Welcome to Barnacre Alpacas run by Debbie and Paul Rippon.
Originally townies from the housing estates of Nottingham with a cat from the RSPCA! We’ve left our office jobs and after a lot of learning, help and hard work we have built a farm from scratch and now have around 400 alpacas! We breed and sell friendly champion alpacas in Northumberland and use their fleeces to make beautiful hand made knitwear which you can buy at our online shop or at our alpaca farm if you come on one of our walk n talks. Whether you’re new to alpacas or an established owner, we’d like to invite you to come along and see our herd, by appointment only please, and find out why we love alpacas!

Alpaca walk and talk

Hugely popular with bookings from 1 to as many people as you like! Minimum age is 10, everyone gets their own alpaca, the experiences lasts at least an hour and the price is £30 per person, payable in advance. This is a gentle guided walk through beautiful countryside, with lots of alpaca facts and fun along the way.

Special stays in the heart of Barnacre

We have two fabulous holiday cottages on the farm which we’re proud to say continually get 5 star reviews and have earned us Superhost status on Airbnb. Take a look at a truly memorable option for a mini-break or more!

Friendly, show-winning alpacas for sale

Your alpacas should be exactly what you want. If you want fantastic genetics, stunning fleeces, show winners and friendly alpacas we can help you make an informed choice with no pressure. We hardly ever advertise the alpacas we have for sale because we like to get to really understand what will work for you.

Stronger, warmer, softer...

…it must be our alpaca knitwear! Each hand-made item is made with love using our very own alpaca fleece. For a unique gift that just keeps giving, or for a special treat for yourself, there’s something for everyone in our online shop.

Get Involved

Come and see us

In addition to walk and talks,
we can now offer accommodation
on the farm. Find out more.

Adopt an alpaca

Whether you’re looking for an unusual birthday present or a new furry family member, we have adoption packages to suit all interests!

Shop at Barnacre

Alpacas are bred around the world for their high quality fleece. Take a look at our products to find out why we love alpaca wool.

Happy Customers

“Phil and I bought our first alpacas from Debbie and Paul at Barnacre. Having researched other specialists in the region we decided that Debbie and Paul seemed to be the most passionate and most likely to give us the ongoing help we needed as novices. As it turned out our judgement was spot on!”