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  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Animal Sanctuary

Alpacaly Ever After

Alpacaly Ever After


Do you want to take an alpaca for a walk? Of course you do!

Well now you can, as alpacaly ever after... are thrilled to offer private alpaca walks for you and your family and friends around the beautiful grounds of the Lingholm Estate (where Beatrix Potter spent many summers) and along the shores of the famous Derwent Water. Walk through private grounds teeming with wildlife and closed to the general public, with the chance to spot deer, red squirrels, hares, and huge varieties of birds including owls and ospreys, while you get to know our wonderful alpacas up close! Take them for a paddle (or a swim!) in the lake, meet the herd, take part in feeding time, ask as many questions as you can think of and take as many selfies as you like! We'll record your adventure with photographs throughout the walk absolutely free of charge!

Walks last around an hour and a half and are available at flexible times to suit you, bring your wellies or shoes that you don’t mind getting wet!


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • English Heritage PropertyEnglish Heritage Property
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

We are onsite at The Lingholm Estate with all the excellent facilities they have to offer including accommodation.


The Lingholm Estate,
CA12 5RY


Plan route to Alpacaly Ever After... using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 232241  Lat: 54.60639 Long: -3.19016

By Foot: just off the Catbells path, 10 minutes from Portinsale.

By Boat: Catch the launch from the pier at Keswick with regular sailing to Lingholm.

By Car: Half a mile off the A66 Through Portinscale village on the Grange road.

By Time Machine: Grid Reference NY 25407 22242, X (Easting) 325407
: Y (Northing) : 522242 Latitude 54.589841 : Longitude : -3.1558498
: Date from Janurary 2017

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 19 miles from Penrith station

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in audio format


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system

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