Winter Yoga Hiking Break at Yewfield in the Lake District
Trip date: 4th March 2022 – 6th March 2022
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 and is the perfect location for a cosy mid winter yoga and hiking break.
The yoga studio is also stunning with views out over the orchard and surrounding hills. It has its own wood burner and radiators for keeping us toasty and warm, whatever the weather is doing.
Our first trip of 2022 is a cosy mid winter yoga hiking break at the beautiful Yewfield country house. Winter can be such a great time to visit the lakes, because of the possibility of cold frosty mornings and snow on the hills. So shake off those mid winter blues and come and join us.
Our Yewfield yoga hiking break is based close to the stunning location of Tarn Hows in the heart of the Lake District. So this is a scenic, peaceful and friendly yoga and hiking retreat in the heart of the English Lake District.
Yewfield is also ideally situated for walking and enjoying this exquisite region of rare natural beauty. The Lake District is a world heritage site and 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 also been awarded a Visit Britain Quality in Tourism Rating of 5 Stars.
Early March can be great time to visit the lakes because of a good chance of snow capped mountains, cosy fires and great hiking.
Yewfield Winter Yoga Hiking Break – Yoga classes
For this Yewfield winter Yoga Hiking break there will be a yoga class on Friday, two yoga classes each day 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 (please note that all the food at Yewfield is vegetarian).
Yewfield winter Yoga Hiking Break – Accommodation
Situated in 80 acres of private grounds with lovely walks from the doorstep, 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 either on a single room occupancy or on a twin share basis .
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 cold winter days the wood burning stove keeps the lounge cosy. Yewfield is indeed a special place to make the most of your relaxing winter break in the Lake District.
2018 Yewfield yoga hikes break reviews and Blog post
And these were just two of the reviews from our Yewfield October 2017 yoga hiking break:
“ Thank you so much Kevin and Yen for my best yoga hiking break yet. I shall definitely see you again next year . Take care, Gabriella ”
“Great Organisation, great hiking and yoga and a great group. Will be back. “ – SC
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, we cannot guarantee a group transfer from Windermere train station, but it is possible to get a taxi to Yewfield where you can enjoy exploring the house and gardens.
8:00- 9:15 yoga 9:30 – 10:15 breakfast 10:15 depart for hike 16:15 return from hike 16:15 tea and cake available 18:00 – 19:15 yoga 19:30 – dinner
Date: March 6, 2022
Time: 8:00 am
Plan of the day
8:00- 9:15 yoga 9:30 – 10:15 breakfast 10:15 depart for hike 14:15 return from hike 14:30 – 15:45 final yoga session 15:45 – 16:15 tea and cake available 16:15 Departures
On Saturday after yoga and breakfast, we will be hiking about 9 to 10 miles to explore the local area around Tarn Hows. 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 sometimes hike to a minor summit.
On Sunday we will do a shorter hike of around 7-8 miles down to the Lakeshore at Coniston, before returning through woods and climbing again to Tarn Hows.
We have some fantastic scenery and country to explore including the popular beauty spots of Tarn Hows and Coniston.
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.
ALL HIKES WILL BE LED BY A LOCAL QUALIFIED MOUNTAIN LEADER
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 with floor to ceiling windows and great views of the garden and surrounding hills.
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.
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.
If you have any queries regarding the yoga sessions, please contact us.
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.
We have a variety of single rooms available for single occupancy at £425 per person, and twin rooms available for twin share, situated in the main house, Rose How and the Apartments next door. Twin share is £350 per person. All rooms are ensuite.
PLEASE NOTE THAT TWIN ROOMS CAN ONLY BE BOOKED BY FRIENDS/COUPLES
If you would like a single room, please book early to avoid disappointment.
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.
Total cost per person for the weekend in a shared twin £35o
Total Cost per person for the weekend in a single room £425
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.
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
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.