Fluffy fellas eager to make new friends at Charnwood Forest Alpacas

Burton Mail
By: Beth Pridding
Photo: Courtesy of Alpaca Culture
 
Photo Caption: Abbey Kite and Sanders. 

Original content from Burton Mail.

Almost hidden away in Boundary, is a wildlife wonderland of alpacas, waiting to be discovered by animal lovers.

Charnwood Forest Alpacas based at Scamhazel Farm is run by Chris Deakin, 54, and Laura Stock, 35, and has become a popular tourist attraction over the years.

Chris had originally planned to be a lawyer and his journey to owning his own herd of alpacas has been a varied one, but it had always been in the back of his mind to follow his alpaca dream.

After his plans to become a lawyer changed at the age of 18, Chris decided to join the Army. Just weeks after being accepted for commission at Sandhurst in Berkshire his dad suffered a serious heart attack, meaning he had to move back home to Kenilworth.

After moving back home, Chris worked with his father in the family business for seven years before taking on the role of managing director for a large furniture company. He then spent the next 15 years working different managing director roles. They saw Chris go to work each day wearing a tailored suit and driving a sports car. He went on luxury holidays every year, but he always felt as though something was missing.

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