Brathay Hall Yoga Hikes break near Ambleside, will offer the best of both worlds. We will get out walking to enjoy the beautiful scenery in the Lake District and to practice yoga.
Our accommodation at Brathay Hall near Ambleside 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. There is also a comfortable lounge and bar for us to relax in with stunning views of the grounds and lake.
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 a great selection of shops, restaurants and traditional pubs, whilst from our accommodation we have access to the fells and mountains that surround us.
Brathay Hall Yoga Hikes Accommodation
We have a mix of standard rooms for single occupancy and superior rooms available for twin share for this stunning Brathay Hall Yoga Hikes break. The standard Helvellyn rooms are in the main house and the superior Scafell rooms are in the grounds and offer fantastic luxury accommodation with great views.
All the rooms are flexible with ziplink beds that can be converted into twins or into a double for couples.
(Scafell superior room)
(Helvellyn standard room)
Brathay Hall Yoga Hikes – Yoga Classes
We have our own dedicated yoga room on the ground floor of the main house. We offer a yoga class on Friday evening, and then two yoga classes each day and we will explore the stunning Lake District scenery in between. There will be a single group yoga class at each session open to all abilities from beginner/improver to those who practice regularly.
Sessions will take place on Friday evening and 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.
We have a fantastic choice of walks available directly from the Brathay Hall. On each day, we will be leading a moderate group hike of around 8 to 10 miles.
Your hosts, Kevin and Yen both live in the Lake District, know the area well and have walked extensively here.
All meals are included in the cost of the weekend. Saturday and Sunday breakfast, plus Friday and Saturday dinner will be provided by the Hall. Packed lunches on Saturday and Sunday will be provided by us.
Breakfasts are usually a self-serve meal with hot and cold options. Dinners will be a two course meal that is served to the table – you can select whether you would like a vegetarian or non-vegetarian choice upon booking.
If anyone has any dietary requirements, please let us know at the time of booking.
All meals are taken in the Hall dining room.
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.
Two reviews from two recent hiking and yoga 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.”
Please note that this weekend starts with yoga at 6.00 pm on the Friday evening, so please plan to arrive by 5pm.
If you would like to arrive earlier in the day, we cannot guarantee a transfer from Windermere train station, but it is possible to use the bus service or taxi, to get to Brathay Hall where you can enjoy exploring the house and gardens.
Our accommodation is in a fantastic location with many and varied walks directly on our doorstep.
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.
Saturday : Loughrigg Fell and Terrace, Rydal Caves 12K, 600m of ascent Sunday : Elterwater and Great Langdale, 10K, 250m of ascent
Please note all hikes will be led by qualified Mountain Leaders
We have our own dedicated yoga room at Brathay Hall, which is bright, airy and has a carpet floor and views of the grounds and lake.
Next to the yoga room is the lounge which we use for our afternoon tea, coffee and cake break.
The yoga is varied and so will be suitable for beginners as well as for those who have practised before and classes will take place before breakfast and after we return from our walk.
Sessions will take place on Friday evening to get you in the mood for the weekend, then Saturday and Sunday 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.
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.
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.
For this weekend, we have a choice of rooms : standard rooms available for single occupancy or superior twin rooms for twin occupancy. All rooms are ensuite.
Rooms on a twin share basis have the option of double share basis for any couples as all rooms have zip link beds so can be twin or double and Wi fi is freely available in all the rooms
Standard Rooms (Helvellyn) for Single Occupancy We have a small number of standard rooms located in the main Hall on the second floor. Most overlook the front of the Hall with Lake Views.
Each room is equipped with an ensuite shower room, a plasma screen television, hot drinks facilities, a hairdryer, desk, wardrobe and safe.
Superior Rooms (Scafell Rooms) for Twin Occupancy All these spacious superior rooms are situated at the side of Brathay 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 plasma televisions. Each room has an en-suite shower and a large window to capture the fantastic scenery, looking towards the fells and the Lake.
Total cost for the weekend from £315 depending on room choice
£365 per person in a standard room for single occupancy
£315 per person in a superior twin room
plus optional £15 train station group pick up (see travel tab)
To book, Click Add to Basket and checkout to arrange a deposit of £75 per person by paypal.
The balance 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 24458740
(please quote ‘NovBrathay’ plus your name (as it appears on your booking)
Includes: Five yoga classes, two guided walks, all meals (breakfast each morning, dinner on Friday and Saturday evening and packed lunches each day) and accommodation in superior or standard rooms.
Does not include: Train or car travel to Brathay Hall
Terms & Conditions
Please note that the deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Your place is only confirmed once full payment is received.
You are of course free to take any train you wish, but we are only able to offer 1 group pick up at 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 05/11/2021 : group pick up at Windermere depart 1230 arrive 1558
Sun 07/11/2020 depart 17:26 arrive Euston 2012 the group drop off will be to Oxenholme station to catch to 17:26 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.
Single occupancy of standard ensuite Helvellyn room