Where To Go Alpaca Walking

Alpaca walking or alpaca trekking is a fun family friendly activity with farms all across England waiting to be visited. You can also sometimes find alpacas in the many safari parks across the UK.

Have you ever wondered why Alpacas often live on farms? They are great for protecting chickens and lambs, making them popular additions to farms. They are also very inquisitive and nosy animals, and love to be walked.

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Alpaca Walking FAQ

Do alpacas like going on walks?

Yes alpacas enjoy being walked, and getting the chance to look around at their surroundings.

What to wear when walking with alpacas

Suitable footwear for uneven terrain is a good idea as farm land and woodland can be uneven. Dress appropriate for the weather with a waterproof coat.

Are alpacas friendly?

Alpacas are very friendly and inquisitive creatures

Is walking with alpacas dog friendly?

Dogs generally aren’t permitted during an alpaca walking experience as they can be spooked easily.

What are baby alpacas called?

A baby alpaca is called a cria

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Alpaca Walking South West England

Dorset Alpaca Walking

Court Barn, Frampton, Park, Dorchester DT2 9NH

Alpaca walks are available from mid April onwards at Dorset Alpaca Walking. Help to round up the alpaca herd, before learning how to harness them and more about them. 

The Alpaca walking experience in Dorset lasts for around two hours with the option to include some light refreshments after your walk in the beautiful countryside setting.

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Happyard

Bridevalley Farm, Kingston Russell, DT2 9ED

Happyard offers a variety of activities on the farm including meeting an alpaca, and the chance to walk with them. 

Sessions are available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Your 90 minute sessions include an introduction to alpacas and their babies. You will also get the chance to interact with them, and enjoy a walk around the farmyard.

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Shilvington Alpaca Walks

Portesham, Weymouth DT3 4HN

Located just outside of Weymouth near Portland, you can meet the cheeky alpacas and walk them around the stunning Dorset countryside.

Led by your expert guide, there is plenty of chance to ask questions during your walk. If you are walking Fred, you’ll be in front as he likes to be the leader. Jerrico on the other hand is a very nosy alpaca. The minimum age for alpaca walking at Shilvington is 12 years old.

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Alpaca Walking South East England

Walk With Alpacas At Sandy Balls

New Forest Holiday Village, Southampton Rd, Fordingbridge SP6 2JZ

If you’re staying at Sandy Balls holiday village in Hampshire, you can have the opportunity to meet their alpacas. Sandy, Inka, Pickle and Archie are all boys, and were bred in the New Forest.

There are a couple of alpaca walking choices at Sandy Balls. You can choose from the alpaca introduction, or the Alpaca walk where you can take them for a little walk.

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Petlake Alpacas

Petlake Farm, Bartley, Southampton SO40 7LA

There’s plenty of alpaca experiences in Hampshire at Petlake Alpacas.  You can enjoy alpaca walking, alpaca adoption and alpaca hire for events.

Walks are held on Wednesday, Saturday and Sundays. You have the opportunity to take an alpaca on a slow walk around our farm. Get to know the gentle creatures and learn all about them from your guide as you walk.

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Spring Farm Alpacas

N Hall Ln, Uckfield TN22 3SA

You’ll find Spring Farm next to Ashdown Forest. There are over 100 alpacas on the farm that can be walked around the large farm area. Your 50 minute walk will showcase the amazing views of the surrounding Sussex countryside. As well as meeting the adult alpacas, you can also meet the mums and babies which is a nice treat.

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Eagle Heights Wildlife Foundation

Lullingstone Lane, Eynsford, Kent, DA40JB

Alpaca walking in Kent can be enjoyed at Eagle Heights. Walks begin at either 10.30am or 1.30pm, with the experience offering amazing views of the Darent Valley.

There are experts on hand to answer your questions about the alpacas as well as other animals at the wildlife park during your walk.

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Hensting Alpacas

Kiln Lane, Brambridge, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 6HT

You can enjoy alpaca walking in Hampshire at Hensting Alpacas. There are around 60 alpacas with walking experiences suitable for over 8’s.

The alpaca walking tour lasts for two hours. You’ll begin with a quick health and safety chat, a briefing of how to hold the alpacas and how to react if they try to act naughty! 

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Alpaca Walking East Of England

Stubbs Farm Alpacas

Stubbs Green, Loddon NR14 6EA

There are over 30 alpacas on this farm in Norfolk, just waiting for you to spend time with them. Why not enjoy an alpaca birthday party. A 90 minute alpaca experience includes photos, feeding and grooming time with the alpacas.

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Hilly Ridge Alpacas

Farm Clay Hill Ln, Wattisham, Ipswich IP7 7JS

At Hilly Ridge Alpacas, you can enjoy a walk around the farm which includes the farm tour, feeding the mums and babies and completing the obstacle course. If you don’t want to walk your own alpaca, there are plenty of options for sharing.

If you’d like your alpaca experience to go a bit further, why not book an alpaca keeper experience. Go behind the scenes and meet the herd, get stuck in with mucking out, feeding and the daily activities that occur to care for the herd.

