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Catanger Llama Trekking

Get your walking boots on and head to the beautiful village of Weedon Lois for an animal encounter experience you'll never forget.

Established in 1995, Catanger Llamas is in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside, often referred to as the county of ‘squires and spires’ with idyllic villages and beautiful undulating countryside, unspoilt and blissfully quiet.


Llamas are gentle, inquisitive animals that will make a walk in the countryside or on the farm into something wonderful and unforgettable. Walking at a comfortable pace of around 2 miles an hour, you can’t actually ride them but these lovely pack animals will willingly carry your rucksack whilst you enjoy the beautiful scenery. What better way to get away from it all than by leading a gentle llama along bridleways, farm tracks and country lanes. A perfect way to de-stress!

With treks for everyone from unforgettable childrens parties, memorable corporate days, fun hen parties or just simply a day out with friends and family, Catanger Llama Trekking is there for everyone to enjoy. Or you cansimplybuy a trekking voucher to give as a gift.

These experiences are not just about trekking with these fabulous animals though, the farm alsobreed llamas and during the summer months you can visitthe mums and babies. Insidethe log cabin visitor centre, you can see a range of goodsmade from llama fibre alongside many other llama related gifts that will remind you of your visit to Catanger.

  • Personally guided treks available all year round
  • Your own llama for the trek (children will share 1 llama with an adult)
  • Children experience for free!
  • Disabled access and facilities in Visitor Centre

When You've Booked: You will receive a confirmation from us immediately. You will then be required to call the supplier before arrival directly to prebook your preferred date and time.

On-Farm Trek

We begin with an introduction about llamas followed by instruction on handling and meet the llamas. This trek takes us through our specially mown rides in our 20 acre native woodland at Catanger Farm.

Back at the farm you are invited to visit our mothers and babies and to see what we make from our llama fibre in our ‘Llamarabilia’ gift shop. You are welcome to picnic on the farm before or after your trek or you can sample one of the local country Inns – Available all year!

Children 5-14 years free of charge but must be accompanied by one adult for each child, sharing a llama. Not suitable for younger children.

Please make sure you have sensible footwear for trekking in, if we have had some rain wellies are essential, if not walking boots or strong trainers are advised please are preparedfor the weather.

Half Day Experience

We begin with an introduction about llamas followed by instruction on handling and meet the llamas. The trek takes us across country, through arable, pasture and woodland. The trek covers 3.5 to 4 miles taking around 2 hours.

Back at the farm you are invited to visit our mothers and babies and to see what we make from our llama fibre in our ‘Llamarabilia’ gift shop. You are welcome to picnic on the farm before or after your trek or you can sample one of the local country Inns. Available all year!

Children 8-14 years free of charge but must be accompanied by one adult for each child, sharing a llama. Not suitable for younger children.

Please make sure you have sensible footwear for trekking in, if we have had some rain wellies are essential, if not walking boots or strong trainers are advised and please are preparedfor the weather. Long trousers are also advisable even in the heat of the summer as there can be biting insects and long grass in places. A water bottle is also a good idea... but don't worry you won't have to carry it!

FAQs

What is a Llama Trek?

You don’t ride llamas but they will carry your pack whilst you enjoy a trek through some beautiful English countryside using bridleways, farm tracks and country lanes. All treks are personally guided and include one llama each.

Is it difficult?

No, it must be one of the easiest, low risk leisure activities ever. After just a few minutes instruction, you are ready to lead your llama out on a trek. However, you must be fit enough to walk for several miles along bridleways and tracks that may be uneven or muddy in places.

How far is it?

A-two hour trek covers around four miles. There are no steep hills to climb, just gently undulating country. The on-farm trek is just under two miles.

When can I do it?

We trek any day of the week all year round.

What about the weather?

It shouldn’t stop us trekking, call first if you are in doubt.

What should I wear?

Comfortable, strong footwear is advisable. Even in summer some of the bridleways can be wet underfoot. Full length trousers are advised.

Who can go?

No unaccompanied children under 12, no spectators and sorry – no dogs!

What if I need to cancel?

Seven days’ notice once a date has been booked.

SPECIAL OFFER: 1x FREE child place (for age 8-14 years only) will automatically be given per adult ticket purchased/shown above. Please ensure you provide details of any free children when calling the number above.

Ticket Information

Availability:Daily year round. Vouchers are open dated but you must book your preferred date and time directly with the venuebefore arrival.

Meeting Time:Will be confirmed bycalling the number on your voucher. Please be at the Visitor Centre on site at least 15min before your booked time slot.

Meeting Point:Please meet at the Visitor Centre cabin on site at the farm where you will be met by your tour leader. Full arrival and driving instructions will be given on booking.

Duration: 2.5HRS-3HRS approx

Address: Catanger Farm, Wappenham Road, Weedon Lois, Towcester, NORTHANTS NN12 8FN.

Additional Information: Half Day Experiences are not suitable for children under 8 years of age. Guests under 15 years old must be accompanied by an adult; one adult per child sharing one llama. Please ensure you have suitable footwear for trekking in. Wellies are essential if there has been rain; alternatively, walking boots and strong trainers are advised. For any cancellations please note that once you have confirmed your booking via the venue, your experience is 100% non-refundable or amendable if cancelled within 7 days of the booked trek. Outside of 7 days, all treks are transferrable and cancellations will be considered.