A friend had a day llama trekking given as a birthday present, I agreed to accompany her. We had a walk in the morning, coffee and scone, then llamas were loaded into a horse box and we walked along a path to a church where we had the option of soft drinks or wine in the field beside the church. The weather was glorious and the llamas were calm, friendly and so easy to lead along the trek path. Graham who leads the trek with his daughter Caroline was such good company, telling us about the local history and countryside. He told us all about the llama as a species and obviously enjoyed the role of hosting the treks.
This llama trek had been a retirement present for me from work and although it had been my choice, I was not entirely sure what to expect. We had two different treks to choose from and although the 3 hour one sounded good, we opted for the hour one instead as we were novices. Initially, we had a tour of the menagerie of animals and birds (and I fell in love with the Bengal cats immediately). This was an unexpected extra for us. Our llama was called Mr T. He was incredibly placid and walking him was easier than walking a dog as he just ambled alongside us. Our guide was very knowledgeable and shared her wealth of experience and information with us. There were two other people on the trek and their llama was Barney who was clearly the leader of the pack. Were I to do this again, I would book the longer session, now I know what to expect. By the end, my friend and I were both totally in love with Mr T. At the end of the walk, we had coffee and cake in the coffee and were presented with our certificates. All in all, a great day and I would recommend it to anyone who likes llamas or would like to try out a different activity.
Where to begin?! Our llama, Bilby was lovely. He loved posing for photos, hugs and having his neck stroked. He was very gentle and inquisitive. It was an absolute pleasure. The guides were very friendly, knowledgeable and happy to take lots of pictures of us with Bilby. We got to see some nice countryside and local history. The post trek tea and cake in the Llama Karma Cafe was a nice touch. The tray bakes were really good. A must for all llama lovers!
Fab time staying at Owl Cottage and taking llamas for a walk – highly recommended fun activity with knowledgeable friendly staff and wonderful friendly llamas – what more could you want?