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NEW FOR 2013 - DURING THE HAWK WALK IN THE AFTERNOON ON OUR 1:1 EXPERIENCE DAYS WE NOW ALSO TAKE IN A BRIEF TRIP TO MAHORALL CIDER FARM (www.farmcider.co.uk) WHERE THERE WILL OFTEN BE A CHANCE TO SAMPLE THE CIDER! At Mahorall there is 150 acres of varying landscapes including open pasture, woodland, orchards and a 15 acre Shropshire Wildlife Trust site. The farm itself dates back to before 1650 and the landscape still retains many interesting features such as buildings, hedgerows and many ancient oak trees.
Some of our customer testimonials:
This is Ben Holmes I was with you on Saturday for a falconry experience day, and I'd just like to say from the very bottom of my heart, thank you! You both made the day truly unforgettable, to see the way you keep the birds, and the dedication and love you both put into it, you should be very proud of yourselves and the birds of course. To be in the company of someone who not just knows his wildlife, but has been out there and seen them living in the wild, is truly magical, and an experience that is not to be sniffed at. So thank you so very much for making my birthday the best I've ever had by a long way.
Bob and Wendy sampling the cider during Bob's experience day with us.
"Just a note to thank you for the hospitality extended to us on our recent visit. it was without doubt one of the most memorable days i can recall.
"We just wanted to say thank you for a fantastic day yesterday and for letting us share your 'shangri-la' it was a truly fantastic experience and one we will never forget." Laura and Matthew (May 2013)
"we felt we had to write and thank you for the wonderful Falconry Experience Day we had with you for Roberts birthday, to be able to handle and fly your birds was an honour and thrill for us both. It was lovely to meet your wife and feed the baby chicks, and the whole day was fantastic". Robert and Shiela. (May 2013)
" I just wanted to say how grateful i am and also my dad. To have shown us such a special day. The photos that we have taken is a amazing reminder of our falconry day. You and your wife Trish made us feel so welcome. You have gave me a brilliant insight into the world of falconry. which has given me more passion to find out more about the sport " Stephan (April 2013)
"Hi to both of you i would just like to say a massive thank you for the most amazing day we both really enjoyed it so much. " Steve (April 2013)
"Just a quick note to say thanks so much for my falconry experience day. I enjoyed it so much, The birds were all so friendly and well behaved. A special thanks to Maggie. What a lovely girl she is. Hope to see you again soon. Thanks also to Trishia for the scrumptious cake! " Terry & Bonnie (March 2013)
"The Best birthday present - ever!!! Steve
Steve with Lad our Male Redtail
"I just wanted to say thank you for the experience on Tuesday. The day, which I am still talking about now, was amazing in all ways. From feeding the birds and flying them in your garden (with breathtaking views) to finishing the day off with a Hawk Walk with Maggie and Rocky, it was all a dream come true. You and your wife were so welcoming and really looked after us which really made the day! And hearing about your experiences and vast knowledge, was truly inspirational." Joe, September.
" Just wanted to drop you a note to say a big thank you for what was for me simply the best day out ever. I was super excited yesterday morning - like a small child - and the day exceeded even my over-excitable expectations. The opportunity to get so close on a one to one basis with your amazing family of birds was brilliant enough, but added to that the location(s) and the wonderful and interesting company made it a truly special experience...." Email from Beth
Robert and Dad with Maggie & Rocky and Robert with Ellie the Redtail.
Robert on a recent experience day with us -Dad came too. Email from Dad, Martin, following the day "Thank you very much for a truly wonderful day - both educational and inspirational. Robert had a wonderful time and has become even more obsessed by birds since his visit".
" What a great day we had with you in April. From the beautiful location, your fascinating work through wildlife conservation, to meeting and flying your birds of prey. To hold, feed and fly these beautiful birds was an experience enough, but what made the day extra special was being in your company while doing it. The passion, knowledge and enthusiasm you gave us throughout the day Chris was brilliant and will long stick in our memory. Thank you". Ian and Sue
And baby came too!! Denise on her recent experience day. A very interested Ruby rather fascinated with Benson our European Eagle Owl
Email from Paul - " Dear Chris, Patricia & Molly ....I had a fantastic and very memorable day at your wonderful home. Chris was good company and obviously completely in love with his work. I loved my "Hawk walk" at your local cider makers farm - as I said to Chris at the time that would have been worth doing even without the birds, it was so beautiful. The birds are magnificent. It was a real privilege to walk with and fly Maggie, Rocky and Frogget......" ps. The Royal Oak provided a very nice lunch and Patricia's sponge cake was delicious.
Jude had purchased a One to One Experience as a birthday present for Gary - " Just a quick email to say a big thank you for a great day out. We really enjoyed ourselves, the whole experience far surpassed our expectations.... Both of us would not hesitate to recommend the one to one falconry day to any of our friends"
Thanks to Lee and Louise for their recent email following on from Lee's experience day which was a present from Louise for his 40th birthday - "Lou and I are still in awe of our day with you and the birds; what a fantastic location and how lucky we were with the weather. Your knowledge and enthusiasm to share your passion was overwhelming. Chris you made us feel completely at ease and so very welcome"
Lee holding Flower one of our Gyr x Sakers andChris and Lee out for a stroll with Frogget our Indian Eagle Owl .
We recently had a delightful card from Richard and Emma - thank you both for your kind words "We would like to thank you so much for such a warm welcome and a truly amazing day. We both had no idea what to expect and both came away buzzing from our experience - neither of us had realised we would be so involved and absolutely loved our time with the birds. The day was very informative with Chris's vast amount of knowledge giving us plenty to think about"
The last remaining Living Heritage country Fairs:
Aug. 24th ,25th & 26th Chrshire Game & Country Fair, Cheshire County Showground WA16 OHJ
Sep. 7th & 8th Sandringham Game & Country Fair, Norfolk PE35 6EN
Sep. 28th & 29th Wiltshire Game & Country Fair, Bowood, Wilts SN11 OLZ
Alistair and me with the new Isuzu Denver Max which can be seen being driven by Chris around the country and at the Living Heritage Country Fairs.
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