Alpaca Walking

WE ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THE SEASON. WALKS WILL RESTART IN APRIL.

IF YOU ARE STAYING WITH US AT THE B&B THEN YOU ARE MORE THAN WELCOME TO SPEND AS MUCH TIME AS YOU LIKE WITH THE ALPACAS IN THIER FIELDS.
OTHERWISE WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN APRIL.


Due to COVID 19 and the new social distancing restrictions we have had to make a few changes to our alpaca walks. Please read the below very carefully.

We will be running walks twice a day, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, until the end of October. Starting at 10.30am & 2.00pm and lasting around 60 minutes. (Please note the only Saturdays available are 17th & 31st October)

These will be run with one booking per walk, with a minimum of 2 adults and a maximum of 5 people. Due to this, you will need to walk an alpaca each (no sharing)
Due to the limited number we are allowed to walk at one time, we have had to increase our prices to £30 per person (Children £15 aged 10-15yrs to share an alpaca with an adult).
Please see below for how to book.

 If you need help or more information, please call Bea on 07733 101137 or email hello@hammonds-farm.co.uk.

BOOKING

If you already have a booking/voucher/cancelled booking from during lockdown, then we will honour the prices and party set up as long as it is less than 5 people.

To book - please email Bea on hello@hammonds-farm.co.uk, with the number of alpacas you would like to walk, the date and the time. It would be sensible to have a couple of options for dates due to the limited number of walks, especially for Saturdays.
You will then be sent an invoice, payable online, bookings will only be confirmed once payment has been received.

Bookings will be taken on a first come first served basis.

Cotswold Alpaca Walking Experience

Our Alpaca Walking Experiences at Hammonds Farm, Stroud,  will run from June through to  the end of October.

Alpacas are South American camels and are fascinating animals.  They are similar to, and often confused with the llama. However, alpacas are often noticeably smaller than llamas. With a gorgeous soft fluffy fleece. They have a very kind nature and are deeply intrigued by everything that we humans may be doing and keep surprising us by what they get up to.  Their babies  (known as “cria”) are spectacular.

Alpaca Walking - What to Expect

We will be running walks twice a day, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays (Currently only 17th & 31st October available), until the end of October. Starting at 10.30am & 2.00pm and lasting around 60 minutes. (Please note Saturdays in August are fully booked)
These will be run with one booking per walk, with a minimum of 2 adults and a maximum of 5 people. Due to this, you will need to walk an alpaca each (no sharing) 
Due to the limited number we are allowed to walk at one time, we have had to increase our prices to £30 per person (£15 per child aged 10-15 yrs sharing with an adult).
Please see below for how to book.



Before the walk starts, you will be able to choose your alpaca and start getting acquainted with each other.  We will explain the many ways in which alpacas differ from other animals and show you some techniques for making your alpaca walk go smoothly. 

We will then take you for a 30 – 45 minute walk with one of the home team in the lead. Alpacas do not walk very quickly,  and there will be several pauses for lots of selfies,  questions and chat. All the walking will be across fields or on grass paths within the boundaries of the farm.

Please bring suitable outdoor clothing and, in particular, sturdy footwear or gumboots.

Alpaca Walking Terms & Conditions

Please note the following Terms & Conditions:

  • Children must be over 15 to lead their own alpaca,  but one child between 10 & 15 can accompany an adult walker at £15 per person.
  • Sadly we are unable to allow younger children to come on the walks:  alpacas can react badly to sudden movements and unexpected noises!
  • No dogs are allowed on walks.  If possible,  please leave your dogs at home rather than in your car.
  • We have a strict No Smoking policy on the farm.
  • Walks are strictly by appointment and must be pre-booked and paid for in advance.
  • If you need to cancel,  your payment is refundable if you give us at least 48 hours notice.  Should we cancel,  we will refund you.
  • The maximum number of alpacas being walked at the same time will be limited to 5.
  • There will be hand sanitiser and hand washing facilities available and social distancing will be observed. Please email if you would like further information.

Postal Address & Directions

Our address is: Hammonds Farm, Wick Street,  Stroud,  Glos GL6 7QN


 
SatNav is not very helpful.  Leave Stroud on A46 heading for Painswick, then turn diagonally right onto Wick Street (Painswick Old Road).  60 yards after passing Hawkwood College on your right,  you will see signs for the Hammonds Farm B&B on your left.

Emergency contact :  Please text/ring 07733101137  if you need help!