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Rydal Hall Yoga Hiking Weekend in the Lake District

Yoga and Hiking in a historic stately home, with stunning grounds.

Rydal Hall YogaHikes Weekend in the Lake District

Trip date: 15th July 2022 – 17th July 2022

Prices from: £310.00

Our July 2022 Rydal Hall Yoga Hiking Weekend is based at the very grand and historic Rydal Hall.
We are just a few minutes walk from Rydal Water, Rydal Mount (Wordsworth’s home) and the picturesque church where William Wordsworth was church warden.
There will also be five yoga classes over the weekend, tailored to ability and experience : either improver/gentler, or intermediate for those with some more yoga experience.

There is also a choice of either a moderate hike, or more strenuous hike each day.

(please note that Rydal Hall can cater for vegetarians and non-vegetarians and other dietary requirements if advance notice is given)

 

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Trip Code: YH150722
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Location: Lake District
  • Group size: 28 People
  • Yoga Ability: Improver/Gentler, Intermediate
  • Hiking Ability: Moderate, Strenuous

Description

Our July 2022 Rydal Hall YogaHikes Weekend is based at the very grand and historic Rydal Hall.

We are just a few minutes walk from Rydal Water, Rydal Mount (Wordsworth’s home) and the picturesque church where William Wordsworth was church warden.

Rydal Hall yoga hikes break at Rydal Hall

The Rydal Hall YogaHikes weekend will begin with arrivals from 4pm on Friday and our first class will be at 5:30pm with dinner at 7:00pm.

This will be a larger group, so there will be a choice of level for the five yoga classes over the weekend, tailored to ability and experience : either improver/gentler  or intermediate for those with some more yoga experience.

There will also be a choice of hikes on each day : a moderate walk and a more strenuous walk,  all hikes will be led by qualified Mountain Leaders.

Your hosts for the weekend are Yen and Kevin who both live in the Lake District, know the area very well, and are also qualified in outdoor first aid.

Rydal Hall has plenty of history being owned by the Le Fleming family which can be traced back to 1126. It was built in the 16th century and has been enlarged, altered and refaced to what it is now currently, a grade II listed building along with the terraces, bridges, summerhouses and various outbuildings.  The magnificent formal gardens are worthy of a visit, and offer a unique example of Edwardian gardening with beautiful lawns and flowers set against the fine architecture of the Hall itself.  The Hall is now used as retreat and conference centre and is owned by the Diocese of Carlisle.  The grounds of the hall are available for us explore freely for the whole weekend and provide tranquil and scenic gardens for a quiet moment or two.

Rydal Beck and its natural waterfalls flows through the grounds which include The Grot, a summerhouse built to view the waterfalls.  The Grot is described in Wordsworth poem, An Evening Walk.

Rydal Hall yoga hikes break at Rydal Hall

Previous Rydal Hall YogaHikes weekends in the Lake District

To read our Blog pages review of other recent Yoga Hiking Weekends please click here:

Read a blog post about a recent Yoga Hikes Weekend at Rydal

And you can look at our Facebook Page Review section to read what other people have written about our Yoga Hiking weekends and other breaks:

Read our Facebook Reviews

“Had a great time at the Rydal Hall Yoga and Hiking weekend. It was very well organised and the scenery was amazing!”

Please note that this weekend starts with yoga at 17:30 on the Friday evening, so please plan to arrive around 16:00 onwards

Itinerary

Time: 4:00 pm

Plan of the Day

16:00 onwards arrivals
17:30 – 18:45 Yoga
19:00 – Dinner
20:00 – Group Briefing

Time: 7:30 am

Plan of the Day

7:30 – 8:45 yoga
8:45 – 9:30 breakfast
10:00 – depart hike
16:00 – return from hike
16:00 – 17:00 tea, coffee, traybakes
17:30 – 18:45 yoga session
19:00 – dinner

Time: 7:30 am

Plan of the Day

7:30 – 8:45 yoga session.
8:45 – 9:30 breakfast
10:00 – depart for hike
14:15 – return from hike
14:30 – 15:45 final yoga session
15:45 – 16:15 Tea, coffee, traybakes
16:15 Departures

We have a great choice of hikes from our doorstep.

