Places to Eat & Stay


Why not stay and enjoy a holiday in the Lake District making an alpaca trek or a 'Meet & Greet' one of your activities.


If you just come up for the day, why not enjoy a meal before you head home? 


There are numerous places to stay nearby, including The Punch Bowl on the main A65 a few minutes walk from the start of our Helm trek and The Station Inn at the opposite end of the Helm. Both of these offer accommodation, a warm welcome and meals to suit all tastes. If you would like a meal after your trek it is advisable to book beforehand to avoid disappointment.

Helm Mount Barns are holiday cottages within a couple of minutes walk of The Punch Bowl and about 15 minutes from the start of our trek.

We have also listed below other places to stay that have been recommended by some of our guests.

Please click on the links to go to their websites for further information...

The Punch Bowl, family friendly, Barrows Green

The Punch Bowl


The Punch Bowl is a family run pub and is within walking distance of our Helm walk. If you book a meal before or after your trek, the landlord Dave will be happy to allow you to leave your car in their car park while you enjoy your trek. 

Station Inn, Oxenholme, family friendly pub wit their own alpaca herd Almapacas

The Station Inn


5 minutes away by car is The Station Inn where Andy the landlord has his own alpacas, why not enjoy a meal in the beer garden alongside his herd.

Depending on the size of your group we may start the trek at The Station Inn so you can finish off your day with a meal!

Please let us know when you book if you would like to do this.

Helm Mount Barns, Barrows Green, accomodation

Helm Mount Barns


Helm Mount Barns are self catering holiday cottages that can accommodate parties of up to 14 people. 


If you have any children under the age of 6 or anyone in your party with physical limitations and not able to go on a walk, we can arrange for a visit to you at the Barns whilst you are staying with Clive & Angela, please ask for further details.

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West View Caravan Park

West View Caravan Park is situated just a couple of minutes drive from where our alpacas live in Gatebeck. An alternative to staying in a hotel or holiday cottage, you can rent either their 2 bedroom static caravans or new 6 berth lodge.

Other places to stay, near enough to visit our alpacas...


Greystones Cottage

Greystones is a 3 bedroom converted Westmorland barn set in the peaceful and idyllic hamlet of Milton with self catering accomodation for up to 6 people, approx. 3 miles away.

Howgills Hideaway  

Caravans and glamping pods at the foot of the Howgills, just 12 miles away.

Weathercock Cottage

Luxury holiday cottage rental sleeps 6. Based in Sedbergh, just 10 miles away between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales.


Lakeside Taxis, Kendal

01539 239 239

We can recommend Lakeside Taxis who know where both our locations are.


They also do Private Sightseeing tours so why not see what they can offer and book a Meet & Greet or Trek as part of a tour! Ring Corinne on 01539 239 888 or email

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