LLAMA AND
ALPACA TREKKING
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Visit Carthvean Farm and take a llama or alpaca on a tour to see our lovely animals in a very special place
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We aim to farm sustainably and organically at Carthvean Farm - come and find out how...

What happens on a trek?

You will meet your alpaca or llama in a barn where you will be able to brush or stroke them and find out about them and about the camelid family. Full instruction is given on how to lead your trekker.

We then go for a circular walk along our medieval bridleway and back through the farm, visiting the various other animals, including our alpaca herd, along the way.

On the way back we will take them through the agility course, then walk them back through our forest garden to our starting point.

There is an opportunity to visit the shop where we stock yarn, gifts, alpaca socks and alpaca duvets and pillows.

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THE PERFECT DAY OUT OR GIFT

Many of our treks are given as a birthday or christmas present in the form of a voucher. The lucky recipient can then organise a date which suits us all.

Non trekking people can accompany the trekkers, enjoy a walk round the farm at their own pace, or spend time in the conservatory, garden or shop.

Booking is essential for all treks and tours:

email taylor.browne@clara.net or call 01209 831672 to book.

 

OUR REGULAR TREK: £25 PER ADULT

Our normal trek is suitable for any able-bodied person, although sensible shoes should be worn as the bridleway is uneven in parts and can be muddy when it rains. Children under 12 share a llama or an alpaca with a responsible adult. Normally 1 - 1.5 hours. There is a maximum number of 6 trekkers at a time


CAMELIDS WITH A SLICE:

We are lucky to have the delightful Homestead Woodland Garden and Slice Restaurant very close at hand. Why not take a trek down to see the lovely garden (£3 entry) or the Sculpture lawn (free). Have morning coffee, afternoon tea or a delicious lunch. This trek is available on Thursday and Fridays only. We ‘park’ the llamas in their Camelid Corral... whilst enjoying the gardens and food. (No food included in price)

Regular Trek plus Woodland Garden: £35.00 pp
Trek to Woodland Garden and Slice only: £25.00 pp


GUIDED TOUR OF FARM: £7.50 PER ADULT

Not up to a full trek but want to have a look around the gardens and see the animals?
We offer a guided tour of the farm and animals - normally 45 minutes duration.

CHILDREN UNDER 16 HALF PRICE FOR TOURS AND TREKS

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Max - one of the trekking alpacas
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The llama corral at Homestead Garden
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our friendly cria
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meet some of the other animals
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llamas ready to go
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medieval bridleway
REGULAR TREK:  ADULT £25

REGULAR TREK:  CHILD UNDER 16 £12.50

REGULAR TREK PLUS
WOODLAND GARDEN:  ADULT
£35.00

REGULAR TREK PLUS WOODLAND GARDEN:   CHILD UNDER 16 £17.50

TREK TO WOODLAND GARDEN
AND SLICE:   ADULT
£25.00

TREK TO WOODLAND GARDEN AND SLICE:  CHILD UNDER 16 £12.50

Llamas and Alpacas are both members of the South American Camelid Family. Alpacas are kept for their beautiful fibre, and llamas are the pack animals.

Do they spit? Only very rarely, and then normally at each other over food.

We use our male and female llamas for trekking, and our male alpacas.

Our female alpacas are used for breeding, and if you visit us in the summer you will usually see the babies, known as cria.

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We are located near Porkellis (between Helston and Redruth) in a County Wildlife site and a Unesco World Heritage site. We breed alpacas and keep rare breed sheep, horses, goats and pigs.

Many rescued animals have found their way to our farm, so the llamas help out by trekking to pay feed and vet’s bills.

We use the alpaca fibre to produce beautiful yarns, socks, duvets and pillows. All are available on our online shop.

Vouchers are available here for all our treks.

 

When you have purchased your trek, email us at:

taylor.browne@clara.net

or call 01209 831672 to organise a date to suit us all.

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