The team

Christi Lloyd

Animal Care Instructor &

Alpaca Trek Leader

Christi has a BSc in Animal Science and an MSc in Conservation. She delivers Animal Care sessions for our home ed. groups and is our head trek leader for our alpaca walks at the weekends. Christi is passionate about wildlife and the environment and is currently completing her teacher training.  

Sally Osborne

 Animal Care Instructor &

Alpaca Trek Leader

Sally has a wealth of experience in Animal Care & Management and with a BSc Zoology, she is the perfect Animal Care Instructor. Sally works as an Animal Technician at a local college and brings with her a calming attitude and her laid back personality is in keeping with our ethos!

Charlotte Sugden

Alpaca Trek Leader

Charlotte has kept alpacas previously and Sultan, Thanos and Soverigne actually used to belong to her. Charlotte loves to be involved with things on the farm and she runs some of our weekend alpaca treks during the busier season.

Lucy Thornton

Founder & Voluntary Director 

Tutor in Animal Care

Owner of Thornwood Alpacas and voluntary director of Thornwood CIC. As a qualified teacher, Lucy loves facilitating sessions. Lucy has a background in teaching young people with learning disabilities and has worked with disaffected and disadvantaged teenagers. She can usually be found in the woods, hanging out with the alpacas or training her three border collies.

Stephen Feather

Voluntary Director 

Stephen has an affinity for the outdoors and has an interest in survival skills and bushcraft. He is a natural craftsman and is keen to share his heritage skills and woodland skills with our groups. Stephen is a voluntary director of Thornwood CIC and is responsible for the maintenance of farmland and buildings. 

Lizzie Lee

Forest School Practitioner &

Voluntary Director

Lizzie is a true naturalist. Her previously worked as a behaviour mentor in schools and now runs a small outdoor learning business. Lizzie delivers sessions on an ad-hoc basis so you may find her taking photos, lighting a fire or delivering a pewter casting workshop.

Hanna Leadbeater


Hanna has a passion for the outdoors and bringing out the best in everyone she works with. Hanna trained as chef and has since developed her skills in therapeutic Horticulture and can be currently be found volunteering with groups in all areas of the care farm. 

Sharon Salter


Sharon has a passion for wildlife and has experience in wildlife rehabilitation. She volunteers on our animal care programmes offering 1:1 support for learners with additional needs. 

Dr. Becky Hull

Clinical Psychologist &

Voluntary Director

Becky specialises in adult autism and complex mental health and currently works for a charity in Lancashire. Becky plans to utilise our woodland to deliver mindfulness sessions as well as facilitating woodland well-being programmes for hard to reach groups.

Westfield Farm, Lee Lane, Oxenhope, Near Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD22 9RB

Tel: 07816 495453

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