Alpaca Trekking in the Brecon Beacons


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*We were kindly invited to give an honest review the Alpaca Trek

Alpaca Trekking, it's something I hadn't heard much about until I stumbled across Alpaca My Boots on Instagram and I knew it was something we would all enjoy, especially as they are located in the Brecon Beacons National Park, one of our favourite places to visit for micro-adventures so we really couldn't wait to find out more. 

The treks run throughout the week, we lucked out with a lovely sunny morning and from the moment we arrived, the owners were friendly, knowledgable and very welcoming of families and young children. There is more than enough space to socially distance safely and hand sanitiser is on hand, plus they also rotate and clean lead reigns meaning they don't re-use the same ones.

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One of the things that really came across right from the start is how happy and well looked after the Alpacas are and a lot of care goes into their wellbeing. After a short health and safety talk, it was time to pick an Alpaca which the kids were really excited to do, my youngest typically went for the biggest one, while I went for the one miniature Alpaca who apparently is very popular and I can see why. 
As it's a working farm you get to see a few elements of it during the trek and we passed a huge field were some of their other Alpacas live before heading out onto Mynydd Illtud common and coming into sight of South Wales largest peaks, Pen Y Fan and Corn Du. For those who don't know Alpacas originate from high up in the Andes in South America so the hilly landscape of Wales makes for a great home and they certainly appeared to really enjoy the trek. 

Brecon Beacon Alpacas

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Alpaca My Boots location is really what sets it apart as the trek takes you up to Twyn Y Gaer trig point with fantastic views across the Brecon Beacon as well as being the site of an ancient hill fort. Once at the top of Twyn Y Gaer there is plenty of time for some photos and a short break to take in the scenery before heading back down.

The treks take around 90mins and talking to our guide he said in general children 4yrs+ tend to be able to do the walk with little assistance and that proved true with my 5yr old who made no complaints (well except for snacks which I forgot to pack) and pretty much charged up and down the hill without any problems. 

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Once back at the farm the kids had the chance to feed the alpacas and say goodbye to their new favourite animal and say their goodbyes (followed by telling us how they want to come back again next weekend). We really enjoyed our whole experience, it was something special and unusual in a stunning location and I really recommend it if you're looking for something outdoors with kids that's a bit different. 

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  1. I know somebody who has done this in Sussex and it looks amazing. I would love to do this!

  2. Great photos they are adorable! My brother did this in the Ashdown forest and he really enjoyed it. My kids would be in their element.

  3. We're staying somewhere next year where they have alpacas. I can't wait.

  4. oh wow this is amazing. They look like incredible animals to spend time with :-)

  5. Wow, that looks like so much fun! I love alpacas and this looks like such an experience.

  6. I would love to do this, I keep driving past a place locally that organises alpaca treks, it looks such fun


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