Nicole applied for a job with us in February 2020… tricky times! Luckily for us when we contacted her in July she was free and keen so she’s joined our team and we couldn’t be happier :)
Hey everyone, I’m Nicole! A 24 year old pure-bred Cumbrian who loves animals (clearly!) I keep myself quite active with walking my Springer Spaniel; Mishka, as well as riding horses and my bike. I’m actually hoping to do my first MTB race at the end of March 2021!!
I also run my own Personal Training & Sports Therapy business called NB Fitness & Therapy but wanted something a little bit different and unique to do on the side! And what’s more unique than saying that you’re an Alpaca Walker?!
I started working with the Alpacas at Alpacaly Ever After in the weirdest time of 2020 after Lockdown after I started seeing the Alpacas throughout 2019/early 2020 whilst I was Mountain Biking up at Whinlatter Forest and had to always be dragged away from them! One of my friends sent me the link to an available job there and I was SOLD!
Apart from having the opportunity to walk around a beautiful place such as Lingholm Estate, I get to meet a range of people coming to see the Alpacas as well as being able to play with the Alpacas myself!
Jebediah has got to be my favourite boy so far with his cheeky hum and constant belly tickling in any tree he can find!
Some of the nice things you’ve said about Nicole on Tripadvisor…
‘Had a really amazing time on a private walk with Nicole and Rupert, Billy, Jarrah & Popeye, both my children wanted to adopt their respective alpacas. Nicole was extremely friendly & knowledgeable and the time just flew. Would definitely recommend this experience.’
‘My second time this year walking the alpacas and this time it was just as fantastic as the first. Nicole was brilliant, very friendly and informative. Beautiful countryside, hilarious alpacas, and unforgettable experience I cannot recommend it enough. A brilliant venture and one I encourage anyone to support.’
‘What an amazing experience meeting and spending time with the gorgeous Howard & Alan the Alpacas for my son’s 8th Birthday. Nicole was a fantastic, knowledgeable guide who clearly loves her job and then alpacas in her care and I’m not surprised! Would recommend this for anyone of any age.’
‘Took Billy (with his Hollywood smile) and cheeky Rupert a walk last week. Absolutely loved it. Our guide Nicole was amazing – she really knows her stuff. Great communication with company as soon as you book. Well worth the money and we thoroughly enjoyed it.’