Falconry Courses & Activities


Activities and Training

The Cumberland Bird of Prey Centre offers a wide variety of falconry and hawking training courses and activities - from one-hour Hawk Walks to Five-Day Hawking Courses - all from the centre in Thurstonfield, near Carlisle, Cumbria. There are activities and courses to suit all to give exciting days out in North Cumbria and South West Scotland.

You can book some activities yourself (below) or you can call up and schedule them as you wish using our automated calendar For all other services please give us a call 01228 576158

Family Session

We now run a group session for one family in the same group for £55.00 and this will include access to the site for 1 hour and meeting all our birds. Especially designed for children.

>We also provide some learning resources about our birds after the session if you are learning from home.


If you look for a taste of falconry and don't want to break the bank the centre offers Hawk Walks. Lasting about one hour this is a great way to get some hands on experience, without taking a whole day.

The centre offers half-day activities. On a half day you can expect to fly around four or five different species on a more condensed version of the activity day.

Throughout the year the centre runs activity days: these are hands on days flying as many of the birds housed at the centre as possible.

The centre offers two-day falconry breaks, although these are not falconry courses they do offer a toe-in-the-water insight into keeping birds of prey.

At the centre I am often asked “is it possible for me to keep a bird?” I now run five-day hawking and falconry courses from the centre teaching the skills required to keep and train a Harris Hawk.

Falconry Activity Day at the Cumberland Bird of Prey Centre
Falconry Course at the Cumberland Bird of Prey Centre