17 October 2014

Chester Farm near Irchester will be open to the public this autumn for a weekend of unique heritage hawk walks.

People will be able to find out more about the history of Chester Farm, an important archaeological site, while also having the chance to handle the stunning hawks.

This is a hands-on falconry experience under the guidance of experienced falconers from Raphael Historic Falconry. People will learn how to cast off a hawk and call it back to the glove as well as seeing their natural hunting behaviour during a guided walk.

The event will also include a tour of Chester Farm, where evidence has been found of human activity dating back as far as Mesolithic times.

How to book a place

The heritage hawk walks will take place on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 November with two sessions each day starting at 9.30am and 1pm.

The cost per person is £50 and includes personal tuition and refreshments. The event is not suitable for under 16s and people should wear appropriate outdoor clothing.

To book a place, call 01604 362521 or visit www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/chesterfarm.