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 24 alpacas in total with a mixture of different colours and personalities. Our trekking team is mostly made up of boys but some of our girls do go on walks.
Scooby Doo loves going on walks with his best friend Raf. They also love getting treats and cuddles at the end of their walks.
Freddie, Charlie and Oakley. Charlie is the bossiest of the boys and likes to walk at the front. Freddie and Oakley have nearly completed their alpaca training.
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 three very cheeky Pygmy goats who live with the alpacas.