WEEDON LOIS, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
Established in 1995, Catanger Llamas is in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside, often referred to as the county of 'squires and spires' with idyllic villages and beautiful rolling countryside, unspoilt and blissfully quiet. Although you can't actually ride them, these lovely pack animals will willingly carry your rucksack whilst you enjoy the beautiful scenery. What better way to get away from it all than by leading a gentle llama along bridleways, farm tracks and country lanes. A perfect way to de-stress.
- Parking onsite
- Trekking route inaccessible for wheelchairs
- Facilities: Parking, access to visitors centre. Special trek arranged for visitors with disabilities must be pre-booked
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open all year, daily (advance booking essential)
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About the area
Northamptonshire is a mainly rural county of gentle beauty, with farmland, forest and great country estates. Rivers, canals and meadows are all part of the tranquil scene, providing a haven for wildlife.
This is a great area for walking, touring and exploring villages of stone and thatch. There are also some impressive Saxon churches at Brixworth and Earls Barton. Northampton is the county town, and along with Kettering, has long been associated with the production of footwear. Kettering was the second largest town until it was overtaken by the rapid development of Corby as a major centre of the steel industry.
Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park is set in Northamptonshire, although it seems that Austen never actually visited the county. Other famous connections include the poet John Dryden (1631-1700) who was born in the tiny village of Aldwincle; King Richard III (1452-1485) born at Fotheringhay Castle; and American revolutionaries George Washington (1732-1799), whose family came from Sulgrave Manor, and Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) whose father was born in another tiny Northamptonshire village called Ecton.
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