North Lakes Yoga Hiking Weekend – Glaramara in Borrowdale
Trip date: 24th June 2022 – 27th June 2022
A spectacular location for our North Lakes Yoga Hiking break is the privately owned Glaramara Hotel. The location of the house is particularly striking with commanding views of the Borrowdale Fells. It is the ideal base for a yoga and hiking break with easy access to some of the best hiking routes in the Lake District.
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.
Our North Lakes Yoga and Hiking break, will be a three night weekend in one of the most beautiful valleys in the country. Borrowdale offers some of the most stunning walking anywhere in England. We are perfectly placed at Glaramara in the Borrowdale valley to enjoy the great hiking on offer. We also have our own dedicated room for our yoga to stretch out in after our hikes.
Glaramara Hotel is a privately owned hotel which is run by an experienced and professional team. Their aim is to make your visit a highly 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 because of its 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.
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 and accomodation.
North Lakes Yoga Hiking Break – Yoga classes
For this North Lakes Yoga Hiking break there will be 6 yoga classes and three 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.
North Lakes 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. The rooms been recently re-designed and refurbished to a very high standard with only your comfort in mind. Each room comes 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.
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 all levels of 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.
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
Date: June 24, 2022
Time: 3:00 pm
Plan of the day
rooms available from 15:00 17:00 arrivals 18:00 – yoga 19:30- welcome dinner 20:30 - group briefing
Date: June 25, 2022
Time: 7:30 am
Plan of the day
7:30- 8:45 yoga session. 9.00 – 9:45 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
Date: June 26, 2022
Time: 7:30 am
Plan of the day
7:30 – 8:45 yoga session. 9 – 9:45 breakfast 10:15 depart for day walk 16:00 return from day walk 16:00 – 17:00 tea and cake available 18:00 - 19:15 yoga 19:30 dinner
Date: June 27, 2022
Time: 7:30 am
Plan of the day
7:30 – 8:45 yoga session. 9 – 9:45 breakfast 10:15 depart for day walk 15:00 return from day walk 15:30 – 15:30 tea and cake available 15:30 Departures
On Saturday after yoga and breakfast, we will head out 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 hikes 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 6 yoga classes for this break and they will take place on the ground floor of the main house.
Our weekend starts with yoga at 6pm on Friday, and then we offer two yoga classes on Saturday and Sunday with a walk in between through the stunning scenery of the Lake District. There will be a final morning yoga class on Monday before breakfast.
This is the Function Room, where we will have our yoga classes.
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 on the Saturday and Sunday, plus on Monday morning. 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. Evening meals are a highlight of the day – 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.
We have a variety of twin rooms available for twin share, situated in the main house. Twin share is £550 per person.
We also have a small number of single rooms available at £590 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 although hopefully we won’t be needing them in June!
Total cost per person for the weekend in a shared twin £560
Total Cost per person for the weekend in a single room £600
To book, click Add to Cart and then Book Now buttons in top right corner, to arrange deposit payment of £125 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
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.