The Hawk Conservancy Trust
Address: Sarson Lane, Weyhill, Andover, Hampshire, SP11 8DY
Telephone: 01264 773850 Fax: 01264 773772 Email:
Website: Hawk Conservancy
Directions from A303: It's 4 miles west of Andover, and half a mile from the main A303 road. There are brown tourist board signs from the A303.
Admission times: Open every day 10.30am-5.30pm from mid February until the end of October. Last admission 4.30pm. Flying demonstrations at noon, 2pm and 3.30pm. Also open during the winter on Saturdays and Sundays from the beginning of November to mid February. Flying displays at 11:45am, 2pm and 3:30pm (weather permitting), grounds close at 4.30pm. Please call the main office (01264 773850) or see the website for up-to-date details.
Admission charge: Charity Gift Aid prices (these prices include a voluntary 10% donation to support the work of our Bird of Prey Hospital) - £10.00 for adults, £6.50 for children (3-15), £9.00 for Students (16-18) and £9.25 for Seniors. A family ticket, covering 2 adults and 2 children costs £32 (additional children will be charged at £6.20).
This is a fascinating place where you can watch vultures enjoying a snack, and herons tucking into their lunch. You can also see flying demonstrations by birds of prey (and even hold one, if you're brave enough!).
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One of the most popular displays is 'Valley of the Eagles' where eagles, kites and vultures fill the sky (watch out for low-flying bird poop!). Birds flying this year include Griffon Vultures, Bald Eagles, Brahminy Kites, Black Kites, and Bateleur Eagles.