Meet The Alpacas!
Here at Aspden Fold Farm we are home to nine alpacas (and two more on the way) who roam the farm fields freely, often greeting visitors. It’s no secret that everyone loves alpacas, they’re fun and have lots of character, they have provided our visitors with endless entrainment value since their introduction and have been a popular attraction for many children and passers-by. As part of your stay at Aspden Fold Farm we give our visitors the option to take advantage of a free walk and talk where you can personally meet each one of our furry friends.Check Availability
Portia is definitely the bossy girl of the herd and takes no nonsense from the boys. Unbelievably curious, she will stop whatever she is doing if she spots anyone in her sight and will often trot over to find out a little more about what’s going on. Portia has recently given birth to a baby cria called Autumn.
Although the smallest in the group, Gandolph will never let you forget his presence. At four-years-old, he is a lovely-natured young boy with beautiful colourings in his coat, which he often gets complemented on. Gandolph loves to play with the sheep and lambs and you can regularly see him having his own running competitions around our fields. Gandolph is daddy to the expected Crias.
Wonderfully good-natured and obedient, he will happily stroll with you, moving majestically and taking in the sights as he goes and if you give him some food, he’ll be your friend forever.
Two year old Teddy makes your heart melt. He had an accident with his ear so he is a little lopsided but makes him even more special – everyone who meets him cannot help but love him. He walks nicely on a halter and his caramel colour makes for a beautiful coat.
Marmite is the baby of our alpaca family at just 12 months old. Super lovely she is a sweet girl and loves being talked to. She likes to sniff hands to see if they are holding any treats but really, she likes to be gently stroked.
Autumn is very confident just like her mum. Always first to get to the food and tell the others off if they cause mischief, she is called a rose grey alpaca and is a colour you don’t often see in alpacas. She boasts very distinctive markings and loves to be cuddled and fussed over.
Yes, born on the day of the European championship we have our star in the herd after he was named after the nation’s favourite striker. Very small and petite, he is yet to step into the limelight but, just like his mum, is still feeling a tad shy.
Donald is the latest Addition to our Herd, he’s 8 months old, and getting more confident every day.. he’s in training to go in to the walking team. a really lovely little chap.
Saskia arrived on farm from our native Yorkshire with her cria, Harry Cane. At two and a half years old, she’s very shy but getting more confident meeting our guests, and if you are patient with her, will take her food from your hand. Although quite small, she is expecting her second cria in August and our gorgeous Gandolf is the daddy.