and entering the voucher code in the basket or checkout page.

If you would rather buy a voucher for a Hawk Hike without choosing the date yet – please select “Buy Now and Book Later”.

Hawk Hikes run after the flying demos. The start times are approx. 12.15 and 14.45. You are welcome to come early and watch the demo.

The hike is about a mile and whilst most of the paths are paved, sensible shoes and weather appropriate clothing is recommended!

Hawk Hike – Buy Now and Book Later


If you are buying a voucher as a gift or just don’t want to choose your date just yet – this option is for you!

Vouchers are valid for 18 months from purchase.

You will be emailed PDF vouchers (one voucher per person) that can then either be printed and gifted, or emailed.

The voucher contains a code. That code can be used to book the date online, over the phone or in person. (online is best!!)

Vouchers can be booked in online, in person, over the phone or by email.

“We booked on a hawk hike too, which was excellent and well worth doing as you get to call down the hawk while walking around the grounds, it’s an amazing experience. I have been to several bird of prey centres in Yorkshire and this is by far the best.” Tim from Norton 

“We had such a good time watching the displays, learning about the different birds and seeing them up close that we went back for a hawk hike a few days later! The centre’s guides and falconers (Katie took us round) are very knowledgeable. You really do need to see it for yourself as there is no greater thrill than calling a Harris hawk to feed off your glove.” TripAdvisor 

“We turned up today and were only going to enquire whether they had bird experiences. They found us a space on a hawk hike. £30.00 each including entry into the attraction.

It was for my son’s birthday treat and it was fabulous. He really came out of his shell and hasn’t stopped talking about it all the way home. Our hawk was called Bracken and he was lovely and so well trained. It was a lovely setting and like having a private education experience for us adults and so on exciting for our 10 year old.” TripAdvisor