The alpacas are
rotated so the walks will consist of either 2 or 3 animals. Alpacas like the
company of other alpacas therefore there needs to be a minimum of 2 alpacas per
Usually it is 1 adult with 1 Alpaca, but in certain circumstances 2 adults can share an alpaca.
The walks are
unsuitable for children under 8.
Children between 8 and 16 must share an Alpaca with an adult.
Due to the uneven
terrain, walks are not suitable for people with walking/mobility issues and we
therefore cannot authorise wheelchairs; pushchairs or walking aids.
No dogs allowed.
The route does
vary depending on the farming calendar, but each walk will include a snack time
(for the Alpacas); plenty of photo opportunities and time by the Lake as the
boys sometimes like a paddle.
The time it will
take to do the walk varies as everything is done at Alpaca pace.
welfare/health and safety reasons the walks are weather dependant and may have
to be cancelled/re-arranged in poor weather/extreme heat.
You need to bring
appropriate clothing eg waterproof/warm clothing/suncream etc depending on the
weather. Sturdy footwear with enclosed toes is always essential.
expect the unexpected, bring patience, a camera, and a good sense of humour.
(License for Keeping or Training Animals for Exhibition
License Number 19/00545/ANIPER issued by Richmondshire District Council)