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Alpaca Walking

 

We are now offering a fabulous Alpaca walking experience in the East Hertfordshire countryside. It makes a fantastic present or a treat for yourself. A really different experience for that animal/alpaca mad friend or relative. You can also give our gift voucher which comes in values of £25, £50 £75 or £100 so the recipient can book a walk on a date convenient for them ( Valid until 30th April 2019)

There are two options.. you can have your own alpaca for the entirety of the walk OR share an alpaca with a friend – you and your friend can take turns leading your alpaca during the walk.  

 

After September we have one October date and a December date and then two dates in January 2019. Our Spring/Summer season 2019 then starts in April 2019. Dates for April onwards will be on the website from Dec 1st.

Check out our programme below…
 

  • Alpaca WalkingShort talk on alpacas and the background to Yew Tree Alpacas
  • Introduction to the alpacas
  • Guidance and advice on handling and walking your alpaca
  • Practice mini walk around our field- get to know your alpaca and get confidence before going out on the walk
  • Alpaca walk in the lovely East Herts countryside on local footpaths and tracks
  • Walk duration approx. 45 minutes
  • Return alpaca to their field – remove headcollars say goodbye
  • Back to base for tea, coffee & biscuits
  • Chance to buy Yew Tree alpaca yarns & other alpaca products
 

 

Please ensure you read our Terms & Conditions before you book. Click here for details.

 

Recent Testimonials

These lovely comments are from some of visitors in 2017 & 2018......

 

Hi Penny & Steven, just a quick note to say thank you both for a truly enjoyable afternoon we both had with you both, all the alpacas and of course Isaacs.  I have wanted a walk with them for years and it was well worth waiting for. We very much want to come again so keeping my fingers crossed.
Maggi, Hitchin

 

I just wanted to say a big thank you for this morning, my son had a brilliant time, we all enjoyed it. Your alpacas are lovely animals all with their own characters!  I can see why you keep them.  I'm sure we will be back at some point. 
Lisa, Welwyn

 

 

 

What an absolutely brilliant experience. We both enjoyed it very much and hope to return to do another walk with you soon. 

Katie

 

 

Booking and prepayment are essential to secure a place.

 
Book online or by telephoning 01763 848257 or send a cheque with your name and full contact details to: Yew Tree Alpacas, Anstey, Herts. SG90DA
 

Book Alpaca Walking online

 

 

Alpaca Walking Dates  - Autumn-Winter 2018

 

What a better way to get out in the countryside with an alpaca walking experience with Yew Tree Alpacas.

 

We have limited dates in the Autumn/Winter as we sell at Christmas Fairs throughout November and into December. However we have 3 walks available in January - these are now available to book online.

 

Click here for our Christmas Fairs list

 

Autumn/Winter 2018

 

Date: Saturday 13th October 2018 - refreshments & biscuits only  - Fully Booked

Time: 10-12 midday

  

Date: Saturday 13th October 2018 - includes Cream tea  - Fully Booked

Time: 2.30-4.30pm

 

Date: Saturday 22nd Dec 2018 - with mulled wine & mince pies - Fully Booked

Time: 10am-12 midday

 

Winter 2019

 

Date: Saturday 5th Jan 2018 - refreshments & biscuits - Book Now

Time: 10am-12 midday

 

Date: Saturday 5th Jan 2018 - includes Cream tea  - Book Now

Time: 2-4pm

 

Date: Saturday 12th Jan 2018 - refreshments & biscuits - Book Now

Time: 10am-12 midday

 

 

 

 

 

Prices

 

Two people sharing an alpaca (if one a child must be 10yrs+)* £34.00
1 adult 16 yrs and over walking one alpaca £25.00
Four-five photos - one with the group & one of you & your friend with your alpaca during the walk emailed 5 days after event £5.00
Four-five photos - one of group & one of you/your partner as above hard copy in colour, sent in the post £9.00

 

*The accompanying child should be a minimum age of 10 yrs

 

If you need to purchase photos after the event you can do so here.
 

 

 Please note the following terms & conditions regarding Yew Tree Alpacas, Alpaca Walking

 

  • We can take a maximum of 8 alpacas on the walk and a minimum of 5. If the bookings fall below 5 then we will offer an alternative date or your money back.
  • When walking out in the countryside we have two Yew Tree personnel on foot at the front and back of the alpacas for extra safety and security.
  • Children are welcome 10 years and above. They can share an alpaca with an adult but the accompanying adult must be 16 years or above. Note you cannot book 1 person, 1 alpaca option for a child under 16 yrs.
  • Children accompanying an adult (sharing an alpaca) must be 10 yrs and over. 
  • Note if you book just 1 adult 1 alpaca option we assume you will be attending alone. If it is only you who wants to do the walk and your partner isn't interested then you book the shared option and you do all the walking with our alpaca
  • If you come with someone who has not booked, they either drop you off and return later or wait in the car. There is no waiting area on site for those who have not booked.
  • There is no discount on the two person price if the child is one of the pair
  • Our all inclusive price includes the initial talk, advice and guidance on handling, the alpaca walking experience both in our fields and out in the countryside and tea/coffee biscuits at the end of the walk.
  • On booking you will receive confirmation by email within 48 hrs. Approx 5-7 days before the event you will receive the detailed programme and info about what to wear and what to expect.
  • You can swop to a different date of walk at no extra charge if more than 14 days before the date of your walk. If you swop to a new date within 14 days prior to the event there will be a charge of £10 per booking.
  • Cancellation 14 or more days prior to the event 50% refund. Within 14 days no refund.
  • If some of your group do not attend on the day there are no refunds. The cancellation rules apply, therefore if, up to 14 days before the event part of your group cannot  attend then you can cancel and receive 50% refund.
  • Please note the duration of the alpaca walk is approx. 45 minutes on local footpaths and bridleways with some uneven ground. The whole event is 2-2.25hrs. if you are a slow walker, unsteady on your feet or have an injury which impacts on your walking ability, then the walk will not be suitable. You must also be able to use both hands to hold the lead rope when walking your alpaca, if you cannot do this then the alpaca walk is not suitable for you.
  • Alpacas can be scared or surprised by sudden sounds/movement this means that it is possible your alpaca may suddenly pull or shy during the walk. This is not common/usual but it is possible. You must be confident that you have the strength to hold the alpaca if he suddenly pulls forward during the walk.
  • If you are not sure then please telephone us and we will advise whether the walk is suitable or rather our alpaca adventure may be more suitable.

 

 

 

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Testimonials

Hi Penny & Steven, just a quick note to say thank you both for a truly enjoyable afternoon we both had with you both, all the alpacas and of course Isaac. I have wanted a walk with them for years and it was well worth waiting for. We very much want to come again so keeping my fingers crossed.

Maggi, Hitchin

 

 

What an absolutely brilliant experience. We both enjoyed it very much and hope to return to do another walk with you soon. 

 

Katie