Lockdown and restrictions have been tough on us all. The alpacas have been missing their carrot and we’ve been missing you!
Weekends are very busy and the best way to check availability is to text Debbie on 0790 334 7790 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ve studied the Government’s guidance on dealing with Covid-19 and made a few sensible changes to our walk ‘n’ talks whilst trying to keep them fun, informative and safe.
Feel free to read the Government’s advice yourself here, alternatively here is a summary of the changes we’ve made.
- When you arrive we’ll do a welcome briefing to explain what will happen on the walk, this only takes a few minutes.
- Social distancing guidelines should be followed at all times.
- Hand sanitiser is available at the start and end of the walk.
- Carrot slices are now provided in individual bags, no charge of course!
- The alpacas are haltered and ready for you to collect so we don’t have to hand the rope to you.
- At the end of the walk we’ll ask you to be patient going into our shepherd’s hut shop – we know you’re desperate to go in and spend, spend, spend!!!
Hundreds of people have already been on our alpaca walk ‘n’ talks and we’re sure you will leave with a smile, lots of pictures and a story to tell. The record holder is someone who has been 14 times!
The walks happen all year round and please remember you need to book in advance. Weekends tend to be busier and the nicer the weather, the busier we get!
What do we do?
Everyone gets their own alpaca on a rope and halter and we go for a guided gentle walk in our private grounds, over fields and through an ancient woodland. The walk is about a mile over easy terrain and lasts at least an hour. The alpacas love their walks because they get to eat new grass and you feed them carrot slices (that we provide). The whole walk is in the safety and beauty of our private 110 acre grounds at Turpin’s Hill Farm in the fabulous Tyne Valley, Northumberland NE15 OJX. We can’t stop talking alpaca and during your visit we will share some information about their history and personalities as we walk round the farm. It’s highly likely we will also meet the sheep, Angora
and pygmy goats, chickens, donkeys, hares, roe deer, cats, many birds and any other creature we happen across!
One of our visitors wrote a lovely article about his time with us and you can read it by clicking here.
The alpaca walk n talk group sizes vary weekends are generally busier. You can come on your own or we can accommodate larger groups – we’ve done a few company team building events and several hen do’s. The minimum age to go on the walk is 10 and children under 16 have to be accompanied by a paying adult.
At only £25 per person (discounts for adoption and holiday cottage guests) this is a real treat so please contact us to arrange your booking or to ask any other questions. Due to an increase in no-shows payment is now required in advance, just click the button below to pay by bank transfer, card payment or paypal. Save yourself the postage by selecting “click and collect from farm” which will give you a reference number to share with us when you make your booking.
Our alpaca business is licenced by Northumberland County Council “for the keeping or training of animals for exhibition under the Animal Welfare regulations 2018 part 2” and we were highly commended. Our licence number is NPA/62.
Debbie, Paul and the alpacas look forward to welcoming you very soon!
Stay safe and well everyone!
“Just wanted to say Thank you for a lovely afternoon on Sunday! We both had a great time!”
– Claire and Dan, Morpeth
“Lovely animals, lovely people and lovely views @BarnacreAlpacas
preparing our Christmas order already!”
“Thanks we had a great time. It was nice to meet you and all of the alpacas”
– Mr O’B and partner, Newcastle upon Tyne