You will be asked to choose your hikes upon arrival.

Important note: The route is dependent on weather conditions and if the weather is bad, or we believe conditions are dangerous, then we will choose alternative routes.  However, we will complete a walk whatever the conditions.

NB: If you have been with us before where there has only been a single group hike, this would be the equivalent of the moderate hike.  The strenuous options hikes are at a faster pace, cover more distance, height gain and descent, over some rougher ground.

All hikes will be led by qualified Mountain Leaders

Moderate Hikes
We have a great variety of lovely walks we can take directly from our accommodation including the walk alongside Rydal Water to Grasmere and Loughrigg Terrace which we will aim to do on Saturday.

On Sunday we can walk round to the quiet and picturesque Loughrigg Tarn and then over Loughrigg fell on our way back.

The walks may vary depending on the weather conditions at the time but we have lots of options to choose from.

These walks are graded moderate, but please note that the Lake District is not flat, so there will be some steep and maybe rocky sections so a reasonable level of fitness is needed.

Our approximate walking time will be 5-6 hrs and distance 9-10 miles for the Saturday, and slightly less on the Sunday.

Strenuous Hikes

These will be slightly faster paced, covering more distance and height gain, and will most likely go up into the higher fells taking in some lower level summits.

Please note for the strenuous walks, a good level of hill fitness and hillwalking experience is required as there will be longer sections of ascent and descent, on rough terrain at a faster pace than the moderate hikes.

 

We have found that we often have a wide range of ability, from beginners to teachers, during our weekends

So for this weekend, at each yoga session there will be a improver/gentler class for those who are new or returning to yoga, (also suitable for those who may have an injury or a specific concern) and also an intermediate class for those who practice regularly, or with a longer standing practice.

We will have two dedicated yoga rooms  : The Drawing Room

Break with Yoga Hikes

and The Bishop Pulley Barn

We offer a yoga class on Friday evening before dinner and then two yoga classes each day.  Yen and another local teacher will take all the yoga classes over the weekend.

There will be five yoga sessions during the weekend, and these take place on Friday before dinner, Saturday and Sunday before breakfast and after we return from our walks.

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.

Any queries regarding the yoga sessions, please contact using the trip enquiry link above.

All rooms for this weekend are either single en-suite or twin en-suite, and a small number of singles with private bathrooms for sole use, or to share between 2 rooms.   All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities and towels.  We also have some garden view twin/double rooms with ensuites for this weekend and these look out over the manicured gardens of Rydal.

Rydal Hall resides in 34 acres of stunning parkland in the heart of the English Lake District. The main house is a Grade II listed historic house with some parts dating back to the 1600s.

All rooms have been upgraded to provide comfortable en-suite or private facilities. All food is freshly prepared in the kitchen using local and seasonal produce wherever possible and dinner is three courses and is served in the grand dining room.

(please note that Rydal Hall can cater for vegetarians and non-vegetarians and other dietary requirements if advance notice is given)

While staying at Rydal Hall we can explore the beautiful Lake District surroundings and simply enjoy the peace and quiet at the hall and its beautiful gardens.

Single room with ensuite £345 per person

Single room with private bathroom £320 per person

Single room with shared bathroom £310

Twin share room with ensuite – garden view £335 per person

Twin share room with ensuite – standard room £320 per person

 

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.

Bank details are below :

Bank Account     Yoga and Mountain Hikes Ltd
Sort Code            60 18 11
Account No         24458740
(please quote ‘JulRydal’ 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
Single room with shared bathroom FEMALE ONLY£310.00

2 spaces

Twin ensuite room - garden view£335.00

6 spaces

Twin ensuite room - standard room£320.00

4 spaces

Single ensuite room£345.00

3 spaces

Single room with private sole use bathroom£320.00

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Ability Levels

Yoga AbilityAvailability
Improver/Gentler

8 spaces

Intermediate

10 spaces

Hiking Ability
Moderate
Strenuous
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