Up close and personal
Welcome to Lydford Gorge Alpacas
Hands on Animal Experiences
Nestled on the Western fringe of the Dartmoor National Park and opposite Lydford Gorge, the alpaca boys - Batman, Bubbles, Barney, Penfold, Macca, Mr Sharps 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 two 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 Animal Encounter and get a whole exclusive hour just for your group with all of the alpacas and our sweet woolly sheep. 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.
Take a 2.5 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 10 people so that you can enjoy the beauty and stillness of your surroundings with your new furry friend. No coach parties here!
Find out the latest things the boys have been up to...
The Alpaca boys TV debut with ITV
6th October, 2020
Bubbles was out with Penfold and Barney filming with Josie Gibson and ITV this week for a feature on the This Morning show. The three boys were very professional and took it all in their stride - no divas here!
Mr T though seemed to be missing in action, he's obviously camera shy...
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.
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.