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Cheviot Alpacas

Our New Neighbours! Malt, Porter & Hops

Aka Cheviot Alpacas

Cheviot Glamping has 3 permanent residents: Malt, Porter and Hops. Three curious and friendly Alpacas who spend their days just calmly chilling out in their paddock humming to each other.

The Alpacas joined the Cheviot Brewery Team in April 2021 and delight the visitors to our Tap bar and Glamping site.


Take Hops, Malt or Porter for a walk and get to know the Cheviot Alpacas

Our 1 hour experience includes:
– Introduction to Hops, Malt & Porter
– 45 min walk 
– Photo opportunity with views of the Cheviot Hills
– Hand feeding

Prices for walking with your own alpaca (ages 8+)
£30 for 1 person / £50 for 2 people / £70 for 3 people

£10 per extra person sharing an alpaca or joining the walk (age 3+):

Email: to book.
Gift Vouchers available via email.

What is an Alpaca?

Alpacas are domesticated versions of vicuñas, descended from camelids high in the Andes Mountains of Peru in South America. Adorable and docile, alpacas are loved as pets around the world and mainly used for their soft wool which is sheared once a year.

There are no wild alpacas. There are two breeds of alpaca, the Huacaya and the Suri. Cheviot Alpacas are all Huacayas, the most common breed. Alpacas are the smallest members of the camelid family. They are related to llamas. The main differences are their size, fleece and their face shapes. 

Alpaca Facts

  • Alpacas can be therapeutic. They are becoming increasingly popular as therapy companions.
  • Alpacas always poop in the same spot. They choose only a few places in the pasture where they poop in tidy mounds.
  • Alpacas make a humming sound when they’re curious, content, worried, bored, distressed or cautious. Basically – all the time.
  • Alpacas don’t usually spit at humans.
  • Alpacas cannot live alone. They have strong herding instincts and need to be around other alpacas.



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