What we're about

Welcome to Yoga Hikes! Sociable & Friendly Yoga Hiking Breaks

Yoga and Hiking is the perfect combination for a healthy, revitalising, enjoyable and friendly weekend break. We base all our breaks in very special places, start and finish the day with a yoga class and head out for great hikes on the doorstep.

"Just brilliant! Yoga and walking make the perfect couple, I've decided. Add to that a great venue, fabulous and plentiful food, homemade cake and great company, and you've a recipe for a perfect weekend. The fact it was in such beautiful surroundings as Windermere just made it even better." - Fiona, Feb 2017

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All our weekends are run by Yen, who is a fully qualified yoga teacher and personal trainer and Kevin who is a fully qualified International mountain leader. We are based in the Lake District, so many of our trips are based here, but we also run trips to the mountains of Andalusia in Spain as well.

We focus on smaller group breaks of around 15 to 20, because we believe this is the ideal group size to manage safely and give everyone the opportunity to meet each other and make friends. Its also the ideal size for yoga class. We have run larger groups, but we feel they can become impersonal and more difficult to manage safely.

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Tea & Homemade Cake
A popular feature of all of our weekends has become Yen's homemade cakes. This is a delicious and rewarding way to finish all of our hikes.

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Fitness
We welcome people of all nationalities and backgrounds, the only requirement is a love of the outdoors and a good level of fitness. Our yoga hikes weekends are aimed at people who are already reasonably fit and are happy to participate in two yoga classes and walk for about 6 hours each day.

RSVP numbers
You may notice that some breaks and trips are showing with more people booked than you can see on the Meetup page. This is because we also have other Meetup groups and our own website (www.yogahikes.co.uk) where we take bookings.

Other ways of following us and keeping up to date
We have a Facebook page so you can keep up to date with our latest events, activities and updates and the address of this page is:
https://www.facebook.com/lakesyogahikes/
This is where you can read our latest reviews by going to the reviews section of our Facebook Page.

We keep our Blog page on the website fairly up to date with our latest trips and you can browse through these to read about previous weekends and trips.
http://yogahikes.co.uk/blog-classic/

Mountain Hikes Weekends
We also run hiking breaks and trekking holidays for those who enjoy hiking without the yoga and you can find out more about these trips on our Mountain Hikes pages.
https://www.meetup.com/Mountain-Hikes-NW/
http://www.mountainhikes.co.uk/

We hope to see you soon

Namaste

Upcoming events (5+)

May Bank Hol Yoga Hiking break at Brathay Hall, Ambleside, Lake District

Manchester Piccadilly station

£425.00 Dates: 24th to 27th May, 2019 Yoga classes: choice of 5 beginner/gentler, 5 intermediate or 5 advanced classes Hiking: choice of 3 moderate or 3 more challenging guided hikes Rooms: single and superior twin share (or double) ensuite rooms Food: choice of vegetarian or non-vegetarian options A Lake District yoga and hiking Spring Bank Holiday break to remember. A great opportunity to take a spring break in a fantastic place to stay, overlooking England’s largest lake and we have a packed program of hiking and yoga to enjoy all weekend long. Our accommodation in the impressive Brathay Hall is set in 360 acres of mature woodland and rolling pasture at the head of Windermere, with our stunning location the perfect base for our yoga and hiking adventure exploring the area. Ambleside is just minutes away by car, or a picturesque 20 minute stroll, and boasts an established collection of restaurants and traditional public houses, as well its own museum and independent cinema and jazz bar. There will be two yoga classes each day and in between a full day hike to explore this most beautiful area. The guided hiking, yoga classes, all accommodation, breakfast and lunch are included, plus dinner on Saturday and Sunday. Guiding is by Kevin, who is a fully qualified International Mountain leader, and another local Mountain Leader. The yoga classes will be run by Yen and two other local yoga teachers, who are both fully qualified and experienced teachers. The weekend is hosted and led by Yen and Kevin who both live in and love the Lake District, so know the area extremely well. For full details and booking please go to our website: https://yogahikes.co.uk/tours/lake-district-yoga-hiking-weekend/ Your place is only booked once you have paid your deposit on the website.

