Llama FAQ

Walking a llama is not something you do every day (unless you are us of course). Here are a few of the questions we are most frequently asked. If you have more, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Are you a visitor centre?

No. We only have pre-booked llama trekking guests but if you are visiting The Merry Harriers you will most probably see the llamas from the garden or your bedroom window.


What if the weather is bad on the day?

If we have heavy, persistent rain, we postpone the trek. If we have drizzle or showers, we go as scheduled and can always find sheltered routes.  The Surrey Hills has its own micro-climate so we have regularly picnicked in the sunshine watching downpours over the South Downs.


How often do llama treks take place?

Our treks take place throughout the year. Please contact us at [email protected] to select your preferred date.


Is there a minimum age?

The minimum age is 8 years. We do accept babies in backpacks or papoose carriers.


Where are you?

In the beautiful village of Hambledon in the Surrey Hills, an Area of Outstanding National Beauty. See our contact page for details and a map of how to get to us.


How many people are there on a trek?

It simply depends on how many book but we limit the maximum number to roughly 16. Sometimes it may be just 2 but we average 8-10.


Do we get a llama each?

It is usually one llama between two people.


Can you ride llamas?

No, an adult llama is very strong but weight must be hung off his side in packs. Llamas have a very straight and rigid backbone and although people have ridden them in the past, it is now known to damage their backs.


What if I can’t make my trek?

Deposits are not refundable but they are transferable. You can simply move your booking to another date or get back to us when convenient.


I have a special dietary requirement?

We cater for all diets – vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, dairy free and wheat free. We don’t use nuts in anything.


Can we bring treats for the llamas?

Yes, llamas love carrots, apples and Brussels sprouts. We make special treat stops along the way. It’s always a great photo opportunity.


Can we bring our dog?

Yes, but please let us know in advance. Llamas are very sociable and friendly towards most dogs but if you think your dog may bark constantly or if he/she is a terrier type likely to run around their back legs then it would be better not to.