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A quieter Yoga Hikes break in the East of Cumbria

Stunning views of the Howgill Fells on the quieter side of the lakes

A quieter Yoga Hikes break in the Howgill Fells

Trip date: 16th September 2022 – 19th September 2022

Prices from: £410.00

St Marks Stays is in a gloriously peaceful location overlooking the Howgill Fells.  We are based on the Eastern fringes of the Lake District at Sedbergh and close to the Howgill Fells.  It may not be an area you are familiar with but we hope that after our weekend at St Marks Stays, you may be heading back again soon.

It is an area ideal for walking and enjoying this exquisite region of rare natural beauty. We will also offer vegetarian food and great accommodation with stylish rooms, stunning views and peaceful ambience.

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Trip Code: YH160922
  • Duration: 4 Days
  • Location: Lake District
  • Group size: 12 People
  • Yoga Ability: Mixed Ability Class, Non-Yoga Space
  • Hiking Ability: Single Group Hike

Description

If you are looking for a quieter yoga hikes break, on the outskirts of Cumbria,   then this break at St Marks Stays in the Howgill Fells is be ideal for you.  We will only be 13 miles from Oxenholme station at Kendal, but it is a much lesser known and quieter area.  It is a gloriously peaceful location which is ideal for our long weekend away.

quieter yoga hikes break

We are based just on the Eastern fringes of the Lake District at Sedbergh and close to the Howgill Fells.  Sedbergh is known as England’s book town in the north and it is an extremely attractive little town.  The town is bustling with quaint old shops and restaurants with great views of the surrounding Howgill Fells.

It may not be an area you are familiar with but we hope that after our weekend at St Marks Stays, you may be heading back again soon.

quieter yoga hikes

St Marks Stays is a very cosy and comfortable place to be based for an exploration of this quieter area.  You can also enjoy the character-filled house in the stunning landscape of Cumbria & the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

A quieter Yoga hikes break – Accommodation

We have the house for our exclusive use for the duration of our stay.

quieter yoga hikes

There is also a comfortable lounge and dining room for our meals.

St-Marks-Stays-Dining-Room

We will be able to offer two rooms available for single occupancy (shared bathroom between these two rooms) and twin rooms available for twin share.  All rooms are in the house.
If you have a non-yoga friend, or partner who does not want to take part in the yoga,  we will be able to offer a non-yoga space on this weekend.
We are limited on overall numbers due to the size of the yoga room, but we do have more beds.  So if you have a guest who is happy to participate in the whole weekend, but not the yoga then they could come along.  This place will be priced at £100 discount for the weekend.

If you would like to take the non-yoga space, please contact us before you make a booking as there is only one available.
Once we have confirmed it is available you can proceed with booking in the normal way and your discount of £100 will be applied to the cost when the balance is due.

 – Yoga classes

For this break at St Marks there will be 6 yoga classes and 3 group guided hikes around the Howgills.   We will also be 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 is vegetarian).

The public rooms of St Marks 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 also available to borrow from the extensive library.

Previous yoga hikes breaks reviews and Blog post

By following the link below you can read our Blog posts since 2014:

Yoga Hikes Blog Pages

And you can also read reviews of our trips on Google by Clicking Here.

Or on Facebook here.

Please note that this break starts with our first yoga class at 6pm, followed by dinner at 7:30pm on the Friday evening  so please plan to arrive around 4pm. 

If you would like to arrive earlier in the day, rooms are available from 16:00.

Itinerary

Time: 4:00 pm

Plan of the day

rooms available from 16:00
16:00 arrivals
18:00 – yoga
19:30- welcome dinner

Time: 8:00 am

Plan of the day

8:00 - 9:15 yoga session.
9:15 – 10:00 breakfast
10:15 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

Time: 8:00 am

Plan of the day

8:00 - 9:15 yoga session.
9:15 – 10:00 breakfast
10:15 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

Time: 8:00 am

Plan of the day

8:00 - 9:15 yoga session.
9:15 – 10:00 breakfast
10:15 depart for full day walk
15:00 return from day walk
15:00 - 15:30 tea and cake available
15:30 Departures

On Saturday and Sunday, after yoga and breakfast, we will be hiking about 9 to 10 miles to explore the local area around St Marks Stays.
There are several stunning hikes we can choose from eg Cautley Spout, but you should expect to be out for a full day and return to St Marks at 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 we sometimes hike to a minor summit.

