Looking for a day out with a difference? Trek the hillsides of Wicklow with your very own alpaca

Irish Examiner
By: Breda Graham
Photo: Courtesy of Alpaca Culture

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The days are longer and the heat is 'something else', what better excuse to get out and enjoy this weather while it lasts.

Why not try something different like walking alpacas through the hillsides of Co Wicklow? Yes, you read that right.

An outdoor activity with a difference is the best way to describe the attraction set near the historic site of Glendalough.

K2Alpacas, a business start-up up which is in the running just over a year now, is run by alpaca farmer Joe Phelan in Hillside, Greystones.

When Joe's four children flew the nest, it sparked a new business venture as an entrepreneur and he was keen to explore the possibility of an active and outdoors business.

Joe's family farm had been rented out for 15 years so he researched going down the farming route but came to the conclusion that farming is a 'young mans' game.

Instead, he came across the prospect of becoming the proud owner of alpacas, which soon turned into his very own alpaca trekking business.

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