Nab Cottage Hiking and Yoga break is set in a typical and historic Lake District cottage. The cottage is cosy with heaps of character and was even frequented by William Wordsworth who used to live nearby.
We also have the luxury of a modern and purpose built yoga studio for our yoga classes and beautiful walks from the door for our guided hikes each day.
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A Lake District hiking & yoga break at the beautiful Nab Cottage beside Rydal Water. This is a Hiking & Yoga break of relaxing yoga and invigorating walks in a beautiful corner of the Lake District, which is often associated with the Romantic poets.
We have a wonderful converted barn for our yoga practice, and our accommodation is steeped in history and has plenty of areas to find peace and solitude to read, contemplate or just enjoy the stunning views. All meals are vegetarian and food is prepared for us by the owners of the cottage and is organic and fairtrade where possible.
Rooms are mostly twin share, and most have ensuites, although some also shared bathrooms.
This Lake District yoga hiking weekend starts with yoga at 6pm on Friday evening, followed by dinner. There will be a total of 5 yoga classes over the weekend and we will have guided walks on Saturday and Sunday. You will leave us feeling rejuvenated in mind, spirit and body, and extremely fortunate to have spent time at Nab Cottage.
Hiking &Yoga break at Nab Cottage
Nab Cottage dates from 1556 and is a traditional cottage, standing alone on the side of Rydal Water, in the centre of the English Lake District. The cottage was once the home of opium-smoking Thomas De Quincey, an acquaintance of the poets Coleridge and Wordsworth. The situation is perfect for a Lake District yoga hiking weekend; surrounded by mountains in the heart of the valley, yet only 2 miles from Ambleside and Grasmere.
We have the house on a sole use basis and the house sleeps up to 16 in mainly twin bedrooms, the majority having ensuite bathrooms. Next to the cottage is a beautifully converted Lakeland barn which we will have for our yoga practice.
There is an outdoor hot tub with views onto Rydal Water which we are free to use.
Breakfast, packed lunch, and dinner are included and all meals are vegetarian and use fresh and largely organic and fairtrade ingredients. Mealtimes are eaten together in the farmhouse dining room.
Lake District Hiking & Yoga break reviews and 2017 Blog
These were just comments from one of our recent Hiking and Yoga breaks:
“Really enjoyed the weekend; walking and yoga were great, good accommodation in a perfect location, a lovely group of people, and even a bit of sunshine! Thanks Kevin and Yen :)”
“Thank you Yen and Kevin for the lovely and well organised weekend and to everybody else for being such a good company. It was great meeting you all and hope to meet you again in future”
“It was a great weekend – well organised, good group of people, etc..”
Read the BLOG post of our May 2017 trip to Nab Cottage below:
Please note that this weekend starts with yoga at 18:00 on the Friday evening, so please plan to arrive between 16:00 – 17:30.
If you would like to arrive earlier in the day, we cannot guarantee a transfer from Windermere train station, but it is possible to use the bus service to get to Nab Cottage where you can enjoy exploring the house and gardens.
Date : 22nd October 2021
Time : 4:00 pm
Plan of the day
16:00 onwards arrivals
19:30 welcome dinner
Date : 23rd October 2021
Time : 8:00 pm
Plan of the day
8:00 - 9:15 yoga
9:15 -10:00 breakfast
10:15 depart for hike
16:00 return from hike
16:30 tea and cake available
18:00 -19:15 yoga
Date : 24th October 2021
Time : 7:30 am
Plan of the day
8:00 - 9:15 yoga
9:15 -10:00 breakfast
10:15 depart for hike
14:15 return from hike
14:30 – 15:45 final yoga session
15:45 – 16:15 tea and cake available
• breakfast each morning, packed lunches and dinner on Friday and Saturday provided by the cottage
• guided walks Saturday and Sunday
• sole use accommodation in mostly twin rooms with ensuite or private shared facilities
• homemade cake and tea each day after we return from hiking
• five yoga classes
• use of hot tub
Does not include:
• travel to and from Nab Cottage
The location is perfect for a variety of walks along the shores of Grasmere and for exploring the village itself.
Autumn can be a lovely time to explore the Lake District as the trees are coming into colour, the weather can still be pleasant for walking and its less busy.
On Saturday we are likely to walk from the cottage along Loughrigg Terrace and down into Grasmere, where we can then extend our walk up to Easedale tarn. Easedale Tarn is lovely beauty spot which embodies many of the things that make the Lake District so special. We walk beside a tumbling stream to a quiet location overlooking a remote and stunning Lake, with great views back down the valley to the village.
