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We're in the process of creating a new base for our activities at Newton St Loe, 3½ miles west of Bath – please donate and help us secure our future

About us

We're now at Newton St Loe

Newton St Loe

Following the shock news earlier this year that we would have to quit our established home at Midford due to redevelopment we would like to express our gratitude to the Duchy of Cornwall estate at Newton St Loe for offering us accommodation just 3½ miles west of Bath.

We've been working hard on The Grain Store, our base for the next year or so, but we still need to find a more permanent site from which we can expand our rescue, rehabilitation and educational activities – and hopefully take a step closer to creating a centre that is open to the public.

We really appreciate your help...

The costs involved in having to relocate so quickly have turned out to be far greater than we'd anticipated so every donation we receive will make a real difference. No matter whether the amount you can give is large or small your support will contribute to our being able to establish our new base and successfully sustain our charitable activities.

You can donate here or via the links which appear elsewhere on this site

Thank you

We'd like to say a big 'thank you' to Travis Perkins in Trowbridge who made a significant donation to our 'moving' appeal in the form of materials to help construct new aviaries.

We'd also like to say how much we appreciate the numerous smaller individual donations we've received to date.

Female barn owl


West of England Falconry (WOEF) was established in 2010 inspired by head falconer and director Jay Marshall’s lifelong interest in ornithology. WOEF is a registered charity dedicated to the well-being of owls and birds of prey and to promoting an understanding of the historic art of falconry.

“I’ve been fascinated by birds, especially birds of prey all my life” says Jay, “...it was a falconry experience similar to the ones we now offer the public which prompted me to learn more and develop a private collection and aviaries of my own. It was only after several years of working with experienced falconers that I was able to gather a small group of trustees together to form West of England Falconry which has subsequently been granted charitable status”.

WOEF’s work aims to benefit both wild and captive birds of prey through selective breeding, training and (very importantly) rescue and rehabilitation. Education, information and promoting and sustaining the art of falconry are also a high priority.

West of England Falconry Ltd. is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. Its company number is 07495749, its charity number is 1152982. The company's correspondence address is: The Grain Store, Newton St Loe, Bath, BA2 9BT.

How to contact us

01225 971708 / 07766 767153

or e-mail: westofenglandfalconry@sky.com

How to find us

We are now based at Newton St Loe, just 3½ miles west of Bath.

The Grain Store is adjacent to Newton Farm Foods' farm shop and café but please use the entrance/exit route indicated by our signs. Our aviaries are only accessible by invitation and to pre-booked Hawk Walk participants.

Please note that for security purposes our aviaries are monitored by 24-hour CCTV


We are a charity, please support us with a ‘Gift Aided’ donation

Please support our work by booking one of our Hawk Walks or making a donation. By making a a Gift Aided donation HMRC give us an extra 25%. If you donate £10, we get £12.50 and donations can be claimed against tax – so everyone wins!