Covid 19 – from 12 April 2021 all existing experience bookings are valid for the date booked. Appropriate social distancing, hand washing and contact protocols are in place for the safety and comfort of both visitors and staff.



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 £30 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. You can’t book the date online for Hawk Hikes – to book a date drop us an email on and we’ll get you sorted 😀. Vouchers are valid for 12 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


Vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. We’ll post vouchers within 7 days. If you are in a rush, let us know and we’ll make a special effort! Vouchers can be bought as presents. You can buy a voucher and book a day at a later time.
Children aged 10 and over are welcome, however we ask that they should be accompanied by a participating adult.

Full Terms and Conditions can be found here 


“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 

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