Alpacas originate from South America and are part of the camelid family. There are two different types of alpacas, huacaya and suri. All of our alpacas, except our little oddball Freddie, are huacayas.
We currently have 21 alpacas in total with a mixture of different colours and personalities. Our trekking team is mostly made up of boys but some of our younger girls do go on walks.
Olaf is in charge of his group of six and always likes to be at the front when we go on walks.
Freddie and Diego are part of Olaf's team but are not quite as bossy. Freddie is our only suri alpaca.
Our other animals
The vast majority of our animals are sheep. We have Herdwicks which are the native breed of the Western Lake District. They are very hardy meaning they spend most of their lives on the fells surrounding the farm. The Herdwick's hardiness and ability to graze over a wide area of fell is key to the maintenance of the Lake District landscape as it is currently known and loved.
We also have quails, two different breeds of chickens, buff Pekins and black Silkies, and our sheepdogs. Anyone who comes to visit us is likely to run into our retired sheepdog Lynne, who now spends her time begging cuddles off passing walkers.