Walks

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Walks set off at 1.45 pm every day except on Tuesdays and Thursdays, please arrive at 1.30 pm for your walk to meet the alpacas.

For the family ticket with 3 or 4 children you can book option 1 twice: 1 adult and 2 child or option 1 and option 2 for up to two children.

Children must be over 8 years old and accompany an adult.

Adults who want to walk an alpaca each can book option 2 twice.

Option 1: 1 Adult and up to 2 Children with 1 Alpaca: £30
Option 2: 1 Adult walking with 1 Alpaca: £24
Option 3: 2 Adults sharing 1 alpaca: £42
Option 4: Spectator not leading Alpaca but accompanying the walk: £15

 

Note there is a limit of two spectators per alpaca walk booking.

Walking with alpacas in the beautiful Hambleton Hills is a wonderful experience; here are a few more details to help you to decide if it’s for you or those you might want to treat to the experience.

How long does a walk take? 
Our normal walk is just over an hour but you should allow up to 2 hours for your experience to meet other alpacas and take pictures.

What happens on our experience? 
When you arrive you’ll meet the alpacas that you are going to walk with and be given a briefing. There are ample opportunities for photos along the way and you will see some of the rest of the herd. We’ll tell you about alpacas as we walk; where they are from, what they eat, about their fleece and how they are farmed. The views on a clear day are stunning and you can see the White Horse at Kilburn and the Vale of York.

Physical activity:
The farm is on a gentle slope and we walk over grassy tracks and paths. The pace is quite slow, as alpacas like to look round and take in their surroundings. Children 7 to 17 years old can take part but mush be with an adult to lean an alpaca. The walks are not suitable for people with walking difficulties or young children but do give me a call and we can discuss a farm visit.

Clothing and Equipment: 
Waterproof footwear with closed toes us advisable and gloves and scarves on cold days are must. You are walking in the countryside and the grass may be wet, and some areas can be muddy.

Weather:
We walk if it is drizzling or light rain but not if its pouring with rain; on some days we can postpone your walk for a short while, or we can rearrange your walk for another date. Please call for advice before you leave if the weather is bad.

How many people and alpacas will there be on my walk?  
Alpacas are herd animals and so we walk with a minimum of 2 alpacas and a maximum of 10, so you can choose to share an alpacas between two people in your party or lead one on your own. You might be on a walk with other guests; to book an exclusive walk for your group or at a different time, please call 07716 917315. Prices start at £72

Special Occasions:  
We can cater for any special occasion that you might have in mind; hen parties, birthdays, anniversaries. We can provide alpaca gifts or flowers, cakes or champagne – please call for prices and to discuss your requirements.

Farm Visits: 
If you are not able to walk with an alpaca and would like to arrange a farm visit, please call Jacki on 07716 917315. Prices start at £72

Booking: 
We are only able to provide walks that have been pre-booked by e mailing jacki@beaconalpacas.co.uk or calling on 07716 917315, 01347 868879. You can also book online. Click here.

Cancellation can be made 48 hours before your walk by contacting us.

If the weather is very wet on the day of your walk you can call to rearrange, if there are no suitable alternatives we will offer you a refund.

In the instance of a refund being given we will deduct the administration costs.

Gift vouchers will be posted immediately after payment and are valid for 1 year after purchase.

Payment is via our online shop, by bank transfer, PayPal or cheque in advance. We accept cash on the day for walks booked at short notice.

How to find us:
Sat Nav takes you to The Old Lodge which is 100 metres from us on the other side of the road heading out of Husthwaite. Our address is: Suncliffe Beacon Farm, Malton Street, Husthwaite, YO61 4PD. Park at the gate or drive up to the barn – please close the gate after you arrive. We look forward to meeting you soon.

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