We did a Hawk Walk at Ashford last September, and also had a bit of a challenge getting to the Falconry School, after we’d parked in the designated parking space, stopped at the WC’s at the cafe, then were pointed in the direction of the School. A storm a couple of days earlier had blown away or otherwise disturbed some signage, and we missed a turn, walking down another tree-lined lane, but eventually got there. Hopefully the signs are all back up, but there’s not (thankfully) anything like a big neon arrow passageway punting the way, at that stately, majestic site. Had we arrived even earlier, we would’ve been free to stroll the grounds longer, and we did have some time to explore a bit, returning to our car from the Falconry School, taking a slightly different route, where we discovered where we should’ve turned the first time, had the sign still been in place.
Do spring for the Extended Walk, and you’ll get to have time with their Eagle Owl, too, the largest owl species.