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Lake District Yoga Hiking Weekend at Nab Cottage

Stay in a cosy Lake District cottage with purpose built yoga studio

Nab Yoga Hiking Weekend in the Lake District

Trip date: 21st October 2022 – 23rd October 2022

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Prices from: £295.00

Stay with us in a 16th Century cottage for a very special Lake District yoga hiking weekend. Nab Cottage is a traditional 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 the 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.

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Trip Code: YH211022
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Location: Lake District
  • Group size: 15 People
  • Yoga Ability: Mixed Ability Class
  • Hiking Ability: Single Group Hike

Description

Our Nab yoga hiking weekend will be held at the traditional Lakeland Nab Cottage beside Rydal Water.  It is a cottage that is steeped in history and full of old world character, but includes a modern converted barn for yoga.  Our break is a Yoga Hiking Weekend of relaxing yoga and invigorating walks in this beautiful corner of the Lake District, which is often associated with the Romantic poets.

We have a wonderful modern converted barn for our yoga practice, and our accommodation is steeped in history and has plenty of areas to find peace and solitude to read, contemplate or just enjoy the stunning views.  The cottage is traditional lakeland, so cosy and full of character.  All meals are vegetarian and food is prepared for us by the owners of the cottage and is organic and fairtrade where possible.

Rooms are a mix of twin ensuite rooms and some singles with shared or ensuite bathrooms 

This Nab yoga hiking weekend starts with Friday dinner and a yoga session later, so it is advisable to leave work early on Friday. There will be a total of 5 yoga classes over the weekend and we will have guided walks on Saturday and Sunday. You will leave us feeling rejuvenated in mind, spirit and body, and extremely fortunate to have spent time at Nab Cottage.

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Nab Cottage dates from 1556 and is a traditional 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 perfect for a Lake District yoga hiking weekend; surrounded by mountains in the heart of the valley, yet only 2 miles from Ambleside and Grasmere.

We have the house on a sole use basis and the house sleeps up to 16 in twin bedrooms, the majority having ensuite bathrooms. 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.

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.

Nab yoga hiking weekend reviews and 2017 Blog

To read our Blog post of a May 2017 trip to Nab Cottage.  Click Here.

These were just 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 18:00 on the Friday evening, so please plan to arrive between by 17:00

If you would like to arrive earlier in the day, we cannot offer an earlier option train station 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.

Itinerary

Time: 4:00 pm

Plan of the day

16:00 onwards arrivals
18:00 yoga
19:30 welcome dinner

Time: 8:00 am

Plan of the day

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

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 Rydal Water and Grasmere and for exploring the village itself.

Autumn can be a lovely time to explore the Lake District as the trees are coming into colour, 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.

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.

The yoga will be suitable for beginners and those who have practised before. We have also included a session on Friday evening before dinner.  This session will be a gentle welcome to get you in the mood for the weekend and wind down after the journey.  Yoga and hiking are a great combination, mobilising, energising yoga with some flow in the morning, followed by some more restorative and static 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.

You will need to bring a yoga mat and a pillowcase as a minimum.  Other yoga props will be provided, but if you have your own you may prefer to bring them.

If you have any queries regarding the yoga sessions, please contact us using the trip enquiry link above.

Nab Cottage is a traditional cottage, standing alone on the side of Rydal Water, in the centre of the English Lake District. The cottage is full of old world charm and was also once the home of the 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 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 single rooms with shared or ensuite bathrooms. There are therefore pricing options dependent on room choice.

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 all vegetarian, use fresh and largely organic and fair-trade ingredients.   Mealtimes are eaten together in the cottage kitchen.

Twin room with ensuite per person £325

Single room with ensuite per person £355

Single room with shared bathroom FEMALE ONLY £325

Twin room with shared bathroom FEMALE ONLY £295

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.

Bank details are below :

Bank Account     Yoga and Mountain Hikes Ltd
Sort Code           60 18 11
Account No         24458740
(please quote ‘OCTNab plus your name)

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

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
Twin Share Room with Shared Bathroom FEMALE only£295.00

No spaces

Single ensuite room£355.00

No spaces

Single room with shared bathroom FEMALE ONLY£325.00

No spaces

Twin ensuite room£325.00

No spaces

Ability Levels

Yoga Ability
Mixed Ability Class
Hiking Ability
Single Group Hike
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