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Dartmoor Llama Walks- Poundsgate - Dartmoor - Devon

Dartmoor Llama Walks- Poundsgate - Dartmoor - DevonDartmoor Llama Walks- Poundsgate - Dartmoor - Devon
Address: New Cott Farm
Poundsgate
Town: Ashburton
County: Devon
Postcode: TQ13 7PD
Telephone: 01364 631481
Text for Availability: 07776215418
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Contact: Steve Weymouth
Description

Set in the heart of the stunning Dartmoor National Park near Widecombe-in-the-Moor, come and experience the beautiful rugged landscape of this unspoilt area of the Southwest of England.

We are offering a range of guided Dartmoor walks, no need to worry about carrying rucksacks and waterproofs or even your picnic lunch as our experienced trekking llamas will carry this for you.

We will give you a flavour of the different aspects of the moor whether it be craggy granite tors, heather moorland, patchwork farmland, deep wooded gorges or tumbling rivers. The Dartmoor National Park covers an area of 368 square miles and is the largest and wildest area of open country in southern England

About Us

We are lucky enough to live in a beautiful area of Dartmoor in the hamlet of Ponsworthy. We live on a small hill farm which has been in my family for as far back in time as we can trace. Ponsworthy is near the village of Widecombe in the moor, famous for its fair and Uncle tom Cobley. My brother manages the farm in the traditional way raising beef cattle. There are about eighty acres in all and a combination of pasture and woodland. Although we live on the farm we are not involved in the day to day running of it. We have a small landscape gardening business within our local area, which enables us to live and work on the moor.

Two years ago we decided to widen our interests and develop a small herd of breeding Alpacas. This has been a very interesting and enjoyable experience which we are continuing to develop. You can read more about them and our experiences on our Alpaca pages.

Very often in life one thing leads to another in our case Alpacas lead to Llamas. As we live in such a beautiful part of the country we thought that walking llamas on the moor would be a lovely way to spend time. We have so many walks on our doorstep and we can pack up lunch which our llamas will willingly carry along with all the necessary waterproofs etc. We enjoy this experience very much and thought that we would be able to offer this opportunity to visitors who come to the moor as well as generate some income.

After many hours of talks with National Park officials, Landowners and several dozen letters to farmers and local commoners (individuals with rights to graze their animals on the common areas of the moor) we are now in the privileged position to be able to operate a llama walking business on Dartmoor. We believe that we are now the only one within this National Park.

Our Walks

With our walks we have tried to incorporate a variety of landscape and terrain to suit all abilities. We have access to some of the most stunning areas of moorland with fantastic views and walks which we are sure you will find unforgettable. We can provide anything from a gentle stroll to Llamaneering, the choice is yours. We intend to steer you away from the tourist “honeypots” and show you some of the lesser known areas where you can appreciate the rugged beauty and peace that Dartmoor can offer.

Some of our best walks are only a short hop from a car park or bus stop and can therefore be conveniently incorporated into walks of varying lengths. We do not necessarily need to walk great distances to find the best views or isolation from the crowds. With our knowledge let us show you areas that you may not venture to on your own.

We now own two trained trekking llamas which we purchased from a lovely lady called Jenny Rogers who was trekking in a different area of the moor for several years and has now retired. With just two Llamas we are able to provide a personal service to our visitors and share our love and knowledge of the moor. We are planning to add to our numbers in the near future as this would allow us to have the opportunity to have larger groups if required and to rest animals as necessary.