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Rydal Hall Yoga Hikes weekend

Our 2016 Rydal Hall yoga hikes weekend was another fantastic weekend.  Great hiking and wonderful yoga in an amazing location and fantastic accommodation.

rydal hall yoga hikes grounds

Rydal Hall itself is an historic and listed building and this is where we stayed and where we held the yoga classes with great views overlooking the hills.

rydal hall yoga hikes yoga lessons

rydal hall yoga hikes - yoga room

Breakfast and dinner were also in the dining hall, which is a wonderful place to eat and the food is always great.

rydal hall yoga hikes - dinner

For this weekend Yen and I provided the pack lunch and we decided to try something a bit different from our normal sandwiches.  So at lunch time we all tucked into a specially made pasta salad, which went down very well.

pasta salad packed lunch

pasta salad packed lunch on the hills

Rydal Hall Yoga Hikes weekend walks

On Saturday our walk took us around the lakes of Rydal water and Grasmere, where we had to stop for a group picture.

rydal yoga hiking weekend grasmere view

Then after a brief stop to the explore the village of Grasmere we continued on our way up beside the well named Sourmilk Gill waterfalls.

sourmilk gill waterfalls

Our lunch stop was at one of our favourite spots.  Easedale tarn is quite a popular walk from Grasmere, but its always a pleasure arriving here and enjoying the view.

Easedale Tarn

After lunch we hiked back down to Grasmere and around the opposite sides of the lake arriving back at Rydal Hall for tea and cake on the lawn.

Ryal Hall tea and cake

On Sunday, the Rydal Hall yoga hikes weekend walk, was another of our favourite hikes.  Today we left the hall and headed towards Ambleside before turning right and climbing up to Lilly Tarn and Todd Crag.

lilly tarn

The view from Todd Crag overlooking Windermere is always spectacular and more enjoyable for the fact that it comes as quite a surprise.

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Its also a great place to practice your yoga poses:

Yoga pose overlooking windermere

And an equally great place to just sit and admire the view.

Rydal Hall yoga hikes windermere view

Rydal Hall yoga hikes windermere viewpoint

Our walk then took us around Loughrigg Fell to another very special place.  Loughrigg Tarn is a great spot for our picnic lunch with a backdrop of the Langdale Pikes.

Loughrigg Tarn picnic stop

Where we had the company of two geese, who obviously wanted to share in our picnic.

Loughrigg Tarn Geese

Loughrigg Tarn Geese picnic

We returned via Loughrigg Terrace and the caves for our last yoga session of the weekend, followed by lots more tea and cake of course.

rydal caves yoga posing

If you would like to join in 2017, for a Rydal Hall Yoga Hikes weekend we are staying at the hall in October again:

Rydal Hall Yoga Hiking Weekend 2017

We also stay in the Rydal Centre in the grounds of Rydal hall in March:

Rydal Centre Yoga Hiking Weekend 2017

This is just one review of the 2016 trip:

“Had such a great time! Kevin and Yen were great hosts/organisers and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to a friend to sign up for a future trip!!”

You can read many more reviews of recent Yoga Hiking and Hiking breaks on our Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/lakesmountainhikes/reviews/

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