For our Ambleside yoga hikes weekend the sun shone and the temperature soared for the first time this year. We really were blessed with some of the best weather of the year so far. Even starting on Friday evening as we arrived we were greeted by a lovely sunset over Windermere, with the distinctive peaks of the Langdales on the horizon.
Ambleside Yoga hikes weekend – Saturday
On Saturday morning we were up early for our first yoga class of the day, then a full breakfast to set us up for the rest of the day. We headed out around 9:30 to head upstream along the river Rothay as it meandered back towards Rydal Water.
We had our second breakfast/ mid morning stop overlooking Rydal Water and Grasmere.
Before making our way along Loughrigg Terrace for some of the best views over Grasmere and up to the Fairfield fells.
After lunch in Grasmere we had a look around the village and then returned along the coffin trail to the Ambleside hostel. The sun was shining when we arrived back so we had our tea and Yens homemade cake overlooking the lake.
We then had our second yoga session of the weekend, to stretch out any aching muscles and wind down after the day.
Dinner was held outside overlooking the lake, where we were treated with another lovely sunset.
Ambleside Yoga hikes weekend – Sunday
After our yoga class and breakfast on Sunday we headed up Loughrigg Fell to enjoy some spectacular views down Windermere. The view from Todd Crag is one of our favourites as the panorama of Windermere and the southern Lakeland fells opens before us.
Our next stop was then the the summit of Loughrigg Fell itself. It made a fitting end to the hiking for this weekend as we got a full 360 view of the surrounding hills. One of the lowest of the Wainwright Fells, but packing one of the best views.
Our final yoga class of this Ambleside yoga hikes weekend, was a last opportunity to stretch out aching muscles from the rigours of the weekend hikes and to relax before the journey home.
But we still had time to finish with more of Yen’s famous homemade cakes and tea, with a last long look at the Lakeshore.
Another wonderful weekend of yoga and hiking at Ambleside.