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Borrowdale Yoga Hiking Weekend at Glaramara in the Lake District

Join us for our Yoga & Hiking break in the beautiful Borrowdale valley

Borrowdale Yoga Hiking Weekend at Glaramara

Trip date: 22nd April 2022 – 24th April 2022

Prices from: £385.00

A Borrowdale Yoga Hikes break based in one of the most beautiful valleys in England. We have some fantastic walks following the river Derwent and venturing further into the hills with great views of the Borrowdale valley. Glaramara also offers excellent accommodation and great food to enjoy at the beginning and end of each day. There will be a 5 group yoga classes and two guided group hikes over the weekend.

Note 1: Glaramara can cater for vegetarians and non-vegetarians and other dietary requirements if advance notice is given.

Note 2: Borrowdale is a very beautiful, but steep sided valley.  So please be aware when booking that there will be steep sections of ascent and descent.

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Trip Code: YH220422
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Location: Lake District
  • Group size: 14 People
  • Yoga Ability: Mixed Ability Class
  • Hiking Ability: Single Group Hike

Description

The highlight of our Borrowdale yoga hiking break will be some of the most stunning walking in England.  We are perfectly placed at Glaramara in the Borrowdale valley for great hiking and have a perfect room for our yoga to stretch out in after our hikes.  Visiting in the spring will also allow us to catch the best of the spring colour in this beautiful valley.

Part of the beauty of Borrowdale is because it is a steep sided valley surrounded by hills.  This does mean that the walks will include some sections of steep ascent and descent.  Please ensure that you are aware and comfortable with this before booking.

Lakes Yoga Hiking Break at Glaramara

Glaramara Hotel is a privately owned hotel which is run by an experienced and professional team whose aim is to make your visit a memorable and rewarding experience.

The location of the house is particularly striking with commanding views of the Borrowdale Fells. It is an ideal base for a walking and yoga break with easy access to some of the best routes in the Lake District.

There are a range of double/twin en-suite rooms and single en-suite rooms.   Facilities include a spacious resident’s lounge with log fire, spacious bar including log fire, a drying room and free wi-fi. The restaurant serves excellent quality home-made food using the best local and seasonal ingredients. (please note that Glaramara can cater for vegetarians and non-vegetarians and other dietary requirements if advance notice is given)

Lakes Yoga Hiking Break at Glaramara

This weekend is ideal for anyone to book who wishes to enjoy hiking in the beautiful Borrowdale Valley and a weekend of yoga with great food.

Borrowdale Yoga Hiking Break – Yoga classes

For this Borrowdale Yoga Hiking break there will be five yoga classes  and two group guided hikes around the lakes and venturing into the hills to catch some of the best scenery of the area.  Dinner, breakfast and packed lunch are also all included.  The yoga will take place in the fell suite in Glaramara hotel itself.

Borrowdale Yoga Hiking Break – Accommodation

Glaramara Hotel has all double/twin rooms and singles. All of the rooms are simple and stylish in their décor with fell views and the front of house rooms have particularly breath taking views of the Borrowdale Fells. All the rooms been recently re-designed and refurbished to a very high standard with only your comfort in mind. All rooms come equipped with complimentary hospitality tray which includes tea and coffee, toiletries and towels are also provided. The bedrooms are all double glazed with central heating, making them warm & comfy throughout the seasons.

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Facilities include comfortable lounges with stunning views, a residents bar including real ales and a nice selection of wines, a drying room and free WI-FI. Log fires are an added feature in our bar and main lounge.

Glaramara is ideally placed for anyone who wishes to enjoy the splendour of the Borrowdale Valley with some moderately hard walking. From the doorstep you can leave the car behind and enjoy many of the most popular Lake District walks and is also conveniently located close to the popular market town of Keswick and Derwent Water for those wanting a day out of the valley.

You can read our blog posts here of other recent trips to learn more about what to expect on a yoga hikes break.

Google reviews from our Oct 2021 trip to Glaramara:

“Thank you Yen and Kevin for a wonderful weekend break at Glaramara. Yen is an exceptional yoga teacher who makes the yoga accessible to all levels. The more dynamic classes at the start of each day to the relaxing evening sessions were a real highlight for me. Whilst the hiking was challenging at times both Kevin and Yen guided us with great care and consideration. The accommodation at Glaramara was great, the staff very friendly and the food excellent. I would highly recommend a YogaHikes break.” – LL
“Ruth and I are just back from a fantastic weekend at Glaramara. Yen’s yoga classes were perfectly pitched and and Kevin’s hikes were well chosen – not too easy/not too hard. The hotel was excellent (fine food, lovely lounge with open fire). A very sociable and enjoyable weekend with a great group of people. Thoroughly recommended.” – DH
Google review from our July 2019 trip to Glaramara:
“Fabulous weekend in a great location with a lovely bunch of ladies. Everything was well organized and thought out by Yen and Kevin who were fabulous hosts. This was my first time doing anything like this and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I would definitely do another one and would highly recommend it to others as well.

 

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 by 17:00.

