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Twelve Inspirational Experiences in the Chilterns 

Flights of Fancy

1.       The Noble Art of Falconry

An unrivalled opportunity to experience the power, elegance and grace of these amazing birds of prey. You won’t be watching from afar, you will handle, feed and fly a stunning array of different birds, to have a full appreciation of this royal sport that has been enjoyed by our Kings and Queens through history. Prices from £150 per person. 

2.       Hunting with Hawks

You will see what birds of prey are designed for, and appreciate their natural behaviours and witness some truly breath-taking flying. This is an amazing opportunity to watch the Harris Hawks and Falcons demonstrate their exceptional hunting skills while you walk through the most beautiful English countryside. Walking boots are essential for this sport of kings. Prices from £150 per person. 

3.       The Natural Night-time Theatre of Owls

Experience the true wonder of these majestic birds at their favourite time of day when they come alive. With the special lighting you will be able to delight in the stunning sight of owls free flying, their full wingspan creating magical images in the night sky. Prices from £40 per person (part of a group), or £300 for a personal evening. 

 

Tiger Moths and Polo Ponies

4. The Thrill of the Chukka dn the Polo Season

The Polo Season truly delivers something for everyone. From sampling the finest hospitality while enjoying the spectacle of one of
 the most exciting sports, to picking up a mallet for the first time and experiencing the thrill of the game.

HUMPHREYS OF HENLEY will help you to create your perfect day whether it’s securing the best seat or ordering the finest of picnics.

Download the complete A - Z of Polo, courtesy of the Hurlingham Polo Association.

 

5. Take to the Skies in a Tiger Moth

Take off with a flying lesson in a vintage de Havilland Tiger Moth, where you can fly yourself over the stunning English countryside from the open cockpit of this beautiful biplane. Why not take a leisurely tour along the majestic Thames, or fly serenely over the architectural wonders of Oxford or the stunning Highclere Castle, home to Downton Abbey.

You’ll never forget the beauty of the Chilterns from the air as you watch your personal footage when you are back on terra firma.

murder mysteries and artists in residence

4.       Hockney in Henley: From the Beginning Exhibition at the River and Rowing Museum

In 2016 the River & Rowing Museum takes the Henley’s cultural story to a new level with David Hockney: From The Beginning. You can delight in an unique exhibition of original work and prints by David Hockney charting his early popularity during the 1960s, the themes that inspired him, and the style that came to define him. This exhibition includes works from the V&A, National Portrait Gallery, Arts Council Collection and Royal College of Art. The exhibition is open from 11 Feb to 22 May 2016.

Let us organise your visit and follow it with a memorable river cruise down one of the most beautiful stretches of the River Thames following the regatta reach en route to Marlow – the final destination is your choice but we promise to get you there.

The world famous River & Rowing Museum, set on the banks of the River Thames is one of the top 50 most visited museums in the world and provides a spectacular setting for this enchanting exhibition. 

5.       Midsomer Murders: Luxury on Location

 

 

 

 

 

 

The beauty of the villages in the Chilterns make it hard to believe that they have played host to some of the most imaginative murders seen on British TV. The investigative styles have been equally varied from Miss Marple to Inspector Lewis, as they have pursued the perpetrators from Hambleden to Turville and Watlington to Warborough, before seeing them brought to justice in Henley on Thames.

Let us guide you, very safely, through these stunning English villages, providing the stories behind the facades and sharing the very best venues for a revitalising coffee and a heart-warming lunch. 

 

living the country life

8.       The Mastery of Shooting Clays

With the combination of a beautiful setting, expert instruction and a warm welcome you will experience the perfect shooting. Whatever your level or experience we will create a truly memorable time for you. You can’t fail to have a fabulous time whether you choose a morning of clays with an instructor or a fabulous simulated clay shoot, interspersed with a delicious breakfast and lunch. Price from £125 per person. 

9.       The Game is Afoot

Humphreys of Henley offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in English country life and experience a full day’s game shooting. Set in stunning Chiltern estates with unrivalled views of the English countryside and only a 20 minute helicopter ride or an hour’s drive from London, you can embrace the English country lifestyle for a day. These days are for experienced guns and subject to available shooting days. Prices from £1000 per person. 

10.   “No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle” Winston Churchill

You have 70 acres of stunning Oxfordshire countryside to choose from for your exhilarating hack. With your guide you can saddle up and enjoy the fabulous surroundings in peace and tranquillity. You will ride out with an escort rider or an instructor, who will guide you through the countryside with the hack tailored to your requirements – walk and trot for those who like to take it easy and faster hacks for those looking for a good gallop. Prices from £70 per person.

If you are an experienced rider and wish to ride out with one of the local hunts, we will happily arrange that for you subject to dates and availability.

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