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Alpaca Walking East Midlands

Charnwood Forest Alpacas

Ashby Rd, Boundary, Swadlincote DE11 7BA

Located on the  outskirts of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, you’ll find the 110 acre farm. Charnwood Forest is one of the largest Alpaca farms in the UK. Meet and learn about the fascinating creatures, before you walk your Alpaca around the farm. There’s plenty of time for selfies with your alpaca afterwards as well.

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Woodborough Alpacas

Lowdham Ln, Woodborough, Nottingham NG14 6DN

On this small, family run farm in the beautiful village of Woodborough, you can enjoy walking alpacas through the paddocks.

Your 1.5 hour experience includes learning how to look after and handle your alpaca, the opportunity to feed your alpaca, and a nice hot drink for you at the end.

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Alpaca Walking West Midlands

Lucky Tails Alpaca Farm

Dexter Lane, Hurley , Atherstone , Warwickshire, CV9 2JQ

Your Alpaca experience in Warwickshire will begin with an introduction to the alpaca herd. You’ll learn about the Cria (babies) if any have been born as well. After you learn how to harness your alpaca, it’s time to walk them around the farm land. There’s also a gift shop on site, and plenty of opportunities for taking photos.

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Wildwood Alpacas

This alpaca walk and talk experience lasts for around an hour. You’ll discover the 10 acres of ground as you walk your alpaca and learn about their behaviour. You can also bring a picnic and sit in the unique picnic hut watching the alpacas outside.

If you fancy being an alpaca keeper for the day, you can also book this experience at Wildwood Alpacas. This experience teaches you all about alpacas and what you need to know to care for them.

This includes taking them for a walk, feeding them, turning out the herd into the field, filling up the hay racks and water, as well as mucking out.

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Middle England Farm Alpacas

Aibrean Grange Redditch Road, Henley-in-Arden B95 5NY

In the Warwickshire countryside, you can enjoy an award winning alpaca experience. The farm is a working alpaca farm, but you can also meet the pygmy goats, rare breed sheep, rare breed pigs, chickens, ducks and peacocks during your visit.

Alpaca experiences include walking with your chosen alpaca, or a meet and greet, which is perfect for younger guests. You can even adopt and alpaca.

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Faerie Tale Farm Alpacas

Rouncil Ln, Kenilworth CV8 1NN

Faerie-Tale Alpacas a small farm set in 15 acres in Warwickshire. The alpaca experience lasts around 2 hours, beginning with a short talk about alpacas. You’ll then walk around the farm to feed the herd and meet the young alpacas. Last but not least it’s time to take an alpaca for a walk.

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Alpaca Walking Yorkshire And The Humber

Nidderdale Llamas

​​Wilsill, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 5EE

At Kiln farm in Yorkshire, you’ll find the trekking centre which is home to both llamas and alpacas. With names such as Dennis (the menace) and Basil (the attention seeker), you’re bound to find a character alpaca to meet and stroll with.

An alpaca walk will last around 40 minutes, with plenty of time before the walk to learn about the character traits of the alpacas, and their feeding routines.

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Beacon Alpacas

Suncliffe Beacon Farm, Malton St, Husthwaite, York YO61 4PD

These alpaca walks in York are open on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and all weekends. Walks take place in the afternoon with a start time of 1.15pm. Your stroll will take you across the stunning Hambleton Hills of North Yorkshire. 

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Alpaca Walking North West England

Cheshire Alpacas

Keepers Ln, Antrobus, Northwich CW9 6JZ

Group alpaca walking in Cheshire happens daily, all year round, including weekends, at 10am. If you fancy a private alpaca walk, there are options for afternoon walks.

Your experience gives you some bonding time with your alpaca before giving them their breakfast prior to your walk.

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Alpacaly Ever After

Braithwaite Farm, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5RY

You can choose to walk with alpacas at the Lingholm Estate, which sits on the Western shore of Derwentwater. Your alpaca walking experience may include taking them for a paddle in the lake, meeting the herd and feeding time. Don’t forget to ask as many questions as you can think of.

You could also choose to enjoy alpaca walking in Cumbria at Whinlatter Forest in the Lake District. Mixed groups of up to twelve people can enjoy a walk with some gradients. Walks are offered between Thursday and Sunday each week.

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Alpaca Walking North East England

Ferny Rigg Alpacas

High Stokoe Farm, Falstone, Hexham, Northumberland, NE48 1AG

Alpaca walking in Northumberland is on offer in the Upper North Tyne Valley. Walks begin in April each year and begin at 10.30 in the morning.

A walk begins with an introduction to the herd, after a short chat about the animals. You can then walk your alpaca on a lead for approximately an hour.

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Barnacre Alpacas

Turpin’s Hill Farm, Heddon on the Wall, Northumberland, NE15 0JX

Enjoy an alpaca walk and talk on Turpin’s Hill farm 10 miles west of Newcastle upon Tyne. Your experience lasts at least an hour during a 1 mile gentle walk on the farm.

You can feed alpacas some carrots during your walk, and you’ll notice they will also nibble at the grass along the walk.

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