Alpaca Walking at Spring Farm.
Spring Farm Alpacas now offers alpaca (and llama) walking around our beautiful farm in East Sussex. Situated in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Spring Farm is superbly located adjacent to the Ashdown Forest, Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park and the historic village of Fletching. Alpaca walking is huge fun for everyone – not just our alpacas! Alpacas are delightful and friendly animals and ours all know their names. Everybody who comes to our farm for an alpaca trek comments on how relaxing our alpacas are to be around.
About alpacas and Spring Farm.
With their inquisitive nature, alpacas are great fun to take for a walk and are certain to put a smile on your face! After a short introduction to us and our farm, we will introduce you to our alpaca and llama family. We will then halter up our walking alpaca team and set off for a casual walk around our 110 acre farm. We normally take a llama or two as well on the walks. Llamas are gentle giants who were born to do this! Do let us know when you book if you would/wouldn't like to walk a llama. During the walk, we will tell you a little about alpacas, their history, their stunning fleece and farming on Spring Farm. Spring Farm has been managed within Countryside Stewardship for the last 20 years and we will tell you about farming in a wildlife friendly way and hopefully spot some of the wildlife we have encouraged to thrive here – a UK alpaca and wildlife safari!
What to expect.
We expect the walk itself to last about 50 minutes and it is across undulating fields all within our boundaries – so you should not encounter any unexpected surprises. The distance we cover is about a mile over wildflower meadows - so a modicum of fitness is required. We will give you a brief introduction first. This is so that both you and your walking alpaca get maximum enjoyment from the walk. After the walk, you will pay your walking alpaca (in carrots which are provided ready chopped!). We will then introduce you to our baby alpacas (20 babies in the fields in 2020). There is also a small shop where you can purchase a perfect memento of your visit. You should allow about two hours for the experience.
Just a note...
You must be 12 years or older to walk an alpaca. If the child is aged 8 - 11 they may only accompany an adult walking an alpaca. This is stipulated by our insurance - sorry.
How to get more details.
To book a walk, you must do so online as a result of COVID restrictions. For the booking form and the most up to date availability, please see: https://www.alpacawalking.co.uk/walkingwithalpacas/
On the site, you can also find out about adopting alpacas, alpaca vouchers (and eVouchers), local eateries, our blog and much more: https://www.alpacawalking.co.uk/
COVID 19 UPDATE.
We have had to suspend alpaca walking as we have been placed in National Lockdown again. We have closed the walking diary until the 15th of February 2021 for new bookings. When we resume, rest assured that we will do so with a full risk assessment in place - please see here: COVID 19 Risk Assessment for Alpaca Walking