Award winning alpaca farm in Dartmoor National Park
Up close and personal
Welcome to Lydford Gorge Alpacas
Alpaca experiences with a difference! Hands on and interactive - the cuddliest of alpacas await.
Nestled on the Western fringe of the Dartmoor National Park, Devon and opposite Lydford Gorge, where the alpaca boys - Batman, Joker, Bubbles, Barney, Penfold, Macca, Mr Sharps, Jasper, Clifton, Ocado, Tucker and Mr T - are waiting to give you a warm Devon welcome to their home. Spending time with these gentle, curious and affectionate animals will lift your spirits, restore your energy and wellbeing, all whilst breathing in the fresh Dartmoor air. Prepare to have your hearts well and truly stolen!
We offer four immersive experiences in the beautiful Devon countryside with the animals so the only thing you need to do now is decide which one! Our half day Alpaca Trekking experience will have you leading your own alpaca across a picturesque moorland track in Dartmoor National Park. Or choose an Alpaca Encounter and get a whole exclusive, highly interactive hour just for your group with all of the alpacas and our sweet woolly sheep. If you fancy something even more relaxing opt for a Picnic with the Pacas experience where you bring your own picnic to enjoy in our secluded orchard. The animals will be right next you in the adjacent paddock where you can choose when to go and interact with them.
Or perhaps you are a solo traveller or just looking for something completely unusual and quirky? Then why not try your hand at an Alpaca Speed Dating Trek? Join 12 likeminded singles on a trek with the alpacas where you will get to take part in a series of speed dates along the route. Don't worry as your alpaca is there to help break the ice and give you a talking point. We finish off this 5 hour experience with a two course Sunday lunch at The Castle Inn, a beautiful pub in the local village of Lydford.
Can't decide or looking for a fun and unusual gift? Then you can treat a loved one to some time with these heartbreakers with a gift card which can be redeemed against any experience.
Have a larger group of you? Then we have that covered too! Check out our great upfront group packages for Alpaca Trekking. You will save £ on the per person price and get some extra freebies added in.
All you need to do now is decide on your favourite alpaca experience!
Take a 2 mile trek with your own alpaca across open moorland in Dartmoor National Park, taking in picturesque views of the iconic Brentor Church, Great Links, Alms and Brat Tor.
Your 3 hour experience is capped at 12 people so that you can enjoy the beauty and stillness of your surroundings with your new furry friend. No coach parties here!
How to find us
Lydford Gorge Alpacas, Forda Farm, Lydford, EX20 4BL
We are conveniently located directly opposite the entrance for the National Trust Whitelady Waterfalls at Lydford Gorge. Park anywhere on the driveway and I will come out to greet you. Macca will be waiting for you at the gate hoping for a kiss!
Don't have a car? Then you are in luck as the 118 bus service run by Dartline Coaches stops right outside. This frequent service runs from Okehampton to Tavistock. The stop on the timetable is called Lydford Gorge lower entrance.
Prefer to cycle? The lane that runs past the farm is the West 27 cycle route and you can leave your bicycle safe behind a locked gate.