If you would like to arrive earlier in the day, rooms are available from 1500

Itinerary

Time: 4:00 pm

Plan of the day

rooms available from 15:00
17:00 arrivals
18:00 – yoga
19:30- welcome dinner

Time: 7:30 am

Plan of the day

Plan of the day
7:30- 8:45 yoga session.
8:45 – 9:30 breakfast
10:00 depart for full day walk
16:00 return from day walk
16:00 – 17:00 tea and cake available
18:00 – 19:15 yoga session
19:30 – dinner

Time: 7:30 am

Plan of the day

7:30 – 8:45 yoga session.
8:45 – 9:30 breakfast
10:15 depart for day walk
14:15 return from day walk
14:30 - 15:30 final yoga session
15:30 - 16:00 tea and cake available
16:00 Departures

On Saturday after yoga and breakfast, we will head to explore the beautiful surrounding scenery in the Borrowdale Valley.  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 Glaramara 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 it is also possible to hike to some mid level summits. On Sunday we will do a shorter hike of around 7-8 miles.

We have some fantastic scenery and country to explore around Glaramara and some of the best hiking anywhere in England.

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 upon our return to Glaramara.

For this weekend, the yoga classes will take place in the Fell View suite on the ground floor of the Glaramara hotel.

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.

Please bring your own yoga mat and pillow case as a minimum.  Other yoga equipment is provided (brick, block, strap, bolster, blanket and scented eye pillow), but you may prefer to bring your own if you have any.

Any queries regarding the yoga sessions, please contact us.

Glaramara Hotel is a privately owned hotel which is run by an experienced and professional team whose aim is to make your visit a memorable and rewarding experience.

The location of the house is particularly striking with commanding views of the Borrowdale Fells. It is the ideal base for a yoga hiking break with easy access to some of the best routes in the Lake District.

There are a mix of twin and single ensuite rooms all recently renovated to a good standard.   Facilities include a spacious resident’s lounge with log fire, spacious bar including log fire, a drying room and free wi-fi. The restaurant serves excellent quality home-made food using the best local and seasonal ingredients.

(please note that Glaramara can cater for vegetarians and non-vegetarians and other dietary requirements if advance notice is given)

The hotel is an ideal place for our group to enjoy the beautiful Borrowdale Valley or the nearby market town of Keswick. The location, grounds and facilities make it the perfect venue for our energetic weekend of yoga and hiking.

All of the rooms are simple and stylish in their décor with fell views, the front of house rooms have particularly breath taking views of the Borrowdale Fells. All the rooms been recently re-designed and refurbished to a very high standard with only your comfort in mind. All of the rooms come equipped with complimentary hospitality tray which includes tea and coffee, toiletries and towels are also provided. The bedrooms are all double glazed with central heating, making them warm & comfy throughout the seasons.

Glaramara-twin

We have a variety of twin rooms available for twin share,  situated in the main house.  Twin share is £380 per person.

We also have single rooms  at £415 per person.  If you would like a single room, please book early to avoid disappointment.

Facilities include comfortable lounges with stunning views, a residents bar including real ales and a nice selection of wines, a drying room and free WI-FI. Log fires are an added feature in our bar and main lounge.

Total cost per person for the weekend in a twin room with ensuite £385

Total Cost per person for the weekend in a single room with ensuite £425

Small group size : 14

To book, click Add to Cart and then Book Now buttons in top right corner, to arrange deposit payment of £95 per person.

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 ‘Glara’ plus your name)

Trip Includes:
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 Glaramara

Terms & Conditions

Please note that the deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Your place is only confirmed once full payment is received.

Click here to view our terms & conditions

If there are 2 or more people interested, we are able to book a pickup at a set time from the nearest train station, and also return drop off. Cost will depend on the numbers but we do need at least 2 people, willing to share, taking the transfer on arrival and departure day to do this.  We will book the taxis on your behalf, and the cost will be paid by and shared amongst those taking the transfers.

Independent Travel
Alternatively if you wish to make your own way to the venue, we use Lake Side Taxis 015394 88888.
We would strongly recommend booking your own transfers well in advance as arrival and departure days are busy times.

Approximate Taxi Prices
(these are based on a standard car size, 8 seaters are available for a larger number if required)
Bank Holidays are charged at a higher rate, so please check when booking your return journeys.

Windermere Station to the following venues :
Brathay Hall        £12
Rydal Hall          £15
Nab Cottage       £17
Yewfield             £25
Lanehead           £30
St Marks            £35

Lake Side Taxis 015394 88888

Bangor Station to Trigonos £38
Ivans Taxis 01286 881590

Penrith North Lakes to Glaramara £45-50
Derwent Taxis 017687 75585

Please note it is also possible to use the bus service, which is much cheaper, to get from Penrith Station to Glaramara and this involves a change at Keswick bus station

You will be sent a group email around 6 weeks before the trip, and that will have more details about the suggested train times to get there and back once train times are published.  Please note that we cannot take any responsibility for changes to train schedules and train delays.

Please see below for typical pickup and drop off times.

Friday arrival day, Sunday departure Day

For our trips starting on Friday evening the pickup time will be at 4pm at Windermere Station (or around the same time at other stations such Penrith for our Glaramara venue, or Oxenholme for St Marks Stays).

The drop off time at Windermere Station (or other stations) on Sunday, will be to catch the 5pm train departing from that station.

Friday arrival day, Monday departure Day

Arrival day the same as above

On departure day, the drop off time will be to catch the 3 or 4pm train departing from that station. Please refer to the schedule for the trip.

Availability

Rooms

NamePriceAvailability
Single ensuite room£425.00

6 spaces

Twin ensuite room£385.00

8 spaces

Ability Levels

Yoga Ability
Mixed Ability Class
Hiking Ability
Single Group Hike
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