When you come for an alpaca walk here at Spring Farm Alpacas, you will be within the High Weald AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). Spring Farm is just minutes walk from the picturesque village of Fletching in East Sussex. The village got its name from the soldiers who “fletched” their arrows here on the eve of The Battle of Lewes in 1264. Our village church (St Andrew and St Mary the Virgin) is really beautiful and dates back to Norman times.
After your alpaca walk, you might consider a further short walk (or drive!) to our village pub – the renowned Griffin Inn – which can be reached from a public footpath leading from our farm entrance directly to the village which is less than a mile away. This is a lovely walk but you might want to remember the wellies if its Winter time as its across a number of small fields. Within that same distance we are very fortunate to also have Trading Boundaries. Trading Boundaries is at various times an antique Indian furniture warehouse, an outstanding music venue and bistro/restaurant with a children’s play area and courtyard of boutique shops!
Within easy driving distance of Spring Farm are a number of stunning attractions, including:
- Sheffield Park Gardens
- The Bluebell Railway
- Bluebell Vineyard Estates
- Wakehurst Place
- The South of England Showground
- The Ashdown Forest – Winnie the Pooh country!
- The South Downs Way
- The South Downs National Park
- Brighton and the coast
- Hickstead Showground
We can suggest a host of places to visit or to eat close by either before your alpaca walk, or after. In normal times the selection below would be ideal – but since COVID 19, please check all of them for current opening times, protocols etc.
The Bluebell Railway taken from our water meadow at hay making time.