Spring Yoga and Hiking in the Lake District at Lanehead
Trip date: 20th May 2022 – 23rd May 2022
Join us for a 3 day extended weekend of Yoga & Hiking at a fantastic location on the outskirts of the historic and picturesque Lake District village of Coniston.
The building is for our exclusive use, has glorious grounds and stunning views over the lake and surrounding mountains. We will provide all meals and accommodation plus two yoga classes per day, a daily guided hike and stunning views throughout.
Our Spring Yoga and hiking weekend break in the Lake District is based at the stunning Lanehead near the lovely village of Coniston. In mid May we will be staying for 3 nights with 3 full days of yoga and hiking included.
Spring Yoga and Hiking in the Lake District – at Lanehead
Lanehead is an exceptional period property situated on the eastern shores of Coniston Water, a Lake District home like no other. A fantastic and unique base to come together for our May long weekend of Yoga and Hiking. It is perfect for our group and we have the entire property for our exclusive use.
Accommodation will be in twin share and triple share ensuite rooms. The rooms are quite large and the house at maximum capacity can sleep 29, but for this break, our group size will only be 16.
All rooms are ensuite with great views of the surrounding grounds and hills.
Spring Yoga and Hiking – Hiking
We will be offering 3 guided hikes on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Coniston offers us a huge variety of stunning hikes over the fells or around the lakes.
Because of its location Coniston is perfect for a spring break in March for hiking and yoga in the Lake District. Lanehead offers great options for hiking from the door.
Spring Yoga and Hiking – Yoga
At Lanehead we have two dedicated rooms which we will use for our yoga classes. There will be 6 yoga classes during this 3 night break. Please note that you will be able to choose your yoga class for this break ; improver/gentler classes ideal for those new to yoga, or intermediate classes for those with a regular practice. Yoga starts on Friday evening to unwind from your journey and on Saturday, Sunday and Monday morning, we begin the day with a yoga class before breakfast, then head out for our walk. When we return from our walk later in the afternoon we can enjoy tea with lots of Yen’s delicious homemade cake. On Saturday and Sunday early evening before dinner, there will be a further yoga class before dinner.
Yoga in The Lake District – Meals
A light supper on Friday evening upon arrival, dinner on Saturday and Sunday are included, 3 breakfasts and packed lunch are also offered. Tea/coffee is also freely available at any time during the weekend. Homemade cake is also included when we return from our hikes. All food provided is vegetarian. if you have any dietary requirements, for example, a nut allergy please let us know at the time of booking.
Arrivals on Friday evening from 6pm onwards, with a light supper at 7:30pm
Below are example planned routes with estimated distances and times, however these may be adjusted depending on the weather conditions at the time.
Saturday (11km, 350m of ascent)
We will hike around the western shore of the lake where we will get stunning views across the water and of the surrounding Coniston hills. There is then a short uphill section to reach Kelly Hall Tarn which is a fabulous spot for photos and to explore. We then head back over to Coniston Water for a short Ferry ride (not included in the price) across to Brantwood the famous home of Ruskin. Then its a short walk back to Lanehead.
Sunday (11km, 450m of ascent)
On our first day we will take a hike up along some beautiful woodland trails to the picturesque spot of Tarn Hows. We can explore around the lake where there are some lovely viewpoints of the surrounding hills and the Tarn itself. Our return will take us alongside a river and down through more woodland with some stunning waterfalls. We then head into the village of Coniston, where we take a break and explore, before we head back to Lanehead.
Our final hike of the weekend will take us exploring the beautiful forest of Grizedale. It has some gorgeous forest trails and views over Coniston Water and towards Windermere.
Note: These walks are moderate walks by Lake District Standards of about 11km (7.5 miles) each day. However, as it is the Lake District, there may still be steep and rocky sections and possibly wet and boggy sections. Therefore a good level of fitness is required and boots are strongly advised. All of our weekends are aimed at people who have a good level of hiking and general fitness.
We have two dedicated rooms for our yoga practice with views out over the gardens to the Lake and mountains. There will therefore be a choice of classes each session for either gentler/improver or intermediate classes.
We have found that we do have a wide range of ability during our weekends from beginners to teachers. So for this weekend, at each yoga session slot there will be an 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 those with a longer standing practice. If you are unsure which class to select, please contact us.
You will be able to attend 6 classes during this break
Yoga sessions will generally 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 hike, and in the evening, will be to stretch out those tired muscles and relax the body and calm the mind. Yoga and hiking are a great 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.
SOLO TRAVELLERS As this venue does not offer any single rooms, we are able to offer a triple share room to be shared by 3 female solo travellers. We would require proof of double vaccination for Covid in this instance from each person at the time of booking. Please email this to us after booking.
Lanehead’s extensive facilities include en-suite bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, yoga rooms, lounge and dining room.
There is a lounge with cosy fireplace and with fantastic views of the grounds, lake and hills which are perfect for relaxing.
There are extensive grounds and lawns with good sitting areas, views of the Lake and parking onsite.
Lanehead makes an ideal location for our May yoga hikes break.
Facilities at Lanehead
Comfortable dining room and lounge with views over Coniston Water and towards the village and fells
Full catering kitchen with electric cooking facilities, 2 microwaves, ample fridge freezer space and laundry area with dishwasher
Designated downstairs cloakroom, complete with coat hooks & shoe racks. Perfect for drying and airing wet gear following a day of activities.
Excellent yoga rooms in the “Swallows & Artisans” annexe and in the main house
First Floor Facilities:
Accommodation for this break, is in twin and triple bedrooms. One of the triple rooms will be made available for solo travellers to book and to share.
All rooms are ensuite, have hairdryers and towels are provided. Some of the rooms are quite large and have a mixture of bunkbeds and single beds but only the single beds will be used. At maximum capacity Lanehead can sleep up to 29 but our group size will be 16 only.
All rooms are ensuite and on a twin or triple share basis from £400 per person
Twin room per person £465
Triple room per person – single bed £425
Triple room per person – sole use of bunkbed £400
Group size : 16
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 should be made by bank transfer.
Trip Includes: 6 yoga classes, 3 guided walks, light supper on Friday, dinner on Saturday and Sunday, 3 buffet breakfasts, 3 packed lunches and accommodation in twin or triple share rooms depending on choice. Also includes tea and homemade cakes when we return from our hikes. All meals are vegetarian
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.
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.
Triple Share Room for Female Only Solo Travellers (single bed)
Triple Share Room for Female Only Solo Travellers (bunkbed sole use)