Trekking with Llamas
Llamas are gentle, inquisitive animals that will make a walk in the countryside into something wonderful and unforgettable. Walking at a comfortable pace of around 2 miles an hour, you can’t actually ride them but these lovely pack animals will willingly carry your rucksack whilst you enjoy the beautiful scenery. What better way to get away from it all than by leading a gentle llama along bridleways, farm tracks and country lanes. A perfect way to de-stress! Why not make a short break of it, come and explore this undiscovered part of the English countryside and stay in one of our unique on farm accommodations.
We have treks to suit everyone. We can organise a children’s party they will never forget, memorable corporate days, fun hen parties, or you can even buy a trekking voucher to give as a gift. We don’t just trek, we also breed llamas and during the summer months you can visit our mums and babies. Inside our log cabin visitor centre, you can see a range of goods we make from our llama fibre and sell alongside many other llama related gifts that will remind you of your visit to Catanger.
- Personally guided treks available all year round
- Your own llama for the trek or sharing between two
- Tailor-made corporate days and large party treks
- Children 7-14 years are welcome to join in but they must be accompanied by one adult for each child and be able to walk for 1-2 hours.
- On-farm treks for children’s parties. Not suitable for children under 7 years.
- Trekking vouchers for that unforgettable gift
- Single trekkers are welcome subject to booking dates
- Disabled access and facilities in Visitor Centre
We begin in our visitors centre with an introduction about llamas followed by instruction on handling and meet the llamas.
|Half-Day Experience||On-Farm Trek|
|This trek takes you across country, through arable, pasture and woodland. We cover 3.5 to 4 miles taking around 2 hours.
Two people with one llama – £60 per person
One person with one llama – £80
Sorry no spectators and no dogs
(This whole experience last approx. 3 hours)
|This trek takes you through specially mown rides in our 20 acre native woodland at Catanger Farm, covering approx 2 miles, taking around 1 hour.
Two people with one llama – £40 per person
One person with one llama – £50
Sorry no spectators and no dogs
(This whole experience last approx. 2 hours)
(Children 7-14 years for the on farm trek is £10 per child or 10-14 years for the half day experience which is £15 per child but they must be accompanied by one adult for each child, sharing a llama. Not suitable for younger children.)
Pre booking is essential. Please try and book as far in advance as you can as we get very booked up, especially at weekends and in the holidays.
Back at the farm you are then invited to visit our mothers and babies and to see what we make from our llama fibre in our ‘Llamarabilia’ gift shop. You are welcome to picnic on the farm before or after your trek or you can sample one of the local country Inns. Gift vouchers also available.
Contact Sarah for availability and bookings.
What is a Llama Trek?
You don’t ride llamas but they will carry your pack whilst you enjoy a trek through some beautiful English countryside using bridleways, farm tracks and country lanes. All treks are personally guided and include one llama each or one between two.
Is it difficult?
No, it must be one of the easiest, low risk leisure activities ever. After just a few minutes instruction, you are ready to lead your llama out on a trek. However, you must be fit enough to walk for several miles along bridleways and tracks that may be uneven or muddy in places.
How far is it?
A-two hour trek covers around 3.5-4 miles. There are no steep hills to climb, just gently undulating country. The on-farm trek is just under two miles.
When can I do it?
We trek any day of the week all year round.
What about the weather?
It shouldn’t stop us trekking, call first if you are in doubt.
What should I wear?
Comfortable, strong footwear is advisable. Even in summer some of the bridleways can be wet underfoot. Full length trousers are advised.
Who can go?
No unaccompanied children under 14, no spectators and sorry – no dogs!
What if I need to cancel?
Seven days’ notice once a date has been booked.