On Monday, we will do a shorter hike of around 7-8 miles down also from the door, to explore the fells.

We have some fantastic scenery and country to explore and we are unlikely to see crowds, as we get away from it all.

 These walks are moderate walks of up to 10 miles each day.  However, it is still 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 6 classes during the weekend starting with the first class on Friday evening.  We then offer two yoga classes each day with a walk in between through the stunning scenery of the Howgill Fells.

The cosy yoga studio is in the main building just to the side of the house views of the surrounding hills. The room is ideal for yoga with a wooden floor with a bright and airy feel.

 

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.

The house is set in a quiet, elevated position with panoramic views over the Valley to the hills beyond.

There are a variety of bedrooms for you to dream the night away, a mix of twins that can also be doubles, and on the top floor a double and another room having a bunkbed (double on the bottom and single on the top), these two bedrooms will be available for single occupancy and have a shared bathroom with a bath, but no shower ; the other bedrooms are all ensuite.   All rooms are individually furnished and are bright and airy, and all bathrooms have toiletries supplied by a local company, making for a very comfortable stay for our walks in the Howgill Fells.

All rooms are in the main house :

  • Two rooms available for single occupancy (one is a double and the other is a bunkbed with a double on the bottom and single on the top) and these share a bathroom. The bathroom has a bath but no shower.
  • Twin rooms with ensuite bathrooms available for twin share (these rooms can also be made into doubles for couples so please ask)

For this weekend, it would also be possible to bring a guest or non-yoga friend, or partner.  We are limited on numbers for yoga due to the size of the yoga room, but we do have more more capacity in terms of bedrooms.   So if you have a guest who is happy to participate in the hiking over weekend, but not the yoga then they would be most welcome to join.
This place will be priced at £100 discount for the weekend.

If you would like to take the non-yoga space, please contact us before you make a booking as there is only one available.  Once we have confirmed it is available you can proceed with booking in the normal way and your discount of £100 will be applied to the cost when the balance is due.

If you would like a single room (there are two of these, and they share the bathroom with bath but no shower) , please book early to avoid disappointment.

If you are a solo female traveller, who is happy to share a room with another female, and there is no availability, please let us know.

 

quieter yoga hikes

The extensive grounds around the house include native woodland, rough fell pasture, a small tarn and a stream plus a fire pit and chairs.

 

The public rooms at St Marks Stays 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. St Marks Stays is indeed a special place to make the most of your relaxing break in this quiet corner of the Lake District.

Total cost per person for the weekend in a twin ensuite £450

Total cost per person for the weekend in a single room with shared bathroom bath only no shower (double bed) £430

Total cost per person for the weekend in a single room with shared bathroom bath only no shower (bunkbed) £410

Discount for bringing a non-yoga guest £100, this will be deducted from your balance due.

If you would like to take the non-yoga space, please contact us before you make a booking as there is only one available.  Once we have confirmed it is available you can proceed with booking in the normal way and your discount of £100 will be applied to the cost when the balance is due.

If you would like a single room, please book early to avoid disappointment.
If you wish to book one of the single rooms, but would also like to bring a non-yoga guest, that would be possible as well, so please contact us to discuss.

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.

Bank details are below :

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

Trip Includes:
6 yoga classes, 3 guided walks, dinner on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, breakfast and packed lunch on Saturday, Sunday and Monday and 3 nights accommodation.

Does not include:
Train or car travel

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
Female Space in Twin share ensuite room£450.00

2 spaces

Single Room (bunkbed) with Shared Bathroom FEMALE ONLY£410.00

No spaces

Single Room (double bed) with Shared Bathroom FEMALE ONLY£430.00

No spaces

Twin ensuite room£450.00

No spaces

Ability Levels

Yoga Ability
Mixed Ability Class
Non-Yoga Space
Hiking Ability
Single Group Hike
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