How to Find Us

Please Note WE HAVE FOUR DIFFERENT SITES WITH DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES so please refer to your email booking confirmation to find the correct site for your activity and full instructions!

Alpaca Walking & Meet The Alpacas

The Lingholm Kitchen & Walled Garden,
The Lingholm Estate,
Portinscale,
Keswick,
CA12 5TZ

By Foot: just off the Catbells path, 10 minutes from Portinscale.
By Boat: Catch the launch from the pier at Keswick with regular sailing to Lingholm.
By Car: Half a mile south of Portinscale village on the Grange road. postcode CA12 5TZ

Alpaca Walking

Whinlatter Forest,
Braithwaite,
Keswick,
Cumbria,
CA12 5TW

By Car: From Keswick, take the A66 west towards Cockermouth. At Braithwaite village, turn west onto the B5292 for Lorton. Follow Whinlatter Visitor Centre signposts for approximately 3 miles.

 

Meet The Alpacas

The Lakes Distillery,
Setmurthy,
Near Bassenthwaite Lake,
Cumbria,
CA13 9SJ

By Car: From the A66: Turn off A66 at the north end of Bassenthwaite Lake onto B5291. At Ouse Bridge junction bear left (don’t go over the bridge). Distillery is on the right after a few hundred meters.
From the A591: use the turning directly next to the Castle Inn onto the B5291. Carry on past Armathwaite Hall. Bear right after crossing the Ouse Bridge and the Distillery is on the right after a few hundred meters.

Llama Trekking

Littletown Farm Guest House,
Littletown,
Newlands,
Keswick,
Cumbria,
CA12 5TU

By Car: Travel west on the A66, just after Keswick leave the A66 taking the left hand turn into the village of Portinscale and follow the road through the village. After leaving Portinscale take the 2nd right hand turn here it is sign posted for Newlands Valley and Buttermere, follow this road passing the Swinside Inn on your right. At the bottom of the hill you will arrive at Stair, here take the middle road which is sign posted Littletown and Newlands Church (you will pass the village hall and the telephone box on your left) stay on this road for 1 mile Littletown Farm Guest House is the first building you come to on the right hand side of the road.

Our approach to these tricky times...

The Woolly Army would like to send you their warmest wishes x

We also wanted to let you know that while we are an outdoor activity with minimum contact risk, we want to contribute to the welfare of us all, and our health care service, by not encouraging unnecessary travel and by adhering strictly to the government’s policies on social distancing. With this in mind we will be postponing all our activities for the duration of the outbreak until restrictions are lifted.

As a social enterprise whose revenue goes into looking after and rehoming unwanted alpacas and llamas from across the country with 120 animals in our care, our priority now is maintaining the welfare of the alpacas and llamas during this time and as always we greatly appreciate your support – we wouldn’t be able to do it without you guys x

We also want to do our very best by all of you awesome people who have booked activities with us and so have extended our policies so that all bookings (including vouchers) will have a minimum of 18 months from now to reschedule their activity – no rush just get in touch at a later date when everyone’s back on their feet. If you would prefer we can also exchange your booking for a gift voucher that you can gift to someone else or spend in our online shop.

We will be keeping everyone informed, up-to-date and spamming you all with alpacas and llamas via our social media channels and if there is anything in particular we can help with just email us and we’ll be in touch.

Being outdoors in the fresh air and surrounded by nature is a hugely important part of physical and mental wellbeing and as always the Woolly Army looks forward to sharing this with you in our beautiful part of the world.

We are currently taking bookings from July onwards, however these will be subject to any restrictions at the time.

Our sincere thank you for all of your support and our love to everyone in these tricky times X