In 1992 David & Mary Pryse bought 40 acres of this land which was all under arable cultivation. It has slowly evolved into something quite different, unique even, as it is the home of Catanger Llamas and Catanger Llama Trekking.
Catanger Farm is situated in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside. Northamptonshire is often referred to as the county of 'squires and spires' with idyllic villages and beautiful rolling countryside, unspoilt and blissfully quiet. What better way to get away from it all and enjoy the beautiful scenery than by walking a gentle llama along bridleways, farm tracks and country lanes.
20 acres of native woodland have been planted with paths and rides threading through them, the rest is pasture and hay fields for our herd of llamas and a few donkeys. Highland cattle were the first livestock to arrive in 1994, followed by Angora goats and a guard llama called Henry. The rest is history. Henry totally captivated us and after 6 months of llama ownership we felt compelled to get more llamas and start breeding. We slowly built our herd up and in 1998 we started trekking with Henry, Hector, George and a one year old home bred boy called Crofter. We now have a team of trekkers, second to none!
Llamas walk at a gentle pace of around 2 miles an hour and the terrain in South Northamptonshire is gently undulating making it easy walking country. We offer a selection of treks to suit everyone, from a gentle one hour trek through our 20 acres of Native Woodland to a full day trek with picnic. If you want to organise a private party or staff day out, then contact us to discuss different options. We can even bring our llamas to you if you have a suitable venue or require a llama at a special occasion.
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 4–4½ 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. You are welcome to picnic on the farm before or after your trek or you can sample one of the local country Inns.
Our treks can provide a party your children won’t forget! On farm treks are suitable for younger children whilst the half day experience is great for teenagers. One llama is usually shared between two or even three children.
You can bring your own picnic for the celebrations before or after your trek, or we can quote to provide one for you.
Corporate & Private
Corporate entertaining, large family groups, charity fundraising events, team building (even team bonding) adventure groups, clubs, scouts, schools, retreats - we have done them all! We can cater for groups of six to thirty people at any time of the year and will tailor the trek to suit the season and the needs of your group. If you have a suitable venue we can come to you; our llamas will travel!