Llama Trekking and Holiday Cottages in the Black Mountains of Herefordshire at Old King Street Farm.
Enjoy a break in the glorious Herefordshire and Welsh border countryside whilst staying in a beautiful Four Star or Five Star self catering Herefordshire barn conversion holiday cottage.
Both two- and four-person holiday cottages available.
Originally from South America, you can meet these biddable animals in the Welsh Marches and experience a half or whole day of fun, exercise and education.
Llamas are members of the camel family. Now introduced to the UK, these charming, inquisitive and gentle animals will delight in accompanying you on a walk through the beautiful south Herefordshire countryside.
Llamas are not ridden, but rather they will escort you on the end of their rope.
A typical half-day llama trek will start with us calling the llamas into the penning area. An incentive (a bribe!) of a mouthful of their specialist feed, perhaps supplemented with some carrot might help.
The llamas are fed, haltered, groomed and are ready to walk. It really is that simple.
Each llama on its lead rope will follow you as you set off at a gentle stroll. We will accompany you on your llama trek through our fields and down the hill into the village where the llamas are always very well received. A trip through the countryside with its open expanses and woodland walks might follow.
Then we return to the farmyard where the llamas are rewarded with some more food before you release your llama to stroll back to the field.
Often the llamas will linger for five minutes before leaving - a sure sign that they have enjoyed themselves.
Being in the countryside with the llamas is what you will enjoy and remember.
You will notice the different characters of the llamas. They are traditionally seen as curious yet aloof. They are the most interested of all animals and love new experiences. They have distinctive personalities:
Llama trekking is available to both people staying in our self catering Herefordshire holiday cottages or day visitors by appointment. We can usually accommodate a llama trek around the edge of the Black Mountains, in this most beautiful corner of Herefordshire, at short notice.