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Published on 20 April 2022

Wild Alpaca Way is one of the more unique things to do in Donegal.

Yes, you can, quite literally, go walking with alpacas in Donegal along some wonderfully scenic trails.

Below, you’ll find info on everything from what’s involved and how much it costs to what to expect from the walk.

Some quick need-to-knows about Wild Alpaca Way

So, a visit to Wild Alpaca Way isn’t as straightforward as some of the other tours in Donegal, so you’ll need to do a bit of planning.

1. Location

You’ll find Wild Alpaca Way at Knockmanny Bens on the Inishowen Peninsula overlooking the stunning Five Finger Strand. It’s a 15-minute drive from Malin Head, a 35-minute drive from both Greencastle and Buncrana.

2. When the walks run

You can head off on an alpaca walk in Donegal during the summer and there’s three scheduled walks throughout the day (you need to book in advance):

  • 11:00
  • 13:00
  • 15:00

3. How much they cost

The pricing for Wild Alpaca Way varies depending on the type of walk you pick. The regular alpaca walk costs €20, the family walk (2 adults and up to 3 kids) costs €45 and the group walk (8 adults) costs €150.

4. Part of the Inishowen 100

If you’re driving the Inishowen 100, you’ll be passing Wild Alpaca Way. The Inishowen 100 is a glorious, scenic route that takes you to the most beautiful corners of the peninsula and, while it can be done in a day, is best spread over 2.

Wild Alpaca Way is a family run business based out of the blustery Malin Head on the breath-taking Inishowen Peninsula in County Donegal.

It’s run by John McGonagle, his wife Patricia and their three sons Danny, Aidan and Sean who welcome visitors onto their land in one of the most scenic corners of the county.

Their tours, which have racked up rave reviews online, are one of the more unique things to do in Donegal for families, and they’re a lovely, alternative way of exploring Inishowen on foot.

Contact Info

Wild Alpaca Way Ltd

Knockamanny Bens
Malin Head

Co. Donegal

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