Hello!! We (and the Alpacas) are based in the Southern Pennines in the picturesque Calder Valley outside the small market town of Hebden Bridge, a beautiful place with many tourist attractions in its own right for example; Stoodley Pike, Hardcastle Crags and both Calderdale Walk Way and Pennine Bridleway walks to name but a few. We first became interested in Alpacas in 2012 and have then since travelled South Wales to build our small heard. Our boys are suited to the South Pennines given their native roots in South America and they love the long Summer days up in the hills just outside the lovely village of Blackshaw Head which is a mere 5 minutes away by car and bus from Hebden Bridge.
Summer is a busy time for us, with lots of walks taking place and of course not forgetting the shearing of the Alpacas and other husbandry requirements such as toe clipping and teeth maintenance! Fleeces are sold on and our males boys have outstanding coats that go towards making all sorts of products including hats, gloves and socks.
Our Alpaca walks can be tailored to suit, usually lasting about 90 minutes in total depending on group size and ability. Alpacas make ideal companions for walking whether it be in groups, couples or special occasions and is great fun for families.
Take a walk on the wild side in the stunning South Pennines and Calder Valley. Our walks can be suited to your own requirements, but usually are for length of a single hour, staying on our own land. Your day will start upon arrival with a brief talk about Alpacas. You will then be introduced to the Alpacas you are going to walk and a bit about their likes and dislikes. We will let you get used to your Alpaca and let them get to know you a little before we set off. Your alpaca will be haltered and ready for your walk on arrival, so if you have a particular favourite you would like to walk, please let us know before hand. You will be shown how to lead your alpaca, and their individual likes and dislikes. Then were under starters orders…. and were off!
Walks usually start mid morning and mid afternoon but we can do special walks at times to suit you for larger bookings. In Summer walks are undertaken in all weather subject to safety but in Winter we may have to cancel if the weather is extreme. You need to be prepared for all weathers in Yorkshire! Good footwear is essential if you want to have dry feet.
We started like most breeders with a few pet alpacas. These animals get under your skin and before you know it you suddenly find yourself with more than just a few pets. Our lead stud male Ashwood Forester is a gem and ensures great genetics.More
You can come and see our Alpacas at any time, even if we are not at the farm. The holding field is right next to the Calderdale way, and although you will need to park on Davey Lane (without causing an obstruction), you can walk down the footpath/farm lane to meet them over the fence.More
Our Alpaca walks are tailored to suit, from one hour to a half day experience, depending on group size and ability. Alpacas make ideal companions for walking whether it be in groups, singles or special occasions and is great fun for families.More