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Surrey Hills Llamas
Ranked #2 of 7 Tours in Guildford
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Owner description: Llamas are wonderful animals, each with their own individual character and personality. They have an incredibly calming and therapeutic influence and make the ideal companion for trekking. Imagine having your very own llama for a day walking in the outstanding natural beauty of the Surrey Hills, Join us on one of our famous summer picnic treks or a winter morning walk with lunch in the UK's first llama pub! We've been trekking since 2003 and our lovely llamas have been bringing their special brand of llove, happiness and fun to over 14,000 llama loving trekkers from 8 year old boys & girls to 86 year old retired Brigadiers - we have a llama to suit everyone. If you think your children won't walk, give them a llama and they will walk all day!!Surrey Hills Llamas give you the opportunity of a truly unforgettable experience - a great way to unwind or a wonderful gift for that special anniversary or birthday that you will treasure forever
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“Fantastic day out!!”
Reviewed April 21, 2012

We had a fantastic day out with the Surrey Llamas. My 9 year old son took Napoleon for a 2hr trek & loved every minute of it, we will definitely be doing it again later in the year!!

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Southampton
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“Much more fun than a normal walk in the country!”
Reviewed May 15, 2011

Heading off to the [Surrey] Hillalayas on Saturday morning, we were starting to worry slightly about the amount of kicking, biting, trampling and phlegm that we were going to be subjected to. But in truth, llamas are pretty cool, laid back creatures.

Although they start off a bit wary, they are suckers for anything that even vaguely resembles food (fingers, hair, buttons…) and soon came running as soon as we tramped up to their field, shaking buckets of dry food.

Having bribed them into putting their head collars on, we were taught to stroke their necks and avoid most of the rest of the body (llamas really don’t like having anything near their faces and aren’t too keen on a friendly pat to their rumps either). Sadly, we all forgot this basic instruction pretty much immediately and were rebuked with a wave of spitting, stamping and neck weaving (think of a woolly cobra coiling for the perfect strike, but with delightful yellow buck teeth rather than razor sharp fangs). Pretty off-putting, but they don’t actually make contact except with the spit!

Suitably chastised, we were then all handed a leash and taken on a practice “walk” of the field (I suspect this was more to check our abilities on rough terrain than anything to do with checking our llama leading skills).

As soon as we were on the move, the llamas became a lot more pliable and were really easy to walk with... as long as you didn’t mind stopping every few metres as they eat constantly and eat anything. And if they decide they want another nibble of that shrub, there is not a great deal you can do about it!

There is a pack hierarchy, so the older llamas always push to the front, leaving the younger ones to bring up the rear. As llamas are very sociable and don’t like to feel left out, your own leisurely walk frequently turns into a flat out run when your llama realises the rest of the pack has ambled ahead while they’ve been resisting your suggestions that they may like to leave that last shred of greenery on the branch and get a move on.

One of the younger llamas was a bit of a megalomaniac and insisted on being at the front of the group at all times, regardless of who or what was in the way. The chap “leading” said llama was clearly a glutton for punishment – this was his second trek and he had specifically requested the loopy llama as he liked the challenge!

Llamas are quite affectionate creatures and will occasionally be found resting their head on your shoulder in between foraging for food and running rampant through the woodland.

They have the weirdest feet, horrible teeth, unbelievably big, dark eyes, enormous furry ears which swivel in all directions, beautifully thick coats (it takes 2.5 years for their coat to grow back after shearing) and despite the fact that they eat pretty much anything, they won’t touch food that another llama has sniffed at.

The 4 hours we spent with our llamas were absolutely fantastic.

I thoroughly recommend Julie at Surrey Hills Llamas - we had a fabulous time with the llamas and then were made very welcome at a great 40th birthday celebration in the pub afterwards. The people were great, the llamas were lovely and the pub, food and camping were spot on.

Visited May 2011
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Kent
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“They should have Llamas on the NHS - they really have the feel good factor!”
Reviewed April 18, 2010

If anyone is feeling a bit fed up or just a bit bored with the usual family day trips - you have to give this a go. We are a group of 4 girls who have just laughed our way through one of the most fun packed days we have had in a very long time. We were made to feel welcome from the moment we arrived. The llamas are friendly, funny and a joy to be with. The trek is a good distance but easy walking and you can be sure there will never be a dull moment - regardless of which llama you walk with. The meal in the pub afterwards was top notch and the service attentive not intrusive . The setting is relaxed but pleasingly organised. This a lovely way to spend a relaxing day in beautiful surroundings. Thank you to everyone at Surrey Hills Llams - we had a ball.

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Surrey
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Alot of fun, great pub!”
Reviewed November 21, 2009

The llamas are wonderful animals. You'll have an opportunity to learn about the animals, then take a trek through the beautiful forest. It runs about 2 hours, which feels about right. Took our children (8 and 6 yrs) and they enjoyed it quite a bit. The food at the pub, the Merry Harrier, was very high quality. Apparently quite a bit of the ingredients come from local sources, we happened to see a mushroom forager stop in to sell his goods. Also a great selection of local ales.

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England
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51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Llama trekking in Surrey”
Reviewed August 22, 2008

Julie and Colin Stoneley, who own the Surrey Hills Llamas have now taken over The Merry Harriers Pub in Hambledon and a llama trek makes a very special day out for anyone who enjoys excellent food and the company of unusual animals.. The countryside near to Godalming is ideal for walking llamas and you can, if the weather permits, enjoy a picnic at a viewpoint over the Surrey countryside.

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