When you think of a good time to go alpaca walking – most people think of Spring and Summer. However, just 1 mile from us is Sheffield Park Gardens. It’s a National Trust property and the gardens were designed by Capability Brown. Its prime viewing times are Spring and Autumn. Specifically when the trees and shrubs are coming into leaf and flowering – and when the Autumn colours change the hues of the leaves…so October and November.
Here at Alpaca Walking with Spring Farm Alpacas, we are next door to Sheffield Park Gardens on one side. I can’t pretend our farm was laid out by Capability Brown, but its fair to say that walking alpacas at this time of year can be a stunning experience.
The trees and bushes on our walk are entirely natural English species. We are in Higher Level Stewardship so we don’t use fertilisers or pesticides – so you are seeing Mother Nature in her finest Autumn colours.
As the leaves drop and we head into Winter, your insight into the other wildlife on the farm becomes clearer. It may be chilly but the wild deer and buzzards become much easier to see. We are open all year round and whilst Autumn colours might be relatively fleeting, alpaca walking is a great all year round activity. You may just want to book up 4 walks three months apart to get the best possible experience!!