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Surrey Hills Llamas

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Walking a llama is not something you do every day (unless you are us of course). Here are a few of the questions we are most frequently asked. If you have more, don't hesitate to contact us.

Are you a visitor centre?

No. This is something we hope to change in the future. We only have pre-booked llama trekking guests. You can sometimes see our llamas from the garden of The Merry Harriers Pub. 

What if the weather is bad on the day?

If we have heavy, persistent rain, we postpone the trek. If we have drizzle or showers, we go  we can always find sheltered routes.  The Surrey Hills has its own micro-climate  and we have regularly picnicked in the sunshine watching downpours over the South Downs.

How often do llama treks take place?

March to December. We close in January and February as the footpaths can be unpassable.

Where are you?

In the beautiful village of Hambledon in Surrey. See our contact page for details and a map of how to get to us.

How many people are there on a trek?

It simply depends on how many book but we limit the maximum number to roughly 16. Sometimes it may be just 2 but we average 8-10.

Do we get a llama each?

It is usually one llama between two people.

Can you ride llamas?

No, an adult llama is very strong but weight must be hung off his side in packs. Llamas have a very straight and rigid backbone and although people have ridden them in the past, it is now known to damage their backs

What if I can't make my trek?

Deposits are not refundable but they are transferable. You can simply move your booking to another date or get back to us when convenient.

I have a special dietary requirement?

We cater for all diets  - vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, wheat free. We don't use nuts in anything.

Can we bring treats for the llamas?

Yes, llamas love carrots, apples and Brussels sprouts. We make special treat stops along the way. It's always a great photo opportunity.

Can we bring our dog?

Yes, but please let us know in advance. Llamas are very sociable and friendly towards most dogs but if you think your dog may bark constantly or if he/she is a terrier type likely to run around their back legs then it would be better not to.