trekking

TREKKING AND FARM TOURS

Visit Carthvean Farm and take a llama or alpaca on a tour to see our lovely animals in a very special place.
trekking field
We aim to farm sustainably and organically at Carthvean Farm - come and find out how...

 

What happens on a trek?

You will meet your alpaca or llama in our barn where you will be able to brush or stroke them and find out about them and about the camelid family.

Full instruction is given on how to lead your trekker.

We then go for a circular walk around the farm, through our forest garden and visiting the other animals on the farm, including our alpaca herd, and our rare breed Golden Guernsey Goat herd along the way.

On the way back we may take them through the agility course on our way back to our starting point.

There is an opportunity to visit the shop where we stock yarn, gifts, alpaca socks and alpaca duvets and pillows.

leading trek

leading the trek

llamas ready to go

llamas ready to go

medieval bridleway

medieval bridleway

THE PERFECT TRIP OUT OR GIFT

Many of our treks are given as a birthday or Christmas present in the form of a voucher. The lucky recipient can then organise a date which suits us all.

Non trekking people can accompany the trekkers for the price of the farm tour, enjoy a walk round the farm at their own pace, or spend time in the conservatory, garden or shop.

Booking is essential for all treks and tours. Please note treks normally leave at 11 am, Monday-Friday.

To book please call Eleanor Pearce on 07547 841626 (ideally in office hours), or  email: pearce_eleanor@yahoo.co.uk

 

OUR REGULAR TREK:  £40 ADULT / £25 CHILDREN UNDER 16

Our normal trek is suitable for any able-bodied person,
although sensible shoes should be worn as the farm is
uneven in parts and can be muddy when it rains.

Children under 12 share a llama or an alpaca with a responsible adult.

Treks normally take about 1.5 hours. There is a maximum
number of 6 trekkers at a time

CAMELIDS WITH A SLICE:

We are lucky to have the delightful Homestead Woodland Garden and Slice Restaurant very close at hand.

After your trek why not walk down the bridleway to see their lovely
garden (£3 entry) or the Sculpture lawn (free). Have morning
coffee, or a delicious lunch.


GUIDED TOUR OF FARM: £10 (ADULT) OR £5 (CHILD)

Don’t fancy the full trek but want to have a look around the
farm, forest garden and see the animals? We offer a guided
tour of the farm and animals - normally 45 minutes duration.

 

trek voucher

 

Vouchers are available for our treks. We can post them to you or the recipient for £2.50 or you can request an email voucher for free!

When you have purchased your trek, email us at: taylor.browne@clara.net
to let us know where you would like the voucher sent and who you would like it made out to - or call 01209 831672.

REGULAR TREK:  ADULT £40

REGULAR TREK:  CHILD UNDER 16 £25

GUIDED TOUR OF FARM:  ADULT £10

GUIDED TOUR OF FARM:  CHILD £5
PRINTED VOUCHER (sent first class post) £2.50
 
EMAIL VOUCHER  
FREE

 

max trekking

Max - one of the trekking alpacas
llama corral

The llama corral at Homestead Garden
friendly cria

our friendly cria
other animals

meet some of the other animals

Llamas and Alpacas are both members of the South American Camelid Family. Alpacas are kept for their beautiful fibre, and llamas are the pack animals.

Do they spit? Only very rarely, and then normally at each other over food.

We use our male and female llamas for trekking, and our male alpacas.

Our female alpacas are used for breeding, and if you visit us in the summer you will usually see the babies, known as cria.

cria
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We are located near Porkellis (between Helston and Redruth) in a County Wildlife site and a Unesco World Heritage site. We breed alpacas and keep horses, goats and pigs.

Many rescued animals have found their way to our farm, so the llamas help out by trekking to pay feed and vet’s bills.

We use the alpaca fibre to produce beautiful yarns, socks, duvets and pillows. All are available on our online shop.

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