Alpaca trekking in Dartmoor National Park, Devon

Alpaca Experiences in Dartmoor National Park


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Welcome to Lydford Gorge Alpacas

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Alpaca experiences with a difference! Hands on and interactive - the cuddliest of alpacas await.

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Alpaca experiences 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 Animal 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. Picnics can also be added on after your Trek or Animal Encounter as there is never enough time with these amazing creatures and you will be hungry after so much excitement.

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 both Encounters and 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!

Devon Alpaca Trekking in Dartmoor National Park

Alpaca Trekking

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!

Find out the latest things the boys have been up to...
RHS Rosemoor The Great Wool Weekend
The Great Wool Weekend

RHS ROSEMOOR 9th & 10th April 2022

Some of the alpaca boys will be showing off their beautiful winter fleeces at RHS Rosemoor's The Great Wool Weekend in April.

We will be at the show on both days so start the Easter holidays with some alpaca fun and come and see the boys at the event. It looks set to be an amazing day out at the same time as getting to visit one of the UKs most beautiful gardens in springtime.


For more details on the show click HERE

A huge thank you to you and your boys for making the trek the highlight of our stay in Lydford and for giving us such great memories to treasure. Not forgetting, of course, a big thank you to Annette and Keith for choosing such a special and original gift for our birthdays!

Hope the construction work on your holiday let is progressing well, Helen, and wishing you every success with your business going forward. Best wishes Elaine, Jim and Kelly

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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.

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