West Wight Alpacas is a trekking and alpaca stud farm set within 23-acres of picturesque countryside in the village of Wellow on the Isle of Wight and is home to a wonderful herd of unique Suri alpacas.
We’ve opened our doors so you can come trekking with these adorable animals and get to know your cushing from your pronking or you can just as easily drop into our farm café and shop, while you watch the alpacas roam around.
We’re also award-winning Suri alpaca breeders with countless awards and championships under our belt, so we know a thing or two about these rare animals. That’s why we always have some for sale, so others can reap the benefits.
West Wight Alpacas was set up by husband and wife duo, Neil and Michelle Payne in 2010. What started out as a hobby quickly morphed into an active family business and a high quality tourist attraction as we decided to focus on a niche market. Impressed by the rarity of Suri alpacas and their friendly inquisitive nature, we developed the idea for alpaca trekking and breeding on the Isle of Wight.
Originally, we purchased eleven alpacas (five of which were pregnant) and decided to specialise in the more niche natural coloured Suris to add extra interest for customers. We also bought and developed the existing farm site in the village of Wellow, in West Wight, which is now home to around forty alpacas. Bio Security and high animal welfare standards are a major part of our ethos along with sustainable methods such as breeding alpacas for fibre and using their fleeces, which are known to be the most luxurious in the world.