For our February 2019 Rydal Hall yoga hikes break we are 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 Yoga & Hiking
There will be five yoga classes in total over the weekend, led by Yen, a fully qualified yoga teacher and there will be walks on both days led by Kevin, who is a fully qualified Mountain Leader. We both live in the Lake District and so know the area extremely well and all the best walks.
The Hall itself will be our home for the weekend and we will be eating and practicing our yoga in the Hall as well.
Rydal Hall yoga hiking – Accommodation
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 Hall yoga hikes break
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 breaks in the Lake District
To read our Blog pages review of other recent Yoga Hiking Weekends at Rydal Hall please click here:
Rydal Hall October Yoga Hikes Break
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:
And these were just two reviews from the last weekend at Rydal:
Gemma B reviewed Yoga Hikes — 5 star
“Super weekend, Yen makes five yoga sessions complement Kevin’s two hikes perfectly….food was rather good too and I can’t believe it went so quickly! Will book another I am sure of it…”
Linda S reviewed Yoga Hikes — 5 star
“Had a fabulous weekend at Rydal Hall. Lovely venue and good food. Yen and Kevin made us all feel so welcome and the organisation was superb. The yoga classes complimented the hiking so well – very clever planning. My first yoga hikes break won’t be my last!”
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 lower level routes. However, we will complete the walk whatever the conditions.
We have our own private room for yoga in the main hall itself. The yoga will be suitable for beginners and those who have practised before. There will be five yoga sessions during the weekend, and these take place on Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday before breakfast and after we return from our walks.
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. There will be an emphasis on the breath and movement, and our priority is for the yoga to be enjoyable and safe for all.
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.
All rooms for this weekend are either single en-suite (9 places) or twin en-suite (8 places – ideal for couples or friends who are happy to share), 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 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. Breakfast is a fully cooked buffet breakfast also served in the main hall.
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.
Rydal Hall is owned and managed by the Diocese of Carlisle and so is also used for church meetings and groups. This therefore means staying in the hall is always harmonious and relaxing. However, it also has a bar, where you can buy drinks before dinner and there is also an excellent pub at the end of the road.
15:00 onwards arrivals
17:30 – 18:45 Yoga
19:00 – Dinner
20:15 – Intros and Group Briefing
7:30 – 8:45 yoga session.
8:45 – 9:30 breakfast
9:45 – depart hike
16:00 – return from hike
16:00 – 17:00 tea, coffee, traybakes
17:30 – 18:45 yoga session
19:00 – dinner
7:30 – 8:45 yoga session.
8:45 – 9:30 breakfast
9:45 – depart for hike
14:15 – return from hike
14:30 – 15:45 final yoga session
15:45 – 16:15 Tea, coffee, traybakes
Total cost for the weekend per person :
£325 for a single en-suite room
£290 for twin share room with ensuite
(please select your room choice when booking)
We also offer an optional £10 group pick up from the train station (please see travel tab). This must be booked in advance and paid when you pay your balance.
Small group size : 17
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 ‘Feb RydalHall’ plus your name)
Five yoga classes, two guided walks, 3 course dinner on Friday and Saturday, lunches, breakfast and accommodation in single or twin rooms. We will also be including tea & cake each afternoon after our walk.
Does not include:
Train or car travel to Rydal Hall.
Optional Train Station Pick Up and Drop Off £10
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 08/02/2019 : 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, and being dropped off at Oxenholme is the most efficient use of time)
We will drop you off after the last yoga class.
Please note that recommended train times may change closer to the time, however 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.