Lake District Yoga Hiking break at Brathay Hall, Ambleside, Lake District

Great hiking in the stunning Lake District and yoga classes with views of the Lake

Lake District Yoga Hiking break at Brathay Hall, Ambleside, Lake District

£395.00

Dates: 24th to 27th May, 2019

Yoga classes: choice of 5 beginner/gentler, 5 intermediate or 5 advanced classes
Hiking: choice of 3 moderate or 3 more challenging guided hikes
Rooms: single and superior twin share (or double) ensuite rooms
Food: choice of vegetarian or non-vegetarian options

A Lake District yoga and hiking spring Bank holiday break to remember.  A great opportunity to take a spring break in a fantastic place to stay, overlooking England’s largest lake and we have a packed program of hiking and yoga to enjoy all weekend long.

Our accommodation in the impressive Brathay Hall is set in 360 acres of mature woodland and rolling pasture at the head of Windermere, with our stunning location the perfect base for our yoga and hiking adventure exploring the area.

Ambleside is just minutes away by car, or a picturesque 20 minute stroll, and boasts an established collection of restaurants and traditional public houses, as well its own museum and independent cinema and jazz bar.

There will be two yoga classes each day and in between a full day hike to explore this most beautiful area.  The guided hiking, yoga classes, all accommodation, breakfast and lunch are included, plus dinner on Saturday and Sunday.

Guiding is by Kevin, who is a fully qualified International Mountain leader, and another local Mountain Leader. The yoga classes will be run by Yen and two other local yoga teachers, who are both fully qualified and experienced teachers.

The weekend is hosted and led by Yen and Kevin who both live in and love the Lake District, so know the area extremely well.

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This Lake District yoga hiking weekend will offer the best of both worlds, to get out walking enjoying the beautiful scenery in the Lake District and to practice yoga.

There will be a choice of three yoga classes during the weekend : beginner/gentler, intermediate or advanced level (you will be able to attend 5 yoga classes during the weekend), and there will also be a choice of a more strenuous hike or a moderate hike each day.

Lake District Yoga Hiking break at Brathay Hall, Ambleside

We will be based at Brathay Hall for the Lake District yoga hiking weekend.  The hall is part of the Brathay Trust which is situated in the heart of the Lake District at the head of Lake Windermere.  The impressive Brathay Hall is set in 360 acres of mature woodland and rolling pasture.  We also have a mixture of single rooms and superior twin rooms.

Lake District Yoga Hiking break at Brathay Hall, Ambleside

The wonderful views have inspired artists and poets alike for centuries. Wordsworth, Coleridge and Constable have all been notable visitors to the Hall and its impressive gardens.  Also located just a 15 minute walk from Ambleside, with it’s great selection of shops, restaurants and traditional pubs, whilst from our accommodation we have access to the fells and mountains that surround us.

Lake District Yoga Hiking Break – Yoga Classes

We have our own 3 dedicated yoga rooms on the ground floor and 1st floor looking out over the gardens.  We offer two yoga classes each day and we will explore the stunning Lake District scenery on a moderate  or strenuous hike in between.  There will be a choice of yoga class at each session tailored to ability : beginner/gentle,  intermediate level and advanced for those who practice regularly and you will be asked which class you would like to go to upon booking.

yoga hikes brathay hall - Yoga

Sessions will take place before breakfast on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, and after we return from our walks on Saturday and Sunday.  The general focus of the morning sessions will be to energise and warm up the body for our walk, and in the evening, will be to stretch out those tired muscles and relax the body. Yoga mats and props will be provided but you are most welcome to bring your own mat if you prefer.

Lake District Yoga Hiking Break – Hiking

We have a fantastic choice of walks available directly from the Brathay Hall.  We are close to Windermere lake, so will aim to hike around some of the Lakeshore and use the ferries on one of the days.  On another day we will hike up to the lovely village of Grasmere, passing by two of the prettiest lakes in the area of Rydal Water and Grasmere.

You will be asked for your choice of hikes upon arrival.

Your hosts, Kevin and Yen both live in the Lake District, know the area well and have walked extensively here.

Lake District Yoga Hiking Break – Meals

All meals are included in the cost of the weekend. Saturday and Sunday breakfast ; Saturday and Sunday dinner will be provided by the Hall.  Packed lunches on Saturday and Sunday will be provided by us and then on Monday the hall will provide a hot buffet style lunch before departing.

Full English style breakfasts are served buffet style, while dinner on Saturday and Sunday evening will be served in two courses.  All meals are taken in the Hall dining room.

If anyone has any dietary requirements, please let us know at the time of booking.

Homemade Cake
It has become a popular feature of our breaks to offer large quantities of tea and home-made cake at the end of a walk.

Lake District Yoga Hiking - Tea and Cakes

Two reviews from two recent yoga hikes breaks:

“Great weekend! Really enjoyed it, fantastic walks and yoga, would recommend it to anyone! Thanks Yen and Kevin for such a lovely weekend!”

“That was an amazing weekend! Huge thanks to Kevin and Yen, both are extremely helpful, easy going, and professional. Everything was perfect–breath-taking view, sunshine and clouds, delicious home-made cake, and on the top of that a wonderful group of new friends! Looking forward to the next walk with all of you.”

Blog Pages

You can also read our Blog Pages to read about all of our previous trips.

Our accommodation is in a fantastic location with many and varied walks directly on our doorstep.

For this event we are able to offer a choice of hike each day : a more strenuous hike or moderate hike.

You will be asked to sign up for the hike of your choice upon arrival.

Hike Information

Walk options will depend on the weather and current conditions.  However, these are typical options and if the weather is suitable we will be offering these walks or similar.  If the conditions are not suitable the walk options will be reduced, but we will still offer walks whatever the weather.

