Nab is a traditional lakeland cottage overlooking Rydal Water. It is steeped in history and full of old world character, and includes a modern converted barn for yoga.
This is an early spring break to improve your yoga practice and explore the gorgeous countryside and stunning views in this area of the Lake District. There will be 5 yoga classes plus 2 group guided hikes and all food and accommodation is included.
Grasmere yoga hiking weekend will be based at the beautiful Nab Cottage beside Rydal Water in the Lake District. A weekend of relaxing yoga and invigorating walks in a beautiful area which is often associated with the Romantic poets.
Grasmere Yoga & Hiking – Accommodation
Nab is a typical old lakeland cottage which is full of character and old world charm. It is complemented with a wonderful modern converted barn for our yoga practice. The cottage is full of old character, steeped in history and has plenty of areas to find peace and solitude or to read. All meals are vegetarian and food is prepared for us by the owners of the cottage. It is also organic and fairtrade where possible.
There are a variety of rooms, twin ensuites and some singles with or without ensuite (shared bathroom)
Grasmere Yoga & Hiking – Yoga
This Grasmere yoga hiking weekend starts with yoga at 6pm on Friday followed by dinner, so it is advisable to arrive by 5pm. There will be a total of 5 yoga classes over the weekend. We will also have guided walks on Saturday and Sunday. All yoga classes take place in the converted lakeland barn next to the cottage.
Nab Cottage dates from 1556 and stands alone on the side of Rydal Water. The cottage was once the home of Thomas De Quincey who was an acquaintance of the poets Coleridge and Wordsworth. The situation is perfect for a Grasmere yoga hiking weekend and surrounded by mountains in the heart of the valley.
We have the cottage on a sole use basis and next to the cottage is a beautifully converted Lakeland barn which we will have for our yoga practice.
There is an outdoor hot tub with views onto Rydal Water which we are free to use.
Breakfast, packed lunch, and dinner are included and all meals are vegetarian and use fresh and largely organic and fairtrade ingredients. Mealtimes are eaten together in the farmhouse dining room.
Grasmere yoga hiking weekend reviews
These were some comments from one of our recent Hiking and Yoga breaks:
“Really enjoyed the weekend; walking and yoga were great, good accommodation in a perfect location, a lovely group of people, and even a bit of sunshine! Thanks Kevin and Yen :)”
“Thank you Yen and Kevin for the lovely and well organised weekend and to everybody else for being such a good company. It was great meeting you all and hope to meet you again in future”
“It was a great weekend – well organised, good group of people, etc..”
Please note that this weekend starts with yoga at 6pm 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 to get to Nab Cottage where you can enjoy exploring the house and gardens.
8:00 - 9:15 yoga 9:15 -10:00 breakfast 10:15 depart for hike 16:00 return from hike 16:30 tea and cake available 18:00 -19:15 yoga 19:30 dinner
Date: April 3, 2022
Time: 8:00 am
Plan of the day
8:00 - 9:15 yoga 9:15 -10:00 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
The location is perfect for a variety of walks along the shores of Grasmere and for exploring the village itself.
Early spring can be a lovely time to explore the Lake District as the trees are coming into bud, there is still a nip in the air, but the weather can still be pleasant for walking and its less busy.
On Saturday we are likely to walk from the cottage along Loughrigg Terrace and down into Grasmere, where we can then extend our walk up to Easedale tarn. Easedale Tarn is lovely beauty spot which embodies many of the things that make the Lake District so special. We walk beside a tumbling stream to a quiet location overlooking a remote and stunning Lake, with great views back down the valley to the village.
On Sunday we are likely to hike around Loughrigg Fell to another of our favourite locations around Loughrigg Tarn. We can complete a circuit of the Fell or make our way to the summit if the weather is good and we are feeling energetic.
ALL HIKES WILL BE LED BY A QUALIFIED MOUNTAIN LEADER
The weekend will offer an opportunity to learn about yoga, improve and develop your practice and get out walking to enjoy the beautiful scenery surrounding the Cottage. There will be five yoga classes.
The yoga will be suitable for beginners and those who have practised before. We have also included a session on Friday evening before dinner, and this session will be a gentle welcome to get you in the mood for the weekend. Yoga and hiking are a great combination, mobilising, energising yoga with some flow in the morning, followed by some more restorative and restful yoga after our hiking.
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.
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 using the trip enquiry link above.
Note: There is a single group class for each session during this weekend
Nab Cottage is a traditional old lakeland cottage, standing alone on the side of Rydal Water, in the centre of the English Lake District. The cottage was once the home of writer Thomas De Quincey, an acquaintance of the poets Coleridge and Wordsworth. The situation is idyllic; surrounded by mountains in the heart of the valley, yet only 2 miles from Ambleside and Grasmere.
The cottage dates from 1556 and the bedrooms are cosy old world with beautiful views across the lake or up the fell at the back. Downstairs is a sitting room with log fire, dining room with computer and piano, and small TV room.
We have the house on a sole use basis, which sleeps up to 16 mainly in a mixture of twin ensuite rooms and twin rooms with shared bathroom. There are therefore some different pricing options for a twin ensuite rooms, and the other single rooms . There are also 3 single rooms , one with an ensuite and two with shared facilities. Please check the booking page for availability and prices.
Next to the cottage is a beautifully converted Lakeland barn which we will have for our yoga practice.
There is an outdoor hot tub with views onto Rydal Water which we are free to use and a small sauna in the converted barn.
The house and gardens have plenty of spaces and sitting areas for reading, relaxing and quietness.
Breakfast, packed lunch, and dinner are included and all meals use fresh and largely organic and fairtrade ingredients. Mealtimes are eaten together in the farmhouse dining room.
To book, click add to basket and then checkout to pay your deposit 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.
Your place is only confirmed once full payment is received.
If 2 people, or more are travelling by train, we can offer an optional group pickup from Windermere train station, with return drop off to Windermere (or Oxenholme) depending on train times. This must usually be booked and paid in advance and only one time is available.
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 Nab Cottage
Terms & Conditions
Please note that the deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Your place is only confirmed once full payment is received.
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.