Come and enjoy the views over Kendal and the Lake District fells with your very own alpaca friend! Come with family, friends or even on your own as you can always join in with another group and meet other people who like alpacas just as much as you!
We have 2 alpaca walks for you to choose from, The Helm to the south of Kendal, a public access hill and Sizergh Castle which is a stately home run by The National Trust. Click on the links below to choose your walk.
We offer our alpaca trekking throughout the year as long as the weather is reasonably dry and ground conditions good, no-one likes to walk in the rain, especially the alpacas!
We walk once a day on Saturdays and Sundays and can take up to 6 alpacas walking with us. During the height of summer we may also offer early evening walks. Walks can also be adapted to suit your individual needs where possible with prior agreement, please ring, email or message for further information.
Our availability for walks are:
Saturdays at 10.30am or 2.30pm
Sundays at 10.30am or 1.30pm
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
PLEASE MESSAGE, EMAIL OR FILL IN THE CONTACT FORM
Costs & Information
£20 per person for anyone aged 12 and over.
£30 for two people sharing an alpaca.
(Children between the ages of 6 and 12 must share an alpaca with a responsible adult)
£10 per accompanying person not walking an alpaca.
(any children over the age of 12 must be accompanied by a responsible adult)
Please note: we limit additional accompanying people to one per alpaca
Children aged 6 to 12 must walk an alpaca with a responsible adult and be able to cope with the walk. In this situation 2 lead reins will be attached to your alpaca so your child can feel like they are leading by themselves.
Children under 6 years old are not permitted on the walks but we can arrange a "meet and greet" for them at the alpacas home in Gatebeck, please contact us to discuss.
Please confirm all people and ages of children who will be coming on the walk at the time of booking.
You should wear appropriate footwear for the trek, sturdy walking boots or good wellies are essential.
It is important at the time of booking that we know if any of those walking have any health limitations or health issues that we should be aware of. Where possible, we are very happy to modify the walk or distance in a way that accommodates any health concerns.
Alpaca welfare is paramount so although light rain is not a problem we may have to cancel the walk if there is heavy rain. We may also have to postpone your walk if it is too hot or move it to a different time when it is cooler. If we postpone your booking due to severe weather or unforeseen circumstances we will offer you an alternative date.
As we can walk up to 6 alpacas at a time you may be part of a larger group.
If you would like your own private group booking you must book a minimum of 2 alpacas, the cost for a private booking is £25 per person. Please specify at the time of booking.
If you need a taxi to the meeting point we can recommend Lakeside Taxis, go to our 'Local Information' page for further details.