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Our August 2020 Rydal Hall Yoga Hiking Weekend is based at the very grand and historic Rydal Hall.  We will be teaching 5 group yoga classes over the weekend for mixed abilities suitable for beginners to experienced and there will be a single group hike each day.

We are just a few minutes walk from Rydal Water, Rydal Mount (Wordsworth’s home) and the picturesque church where William Wordsworth was church warden.

Yoga Hikes weekend at Rydal

The Rydal Hall yoga hiking weekend will begin with arrivals from 3pm on Friday and our first class will be at 5:30pm with dinner at 7:00pm.

Classes will taught by Yen, a fully qualified yoga teacher and personal trainer.  There will also be a group hike on each day led by a fully qualified Mountain Leader.

Rydal Hall has plenty of history being owned by the Le Fleming family which can be traced back to 1126. It was built in the 16th century and has been enlarged, altered and refaced to what it is now currently, a grade II listed building along with the terraces, bridges, summerhouses and various outbuildings.  The magnificent formal gardens are worthy of a visit, and offer a unique example of Edwardian gardening with beautiful lawns and flowers set against the fine architecture of the Hall itself.  The Hall is now used as retreat and conference centre and is owned by the Diocese of Carlisle.  The grounds of the hall are available for us explore freely for the whole weekend and provide tranquil and scenic gardens for a quiet moment or two.

yoga hikes weekend at Rydal Hall

Rydal Beck and its natural waterfalls flows through the grounds which include The Grot, a summerhouse built to view the waterfalls.  The Grot is described in Wordsworth poem, An Evening Walk.


Previous Rydal Hall Yoga Hiking weekends in the Lake District

To read our Blog pages review of other recent Yoga Hiking Weekends please click here:

Read about our last Lake District Yoga Hikes Weekend

And you can look at our Facebook Page Review section to read what other people have written about our Yoga Hiking weekends and other breaks:

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“Had a great time at the Rydal Hall Yoga and Hiking weekend. It was very well organised and the scenery was amazing!”

Please note that this weekend starts with yoga at 17:30 on the Friday evening, so please plan to arrive around 15:00 onwards



Date : 21st August 2020

Time : 3:00 pm

Plan of the day

15:00 onwards arrivals
17:30 – 18:45 Yoga
19:00 – Dinner
20:00 – Group Briefing


Date : 21st August 2020

Time : 7:30 am

Plan of the day

7:30 – 8:45 yoga
8:45 – 9:30 breakfast
10:00 – depart hike
16:00 – return from hike
16:00 – 17:00 tea, coffee, traybabkes
17:30 – 18:45 yoga
19:00 – dinner


Date : 6th October 2019

Time : 7:30 am

23rd August

7:30 – 8:45 yoga
8:45 – 9:30 breakfast
10:00 – depart for hike
14:15 – return from hike
14:30 – 15:45 final yoga session
15:45 – 16:15 Tea, coffee, traybakes
16:15 Departures

Trip Includes:
Five yoga classes, two guided walks, 3 course dinner on Friday & Saturday, lunches, breakfast and 2 nights accommodation in single or twin rooms.  We will also be including traybakes, tea and coffee each afternoon after our walk.

Does not include:
Train or car travel

For this break, there will be one group hike each day.

We have a great variety of lovely walks we can take directly from our accommodation including the walk alongside Rydal Water to Grasmere and Loughrigg Terrace which we will aim to do on Saturday.

On Sunday we can walk round to the quiet and picturesque Loughrigg Tarn and then over Loughrigg fell on our way back.

The walks may vary depending on the weather conditions at the time but we have lots of options to choose from.

Walks are graded moderate, but please note that the Lake District is not flat, so there will be some steep and maybe rocky sections so a reasonable level of fitness is needed.

Our approximate walking time will be 5-6 hrs and distance 9-10 miles for the Saturday, and slightly less on the Sunday.

Important note: The route is dependent on weather conditions and if the weather is bad, or we believe conditions are dangerous, then we will choose alternative routes. However, we will complete the walk whatever the conditions. 

All hikes will be led by qualified Mountain Leaders

There will be a total of five classes during the weekend starting with the first class on Friday evening.  We offer two yoga classes on Saturday with a walk in between through the stunning scenery of the Lake District. There will also be a yoga class on Sunday morning before breakfast and then when we return from our hike, before departing.

The yoga is varied and so will be all abilities for beginners as well as for those who have practised before and classes will take place before breakfast and after we return from our walk.

We have our dedicated yoga room on the ground floor, the Drawing Room which offers great views out to the Rydal Hall gardens.

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 and calm the mind. Yoga and hiking are a good combination, and everyone leaves feeling rejuvenated and re-energised.

A limited number of mats will be provided for your use but feel free to bring your own mat if you prefer.

If you have any queries regarding the yoga sessions, please contact us.



All rooms for this weekend are either single en-suite or twin en-suite (ideal for couples or friends who are happy to share). All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities and towels.

If you are coming on your own and prefer a twin share, or those are the only rooms still available, don’t worry we will match you up with a room mate of the same sex.

Rydal Hall resides in 34 acres of stunning parkland in the heart of the English Lake District. The main house is a Grade II listed historic house with some parts dating back to the 1600s.

All rooms have been upgraded to provide comfortable en-suite or private facilities. All food is freshly prepared in the kitchen using local and seasonal produce wherever possible and dinner is three courses and is served in the grand dining room.

While staying at Rydal Hall we can explore the beautiful Lake District surroundings and simply enjoy the peace and quiet at the hall and its beautiful gardens.

Getting There

Optional Train Station Pickup and Drop off £10 to be booked and paid in advance.

Suggested trains from Euston Station.

(please note the pickup will be from Windermere Station, and the return will be to Oxenholme Station)

Fri 21st August

Depart 12:30, Arrive 15:58

A pick up from Windermere for this train can be arranged – please let us know

Getting Back

Sun 23rd August

Depart 17:14, Arrive 20:13

You will be dropped off at Oxenholme Station*

We can drop you off after the last yoga class.

*Northern Rail have changed the train times on the local Lakes line between Windermere and Oxenholme and the timings mean a return transfer to Oxenholme means we can still stick to our schedule and have a reasonable hike on Sunday.

Please note that recommended train times may change closer to the time.

Train tickets are best bought in advance online and cheap tickets are usually 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. It is approx 6hr drive from Brent Cross, London

  • Pricing Name
    Booking size
  • Pricing Name Single room with ensuite
    Start Friday 21st August 2020
    End Sunday 23rd August 2020
    1 - 6 Places
  • Pricing Name Twin share room with ensuite
    Start Friday 21st August 2020
    End Sunday 23rd August 2020
    1 - 8 Places
  • Pricing Name Single Room with Private Bathroom
    Start Friday 21st August 2020
    End Sunday 23rd August 2020
    1 - 1 Places
  • Pricing Name Single Room with Shared Bathroom
    Start Friday 21st August 2020
    End Sunday 23rd August 2020
    1 - 1 Places

Single room with ensuite £330 per person

Twin share room with ensuite £295 per person

Optional Train Station Pickup and Drop Off £10

To book, click Add to Cart and then Book Now buttons in top right corner, to arrange deposit payment 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 ‘AugRydal’ 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.

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