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Opening soon: our new sanctuary for owls in need of rehoming – please donate and help secure their future

About us

Opening soon – our new 'Owlery'

Burrowing owl
Now that we've moved and have more space we can, at last, accept more birds in need of rehoming (especially owls). We have started on a programme of creating yet more aviaries and a hacking pen (indoor flying area for owls), and would really appreciate donations which will help offset construction costs. No matter whether the amount you can give is large or small your donation will be appreciated by the members of our ever-growing 'foster family'.

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

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 at short notice (as a consequence of the landlord's redevelopment plans), we would like to express our gratitude to the Duchy of Cornwall estate for offering us The Grain Store at Newton St Loe, just 3½ miles west of Bath.

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 construction materials.

We'd also like to say how much we appreciate the numerous smaller individual donations we continue to receive.

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!