Come and stay with us in a glorious stately home in the lovely village of Rydal in the heart of the Lake District. We will have two yoga classes per day, before and after our full day hike to explore the stunning countryside. All meals are included, plus a packed lunch and accommodation, yoga classes and our guided hikes.
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- Costs & Booking
Our March 2021 Rydal Hall Yoga Hiking Weekend is based at the very grand and historic Rydal Hall.
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.
Rydal Hall is a stunning location and steeped in Lake District history, so join us for a very special weekend of yoga and hiking.
For this event we are offering single group yoga classes to cover all abilities and a single group hike.
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.
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.
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:
And you can look at our Google and Facebook Page Review sections to read what other people have written about our Yoga Hiking weekends and other breaks:
“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 : 12th March 2021
Time : 3:00 pm
15:00 onwards arrivals
17:30 – 18:45 Yoga
19:00 – Dinner
20:00 – Group Briefing
Date : 13th March 2021
Time : 7:30 am
7:30 – 8:45 yoga session.
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 session
19:00 – dinner
Date : 14th March 2021
Time : 7:30 am
7:30 – 8:45 yoga session.
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
– Five group yoga classes for all abilities during the weekend,
– Group guided hike each day,
– 3 course dinner on Friday & Saturday, lunches, breakfast
– 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 to Rydal Hall
ALL HIKES WILL BE LED BY QUALIFIED MOUNTAIN LEADERS
We will lead a single group hike on each day as part of this weekend. There are a great variety of lovely walks we can take directly from our accommodation depending upon weather and conditions, but our most regular Saturday walk is from Rydal is alongside Rydal Water and Loughrigg Terrace to Grasmere.
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 a distance of 8-9 miles for the Saturday, and slightly less on the Sunday.
Please note that for all walks, a good level of fitness and hillwalking experience is required.
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 room is on the ground floor in the main Hall with lovely views out to the gardens and hills beyond.
The yoga is varied and so will be suitable 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.
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), and a small number of singles with private bathrooms for sole use, or to share between 2 rooms. 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.
We will offer a single group pickup from Windermere Station at 4pm to coincide with the arrival of the mainline train from Euston, so please plan to arrive for this pickup or slightly before.
Suggested train from Euston Station which also calls at Manchester and other other stops on route.
Note1: the pickup will be from Windermere Station, but the return will be directly to Oxenholme Station. This is because since recent timetable changes the trains from Windermere no longer coincide with all Mainline trains)
Note2: Oxenholme station is the main station for the Lake District and is at Kendal.
Fri 12/03 – Depart Euston @ 12:30, Arrive Windermere @ 15:58
A pick up from Windermere for this train can be booked – please let us know
Sun 14/03 – Depart Oxenholme @ 17:14, Arrive Euston @ 20:13
You will be dropped off at Oxenholme Station 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 NameStartEndBooking sizePricing
Single room with ensuite £330 per person
Single room with private bathroom £315 per person
Twin share room with ensuite £295
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.
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 ‘MarRydal’ 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.