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Address: Abergavenny, Wales
Phone Number: +44 7866 403388
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A magical morning

This week I spent a morning with Roger James at Black Mountains Falconry and it turned out to be 3 hours that I'll never forget. Roger is a fantastic teacher and with the help of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 September 2016
Jonessa01
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Crickhowell, United Kingdom
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Crickhowell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This week I spent a morning with Roger James at Black Mountains Falconry and it turned out to be 3 hours that I'll never forget. Roger is a fantastic teacher and with the help of his Barn Owl, Red Kite, Harris Hawk and beautiful Falcon he very ably introduced me (a total novice) to the world of birds of prey.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

Rodger is a lovely man who has a passion for his career as a falconer. It's almost hard for me to write that it's his career because Rodger handlers and cares for his birds as a lifestyle. He is very knowledgable of his animals. Rodger welcomed my fiancé and I upon arrival. He served us tea before we handled the... More 

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Abertawe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

An incredible experience, a must do for anyone’s bucket list! Meet and handle the birds and find out how our language is influenced by falconry - ruffled feathers, hoodwinked, fed-up, under the thumb and many more (I was listening!). Many thanks Roger for a wonderful day.

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Brecon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

A group of us had a fantastic afternoon of falconry and archery at this attraction expertly led by Roger. The Falcons were absolutely amazing and fascinating for all. Would recomend this as a top attraction to all whether interested in falconry or not. Many thanks for a thoroughly entertaining afternoon which I hope to repeat in the near future.

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Thank Graham E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2015 via mobile

Visited the centre for my hen-do with friends and family and had an absolutely amazing time !! Roger was a fascinating host - friendly, informative and great fun and the birds themselves were outstanding. We flew some of the birds and learned about their training and skills before having a go at archery. Would recommend in a heart beat and... More 

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Thank Jo_Jo_Jowie
Shelby Township, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2015

Handling these majestic creatures is a once in a lifetime experience you will never forget. Roger is an amazing host with great stories and incredible depth of knowledge in the field, not to mention a great personality. I would highly recommend Black Mountain to anyone interested in this experience.

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Thank Jason M
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015

I had an absolutely fantastic day at Black Mountain Falconry Center. Roger was a knowledgable host who taught me a great deal about the birds, their behavior, feeding, caring, and flying them. He also had so many great stories to tell as well. To top it off, I was traveling by train, and he kindly gave me a ride to... More 

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Chepstow, Wales
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

I went here recently for a half day experience and wasn't disappointed. I am a big bird lover so my expectations were high. Roger was a great host and trainer and had all sorts of stories and fantastic knowledge to pass on. There was a small selection of birds that you actually get to interact with and the experience really... More 

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South Wales
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2014

My husband bought the experience for my birthday and its one of the best birthday presents I've ever had. The day started with a short DVD about the different birds of prey the centre has. I learnt how to handle different birds, the basics of training a young bird, how to tie a falconer' s knot and make a Jesse.... More 

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Thank Welshgirl
Orange County, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Roger is a talented bird handler! My favorite experience was the hug I gave the owl! Roger will teach you so much about each bird he selects to show and have you hold. We did the archery experience afterward. Roger was a great teacher. We had so much fun! i would absolutely recommend this opportunity. You will not be disappointed.... More 

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