Our late winter yoga hiking break is based at the fantastic location of Yewfield House close to the stunning Tarn Hows in the Lake District.
A peaceful and friendly retreat in the heart of the English Lake District, Yewfield is ideally situated for walking and enjoying this exquisite region of rare natural beauty which has been the inspiration for many poets and artists. Yewfield offers vegetarian accommodation for non-smokers with stylish rooms, stunning views and peaceful ambience. Yewfield has been awarded a Visit Britain Quality in Tourism Rating of 5 Stars.
This will be our fourth Yoga Hikes visit to Yewfield and you can read all about the first trip here in October 2017 on our Blog Page.
March can be great time to visit the lakes as the days start to get longer and with a great chance of snow capped mountains, cosy fires and great hiking.
There will be two yoga classes each day and a group guided hike around Yewfield and venturing into the hills to catch some of the best scenery of the area.
Dinner, breakfast and packed lunch are also all included – all the food at Yewfield is vegetarian.
Cosy late winter yoga hiking break – Yoga
We have a beautiful yoga studio, just perfect for our classes. The studio looks out over the gardens and the hills and has a wood burning stove and radiators, to ensure we are cosy and warm, while practicing our yoga.
Situated in 80 acres of private grounds with lovely walks from the doorstep. Whether it’s a gentle stroll or a good hike to the high peaks, Yewfield offers many opportunities for exploring this unique national park. The gardens provide a peaceful place to relax and enjoy the stunning views, or on cooler days, sit by the log fire in the lounge and catch up with a good book.
We have a variety of en-suite rooms in the main house plus several rooms situated at Rose How and the Apartments next door.
Rooms are on a single basis or twin share basis and if you are coming on your own as most do, then we will allocate you a room with a member of the same sex.
(please indicate your choice when booking)
2017 mid winter yoga hiking Blog post and reviews
In 2017 we ran our first yoga hiking break at Yewfield, which was a great success. You can read all about the break on our blog page here.
These are just two reviews from the trip we ran at Yewfield in October, 2017:
And these were just two of the reviews from our Windermere February 2017 mid winter yoga hiking break:
“I completed the yoga and hiking weekend in Windermere. I had a fantastic time, great walks and yoga for mixed abilities. Yen and Kev are lovely; they were supportive and made you feel welcomed. I’m trying to decide which hike to do next. Thank you x” – YSH
“Great Organisation, great hiking and yoga and a great group. Will be back. “ – SC
On Saturday after yoga and breakfast, we will be hiking about 9 to 10 miles to explore the local area. There are several stunning hikes we can choose from, but you should expect to be out for a full day and return to Yewfield around 4pm.
The hike will include sections of rough and possibly wet ground, but will be mainly on good footpaths. There may also be significant uphill sections, so we can enjoy some good views, and we may even include some minor summits. On Sunday we will do a shorter hike of around 7-8 miles to Coniston Water.
We have some fantastic scenery and country to explore including the popular beauty spot of Tarn Hows, Coniston and Little Langdale.
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.
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 studio is in its own building just to the side of the main house and has its own wood burner as well as radiators so stays warm and cosy even on snowy cold days!
The yoga is varied and so will be suitable for beginners as well as for those who have practised before. Sessions 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.
Any queries regarding the yoga sessions, please contact us.
15/01/2019 : ONE SPACE REMAINING : SINGLE ROOM ONLY
Set in a quiet, elevated position with panoramic views over the Vale of Esthwaite, Lake Windermere and the Fells beyond, Yewfield is situated in over 80 acres of its own grounds. The house itself, with its impressive Gothic architecture, dates back to 1859.
The extensive grounds around the house include native woodland, rough fell pasture, a small tarn and a stream. The grazed pasture is carefully managed giving priority to ecological considerations, which qualifies it to be part of the Environmentally Sensitive Areas Scheme.
For this weekend we have single and twin share en-suite rooms situated in the main house, Rose How and the Apartments next door.
Note : if you are coming on your own as most do, we will place you in a twin-share room with a member of the same sex if there are no single rooms available.
The public rooms of Yewfield provide quiet corners for you to curl up with a book or just enjoy the quiet ambience of the house. Music, books and DVDs are available to borrow from the extensive library. On cooler days the wood burning stove keeps the lounge cosy. Yewfield is indeed a special place to make the most of your relaxing break in the Lake District.
Please note that this weekend starts with yoga at 18:00 on the Friday evening followed by dinner at 19:30, so please plan to arrive around 16:00 to allow for delays and settling in.
If you would like to arrive earlier in the day, we cannot guarantee a transfer from Windermere train station, but it is possible to get a taxi to Yewfield where you can enjoy exploring the house and gardens.
16:00 – 17:00 arrivals
18:00 – yoga
19:30- welcome dinner
7:30- 8:45 yoga session.
8:45 – 9:30 breakfast
9:45 depart for full day walk
16:00 return from day walk
16:30 tea and cake available
18:00 – 19:30 yoga session
19:30 – dinner
7:30 – 8:45 yoga session.
8:45 – 9:30 breakfast
9:45 depart for day walk
14:00 return from day walk
14:15 – 15:30 final yoga session
15:30 – 16:00 tea and cake available
Total cost per person for the weekend in a shared twin £295
Total cost per person for the weekend in a single room £345
Plus optional £15 return transfer – please see travel tab. This should be booked and paid in advance when the balance is due.
Small group size : 19
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 Hikes
Sort Code 60 18 11
Account No 17441331
(please quote ‘Mar Yewfield’ plus your name)
Your place is only confirmed once full payment is received.
Five yoga classes, two guided walks, dinner on Friday & Saturday, breakfast, packed lunch on both days and accommodation.
Does not include:
Train or car travel to Yewfield.
Optional Train Station Pick Up and Drop Off £15
You are of course free to take any train you wish, but we are only able to offer 1 group pick up and the times are below.
Suggested trains from Euston Station to Windermere, the nearest train station which is 5 miles away.
(These same trains can also be picked up from Manchester and other stops).
Fri 15/03/2019 : group pick up at Windermere
depart 1230 arrive 1558
depart 17:14 arrive Euston 2013
the group drop off will be to Oxenholme station to catch to 17:12 to London and other onward connections.
(the train times departing from Windermere to Oxenholme on Sundays have been reduced to only 1 per hour from 2 per hour)
We will drop you off after the last yoga class. Please note that recommended train times may change closer to the time, if this is the case, the easiest ticket is still to buy a return from Windermere.
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 send us a message. It is approx 6hr drive from Brent Cross, London, or 3 hours from Manchester.