West Wight Alpacas and Llamas was set up by husband and wife team, Neil and Michelle Payne in 2010. What started out as a hobby quickly turned into an active family business and a high quality tourist attraction as well as one of the leading Suri Alpaca and Llama stud farms in the country. They were impressed by Suri alpacas and their friendly inquisitive nature, and also the lovely part Argentine Wooly llamas we have imported from Europe. They then developed the idea for alpaca and llama walking and bloodstock breeding on the Isle of Wight.
Originally, they purchased eleven alpacas (five of which were pregnant) and decided to specialise in the more niche natural coloured Suris. They also bought and developed the existing farm site in the village of Wellow, in West Wight, which is now home to around 60 alpacas, 13 llamas and many other animals.
Enjoy all of the onsite facilities, including a children’s play area and café. You can also discover wonderful souvenirs to remind you of your visit from the gift shop.
Click here for entry tickets, special offers and booking your farm walk.
Alpaca and Llama walking at West Wight Alpacas
Get up close and personal with the alpacas and llamas taking a walking experience with awesome views from the top of the farm. Learn more about these amazing creatures with knowledgeable guides and walk past the birthing field where you might just get lucky and witness an alpaca birth!
Children must be aged 8 or over to walk an Alpaca or Llama. Younger children over the age of 5 can still walk as long as they are assisted by an adult. Children 4 or under can still enjoy walking, but can’t lead the animal.
Please see their other activities for more information.
You must have sturdy footwear, sensible clothes preferably without flappy coats and remember to bring a camera. For health and safety reasons you can’t eat or drink on the way around, however the cafe has refreshments available for you either before or after your walk.
Please remember before you book your walk that they cannot offer refunds if you change your mind. We will try to re-book you at a later date if there is a genuine reason for not attending, at their discretion, but during busy holiday periods this may not be possible.
Refunds are NOT issued due to it raining. They do still walk in the rain as they cannot control the weather, so please be prepared to bring some wellies and wet weather gear with you.
If they have to cancel for any reason you will either be offered a later date or a refund.
Bookings are essential to avoid disappointment.
£20.95 per person. Price includes entry to the farm (minimum 2 people, maximum of 8).
14 Alpaca and Llama Facts
Alpaca have soft padded feet. This leaves pasture undamaged, and usable for years.
They have no top front teeth, so they are gentle grazers.
The alpaca does not usually eat or destroy trees.
The average alpaca only eats 4lbs of food a day. Llamas a little more.
Alpacas do not require abundant amounts of water.
The herd tends to deposit their manure in one or two spots in the pasture.
Alpaca and llama manure it a fantastic fertilizer.
One good acre of pasture can support up to five alpacas or 3 llamas.
Alpaca’s require minimal fencing, as they do not challenge it.
Alpacas can produce up to ten lbs of fleece a year.
Alpacas and Llamas come in 22 different shades of colour starting with white and ending with black with every other natural shade in between.
Average pregnancy lasts 11.5 months
The average fleece is worth £300-£400
Alpacas and llamas respond to their name being called (well, theirs do!)
West Wight Alpacas and Llamas are only five minutes away from the Lymington to Yarmouth, Wightlink ferry and the crossing is only half an hour with very regular sailings. There is also The Southern Vectis route 7 bus stops right outside.
Directions from Yarmouth Ferry: Turn right onto St Jame’s St, take first left onto Bridge Rd, Bridge Rd turns slightly left and becomes River Rd, at the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto River Rd/A3054, continue to follow A3054, turn right onto Thorley Rd/B3401, turn left onto Thorley St / B3401 continue to follow B3401 and destination will be on the left
Directions from Newport: Continue on Forest Rd/A3054 for approx 10km, turn left onto Station Rd (opposite the Horse & Groom Pub), continue on Station Rd for 1km, turn right onto the B3401 and destination will be on your left.
Directions from Middle road: Continue on the Middle Rd until you reach Calbourne, turn right onto the B3401, continue on this road for approx 4km and destination will be on your left.