A very unique gift
I received a very unique gift-experience for my birthday, from a very thoughtful friend. A walk with alpacas. I took this opportunity to take two of my grandchildren to share the experience, to Treswell, Nottinghamshire, England.
A passion for alpacas
A husband and wife team, with a passion for alpacas, look after a small-holding ‘OrionTree’ https://oriontree.uk/ They are specialist breeders and keep their herd small. Anyone who wishes to try one of their experiences is guanteed a hands-on encounter with a difference.
Chalk and cheese
Eight year old Evie and five year old Jack couldn’t wait to meet the alpacas. Jack loves all kinds of animals and was eager to get stuck in. Evie, on the other hand, is a little more reserved and preferred to ‘just help Grandma’.
A calm and gentle nature
Alpacas are beautiful, friendly creatures with a very calm and gentle nature. They make exceptionally easy walking companions and the team at Oriontree can adapt the walk to suit but they generally stick to a routine.
After a short introduction the machos (alpaca boys) are brought out. We were each paired with our alpaca and off we went. Both children were entranced with their partners from the beginning and it wasn’t long before Grandma’s help was no longer needed.
A short break at the half-way point provided the opportunity for Jack to ask all his questions. He needed to know about the alpacas’ teeth and the difference between alpacas and llamas and countless other things. All questions were patiently and knowledgeably answered by our hostess. Meanwhile ‘the boys’ chomped their way through a box full of snacks, fed to them by the Evie and Jack.
An absolute delight
It was a very unique experience. We all learnt a lot and it was a pleasure to be in the company of such beautiful creatures, especially in the lovely, North Nottinghamshire countryside. https://www.innorthnotts.co.uk/
A walk with alpacas in the wonderful Nottinghamshire countryside?
I would highly recommend.