Alpaca Trekking

Experience a leisurely stroll along the village pasture in the company of Apollo and friends.

While you're staying with us why not book an Alpaca Trekking experience at our Hazel Brow Farm Visitor Centre located below the House in the bottom of the dale. We also have a 'Meet and Feed' experience with other animals on the farm and a 'Nature Trail' perfect for an evenings stroll in the meadow.

Experience Swaledale in new company

Say hello

On first arrival, you get to meet the alpacas and say hello. We will then take them for a gentle stroll through the pastures of Low Row in Swaledale and then back to their home where you will have an opportunity to feed them and take a selfie with them. They are very sociable animals.

Alpacas are domesticated versions of vicuñas, South American ruminants that live high in the Andes and of course in the beautiful village of Low Row in the Yorkshire Dales. Alpacas are related to the llama, which is a domesticated version of another wild Andean ruminant, the guanaco. While llamas are used as pack animals, alpacas are raised mainly for their soft wool. There are no wild llamas or alpacas. They graze in herds at heights of between 3,500 m (11,500 ft) to 5,000 m (16,000 ft) in the Andes, much higher than the meadows and fields around Swaledale.

The Alpaca Experience

Join Larch, Apollo and Aramis on a walk in beautiful Swaledale:

Meet and greet the ‘boys’ and have a quick chat about handling before setting off on your adventure

Pricing per group

(for up to 6 people)

£60 per group

A friendly bunch

Our alpacas are friendly and well natured, and are sure to be a hit with the younger members of your party.

What do we do with alpaca Fibre’s?

Our alpacas get a haircut once a year and we send it to UK Alpaca ( which they use it to make clothing. Alpaca fur is very soft and does not retain water. It is also very durable.

What do our alpacas eat?

In the summer, they graze in the fields around Low Row and in winter, we feed them hay and mineral feed. They have full use of a barn to shelter in from the elements all year round.

Do they spit?

Yes, when they are distressed or feel threatened. They will sometimes spit at each other when they are competing for food or trying to establish dominance so you may get caught in the crossfire!

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