Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Looking for something quirky? How about the chance to go llama trekking in Yorkshire. Yes, we know these slightly strange looking creatures and their cousins alpacas are more normally found in South America, but you don’t have to venture that far when you can meet them in Nidderdale.
Nidderdale Llamas operates from Kiln Farm, a friendly, family-run trekking centre in heart of Nidderdale, not far from the town of Pately Bridge in North Yorkshire.
Llama trekking takes place year round and all abilities and age groups are welcome, although kids need to be seven years old to take part in greeting experiences and over 10 to be able to trek around the surrounding gorgeous countryside. (It should be noted that you cannot actually ride a llama and that trekking is actually leading them on a walk).
All treks and experiences need to be pre-booked, so you can be matched up with your perfect companion, and outings range from short treks around the farm to full-day trek experiences.
If you can’t bear to be parted from your llama friends at the end of the experience, don’t worry, there are llama adoption packages available.
Experiences can go wider than simply trekking with the llamas too. Nidderdale Llamas offers hen do experiences where the llamas come with their own pink L plates, and you can even get a pair of llamas to accompany the bride and groom on their special day. They can walk down the aisle with the happy couple and even carry their rings for them.
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