On Sunday we are likely to hike around Loughrigg Fell to another of our favourite locations around Loughrigg Tarn. We can complete a circuit of the Fell or make our way to the summit if the weather is good and we are feeling energetic.
These walks are moderate walks of up to 10 miles each day. However, it is the Lake District and so there will be some steep and rocky sections and possibly wet and boggy sections. Therefore a good level of fitness is required and boots are strongly advised.
ALL HIKES ARE LED BY A QUALIFIED MOUNTAIN LEADER
The weekend will offer an opportunity to learn about yoga, improve and develop your practice and get out walking to enjoy the beautiful scenery surrounding the Cottage.
The yoga will be suitable for beginners and those who have practised before. We have also included a session on Friday evening before dinner, and this session will be a gentle welcome to get you in the mood for the weekend and there will be a total of 5 classes during the break.
Yoga and hiking are a great combination, mobilising, energising yoga with some flow in the morning, followed by some more restorative and static yoga after our hiking.
The general focus of the morning sessions will be to energise and warm up the body for our walk, and in the afternoon, will be to stretch out those tired muscles and relax the body. There will be an emphasis on the breath and movement, and our priority is for the yoga to be enjoyable and safe for all.
Please bring your own yoga mat and pillow case as a minimum. Other yoga equipment is provided (brick, block, strap, bolster, blanket and scented eye pillow), but you may prefer to bring your own if you have any.
Everyone who has been on one of these weekends all agree that yoga and hiking compliment each other perfectly and make for the ideal weekend getaway.
Any queries regarding the yoga sessions, please contact us.
Nab Cottage is a very traditional cottage, standing alone on the side of Rydal Water, in the centre of the English Lake District. The cottage was once the home of opium-smoking Thomas De Quincey, an acquaintance of the poets Coleridge and Wordsworth. The situation is idyllic; surrounded by mountains in the heart of the valley, yet only 2 miles from Ambleside and Grasmere.
The cottage dates from 1556 and the bedrooms are cosy with beautiful views across the lake or up the fell at the back. Downstairs is a sitting room with log fire, dining room with computer and piano, and small TV room.
We have the house on a sole use basis, which sleeps up to 16 mainly in a mixture of twin ensuite rooms and twin rooms with shared bathroom. There are therefore pricing options for a twin with shared bathroom (£270) or for a small upgrade price, an ensuite bathroom (£295). There are also two single rooms , one with an ensuite (£325) and one with shared facilities (£295)
Next to the cottage is a beautifully converted Lakeland barn which we will have for our yoga practice.
There is an outdoor hot tub with views onto Rydal Water which we are free to use and a small sauna in the converted barn.
The house and gardens have plenty of spaces and sitting areas for reading, relaxing and quietness.
Breakfast, packed lunch, and dinner are included and all meals use fresh and largely organic and fairtrade ingredients. Mealtimes are eaten together in the farmhouse dining room.
Optional Train Station Pickup and Drop Off £10
Must be booked and paid for in advance.
Suggested train from Euston Station to Windermere train station (This same trains can also be picked up from the Midlands, Manchester and other stops) :
Friday 22nd October
Depart 12:30, Arrive 15:55
A group pick up from Windermere for this train at 1600 can be booked and paid for at booking.
Sun 24th October
Depart 17:14 Oxenholme, Arrive 20:11
We can drop you off after the last yoga class, departing Nab Cottage at 1615.
Please note that the return transfer is to Oxenholme Station (not Windermere) – as the train timetable has changed meaning only 1 service operates out of Windermere an hour, and it makes more sense to have the drop off to Oxenholme.
Please note that recommended train times may change closer to the time if the timetable changes.
Depending on where you are coming from, when you are booking etc, it is probably best to book a return from Oxenholme, and buy a separate ticket for the short journey between Oxenholme and Windermere on arrival day.
Train tickets are best bought in advance online and cheaper tickets are sometimes issued 12 weeks before travel at Trainline tickets online
Alternatively if you do have a car and are happy to drive and car share, please send us a message.
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To book, click add to basket and then checkout to pay your deposit of £75 per person.
The balance will be due 8 weeks before the start of the weekend, and you should arrange a bank transfer for this.
Bank details are below :
Bank Account Yoga and Mountain Hikes Ltd
Sort Code 60 18 11
Account No 24458740
(please quote ‘OCTNab plus your name)
Terms & Conditions
Please note that the deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Your place is only confirmed once full payment is received.