Strenuous Option 
Saturday : Wansfell and Troutbeck Circular 14k, 800m of ascent
Sunday : Loughrigg Fell, Loughrigg Terrace and Tarn, Skelwith 10k, 600m of ascent
Monday : TBC

Moderate Option
Saturday : Loughrigg Fell and Terrace, Rydal Caves 12K, 600m of ascent
Sunday : Elterwater and Great Langdale, 10K, 250m of ascent
Monday : TBC

Grasmere

Yoga Hikes Brathay Grasmere view

Loughrigg

Yoga Hikes Brathay

 

Rydal Water

Brathay Yoga Hiking view

On Monday will do a shorter walk down to the Lakeshore and around Wray Castle.

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

Walks are graded moderate (by Lake District standards), with approx walking time 5-6 hrs and distance 9-10 miles for the Saturday and Sunday and less on Monday.  Walks graded strenuous involve slightly more distance and more ascent and a more steady pace.

For this weekend we are able to offer yoga classes according to ability and we will ask for your choice of class upon booking.

We have found that we do have a wide range of ability during our weekends from beginners to teachers.

So for this weekend, at each yoga session slot there will be the following classes :

Beginner/gentler class
Suitable for those who are new or returning to yoga, also suitable for those who may have an injury or a specific concern

Intermediate class
Suitable for those who practice regularly and are happy to practice their sun salutations.  Minimum practice of at least 1 year.

Advanced class
For those who have a long standing and regular practice, and comfortable with sun salutations and other advanced postures.

We will have three dedicated yoga rooms on the ground floor and first floor, looking out over the gardens.

We offer two yoga classes each day in the morning and late afternoon, plus a final yoga class on Monday morning.  Yen and two other local teachers will share the teaching.

yoga hikes brathay hall - Yoga

Sessions will take place on Saturday, Sunday and Monday before breakfast and after we return from our walks on Saturday and Sunday.  The general focus of the morning sessions will be to energise and warm up the body for our walk, and in the evening , 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.

Yoga mats and props will be provided but you are most welcome to bring your own mat if you prefer.

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.

Brathay Hall has a wide selection of accommodation and for this weekend, we have a combination of single rooms and superior twin share rooms.

All rooms are ensuite.

The comfortable single rooms are situated behind the main Hall. They have been thoughtfully designed to include many sustainable and environmentally friendly features. All rooms offer a unique blend of comfort and contemporary design, with solid oak furniture, flat screen televisions. Each room has an en-suite shower and Wi fi is freely available in all the rooms.

Single Loughrigg Room at Brathay Hall

The superior twin rooms are located to the side of the Hall in the grounds and have recently been refurbished and are also furnished to a high standard.

They are spacious and have all the amenities you would expect.

Rooms can be made into twins or doubles for couples.  Please don’t worry if you are coming on your own, you can still share a twin room and we will match you up with someone of the same sex.

bedroom scafell room

The Hall has a spacious lounge including a small bar where we can relax.

The dining room has stunning views of the grounds and Lake.

Brathay dining room

Friday 24th May
19.00 – 21.30   main arrivals, meet in lounge and welcome

Saturday 25th May
7:30 – 8:45 yoga session (all classes run at the same time)
8:45 – 9:30 breakfast
9:45 – depart hike
16:00 – return from hike
16:00 – 16:30 tea, coffee, homemade cake
18:00 – 19:30 yoga session
19:30 dinner

Sunday 26th May
7:30 – 8:45 yoga session.
8:45 – 9:30 breakfast
9:45 – depart hike
16:00 – return from hike
16:00 – 16:30 tea, coffee, homemade cake
18:00 – 19:30 yoga session
19:30 dinner

Monday 27th May
7:30 – 8:45 yoga session
8:45 – 9:30 breakfast
9:45 – check out of room, depart for hike
12:45 – return from hike
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:15 Departures

 

Total cost for the weekend

Single Ensuite Room £395 per person

Superior Ensuite Twin share Room  £395 per person

(please indicate which room you would like in the notes section when booking)

plus optional £10 group return transfer from Windermere train station (Set time only)

Group size : 32

To book, Click Add to Basket and checkout to arrange a deposit of £95 by paypal

The balance (plus £10 if taking the transfer option) will be due within 8 weeks of the start date and you should arrange a bank transfer for this.

Bank details are below :

Bank Account    Yoga Hikes
Sort Code 60 18 11
Account No 17441331

(please quote ‘MayBrathay’ plus your name (as it appears on your booking)

Your place is only confirmed once full payment is received.

Includes: Five yoga classes with choice of level, three guided walks with choice of level, meals (breakfast each morning, dinner on Saturday and Sunday evening and lunches each day) and accommodation in single or twin share rooms.

Does not include: Friday evening meal, train or car travel.

Getting There

Our suggested train is below from Euston Station to Windermere, the nearest train station which is 5.5 miles away.  If you are traveling from the Midlands, North West or elsewhere, please use trainline to plan your journey to coincide with the arrival of these trains if possible.  The last stage of the train journey is a short branch line from Oxenholme to Windermere, so you need to plan your journey to change at Oxenholme.

Fri 24/05  depart Euston 17:30 arrive Windermere 20:41

We are able to offer an optional group train station pick up from this train time only.

This will be the only train pickup and if you decide to get an earlier or later train you are free to make your own way to the accommodation by public transport or taxi.

Getting Back

Mon 27/05 depart  Windermere 14:48 arrive Euston 18:13 (TBC)

The return transfer will be timed to catch this train.

Train tickets are best bought in advance online and cheap tickets are usually issued 12 weeks before travel at http://www.thetrainline.com/buytickets/default.aspx

Alternatively if you do have a car and are happy to drive and car share, please post a message.

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