Hike Scafell Pike weekend - Brathay Hall, Lake District

Manchester Piccadilly station

Fully guided and all inclusive 2 day hiking weekend to climb Scafell Pike, England's highest mountain. We are staying in the grounds of Brathay Hall close to Ambleside, with extensive grounds and great views of the hills and lake. Our accommodation is on a sole use basis and is in small bunk rooms. We have full use of the bar and dining room at the Hall itself. On Saturday we will hike to the summit of Scafell Pike from the Old Dungeon Ghyll in Great Langdale. This is one of the most scenic routes to the summit and we should get spectacular views across the whole of the Lake District if it is a clear day. The route is about 14 miles in length and the total ascent is around 1400m so it is a tough hike and you need to be fit to accomplish it. On Sunday will take a more leisurely and scenic hike around Loughrigg Fell and Grasmere to stretch out our legs and enjoy more of the stunning scenery. Scafell Pike is iconic, not only because it is the highest in England, but also because of the history, its position and because of the astonishing views on the way up and from the summit. The route that we use is not the shortest, but we believe it is the most scenic and much less busy than the common route up from Wasdale Head. Our route takes us from the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, up Mickleden and Rossett Ghyl to Esk Hause. There are wonderful views down Langdale and across as far as Derwentwater in the North. From here we continue up towards Great End and then over boulders towards the summit. The total distance is around 14 miles (there and back) and the total height gain is around 1400m, so it is a tough and challenging day out. This is the link to read about a previous Scafell Pike Hiking Weekend. (https://www.mountainhikes.co.uk/scafell-pike-hiking-weekend/) ______________________________________________________________ Accommodation Our accommodation is in the Lingmoor Lodge in the grounds of Brathay Hall. Brathay Hall is an extensive estate used by outdoor groups and for conferences and we have use of the bar and lounge (picture below) for relaxing and we also eat in the main dining room at the Hall. The impressive Brathay Hall is set in 360 acres of mature woodland and rolling pasture at the head of Windermere, it is a stunning location with spectacular views of the Lake and surrounding hills. It is also set up to support active and outdoor groups like ourselves. Brathay Hall has a wide selection of accommodation and for this weekend, we have the Lingmoor Lodge on a sole use basis. There are bunkrooms sleeping no more than 4 each and we allocate all rooms male or female. All rooms have shared bathrooms and showers. Lingmoor Lodge has a large lounge with kitchen on the upper floor and we will use this for a yoga and stretch session after our hike. The Brathay Hall also has a spacious lounge including a small bar where we can relax. And dining room for our meals with great views out to the hills and down to the lake. ________________________________________________________________ Meals All meals are included. Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, plus dinner on Saturday will be in the main dining room of Brathay Hall. There will be a full cooked breakfast option, plus vegetarian and cereal options and it is always a good quality buffet style meal. Lunches will be provided by Mountain Hikes. _______________________________________________________________ Hikes On Saturday we will hike to the summit of Scafell Pike. The route starts from the Old Dungeon Ghyll, so we will get a minibus transport to the start. The hike is a challenging but extremely rewarding way to climb England’s highest summit. We start easily with a flat walk along Mickleden, but soon climb steeply through some of the most dramatic scenery in the lakes, as we head towards the summit of Scafell Pike. On our return route we can take in the additional summits of Esk Pike and Bowfell, before returning down The Band, for some well earned refreshment at the Old Dungeon Ghyll pub, often voted England’s favourite walkers pub. This is a big day out, but one which will remain in the memory for many years to come. The total distance is about 14 miles with an ascent of 1400m and as you would expect is very rocky and uneven walking at times. It should be achievable for anyone who is reasonably determined and hill fit, but should not be underestimated. On Sunday we will take a leisurely hike over Loughrigg Fell to Grasmere and back. It is very scenic and will give us an opportunity to stretch our legs, without being too hard after yesterdays long day out. ____________________________________________________________ Costs and Bookings Cost for the weekend from £185 (We have 4 person bunk rooms and luxury twin rooms available) Optional return transfer to Windermere train station £10 Note: There is sometimes disruption or problems on the Oxenholme to Windermere line. If this is the case we will run the group pickup to or from Oxenholme directly for a small supplement of £5. To book, go to the website below and pay your deposit of £75. https://www.mountainhikes.co.uk/tours/scafell-pike-hiking-weekend/ Please note that the deposit confirms your space and booking is non-refundable. The balance of the payment will be due 8 weeks before the meetup date and this should be done by bank transfer. Your place is only confirmed once full payment has been received. Bank details are below : Bank Account Mountain Hikes Sort Code[masked] Account No[masked] (please quote ‘Scafell’ plus your name) Includes: • All meals – breakfast, packed lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast and packed lunch on Sunday • Guided walks to the summit of Scafell Pike on Saturday, and Sunday walk • Accommodation Does not include: Friday evening meal and travel to the Lake District ____________________________________________________________ Planned Schedule for the weekend Friday From 18:00 Arrive Windermere Transfer to Brathay Hall where we can settle in and meet in the bar for drinks Saturday 7:30 – 8:15 Breakfast 8:30 Minibus transfer to start of hike at Old Dungeon Ghyll 9:00 Start of Scafell Pike hike 17:00-18:00 Return from walk for well earned refreshment at the Old Dungeon Ghyll hotel 18:00 Return to Brathay 18:15-19:15 Optional stretch and yoga class 19:30 Dinner in Brathay Hall Sunday 7:30 - 8:30 Optional stretch and yoga class 8:30 – 9:15 Breakfast 9:45 Start of Sunday walk around Loughrigg Fell 13:30 Return to Brathay for tea and cake 14:00 Departures __________________________________________________________ Travel Getting there Suggested trains are from Manchester Piccadilly to Windermere, the nearest train station which is 5 miles away. Fri 14/06 depart Manchester Piccadilly and arr Windermere 20:41 A pick up from Windermere for this train will be arranged – please book in advance Getting Back Sun 16/06 depart Windermere 14:55 Please note that recommended train times may be change if the timetable changes. Train tickets are best bought in advance online at http://www.thetrainline.com/buytickets/default.aspx Alternatively if you do have a car and are happy to drive and car share, please send us a message. __________________________________________________________ Clothing and Boots The weekend will include all day walks in potentially wet conditions, so as a bare minimum, please ensure you have the following items : - waterproof boots - waterproof jacket - waterproof trousers

Cumbria Yoga Hikes break in the Eden Valley and North Pennines

Manchester Piccadilly station

Price: £310-£330 depending on room choice Dates: 21st to 23rd June, 2019 Yoga Classes: 4 mixed ability classes Hiking: 2 guided hikes (1 per day) Rooms: Twin Rooms Food: choice of vegetarian or non-vegetarian options Explore a quieter but equally dramatic part of Cumbria on our June Yoga Hikes break to the North Pennines. We are based at the purpose built Haybergill Centre in the heart of the North Pennines area of outstanding natural beauty and have a packed schedule of hiking and yoga to enjoy all weekend long. There will be 4 yoga classes during this weekend, and in between a full day hike to explore this most beautiful area. The guided hiking, yoga classes, all accommodation, breakfast and lunch are included, plus dinner on Friday and Saturday. Yoga classes will be taught by Yen who is a fully qualified and experienced teacher and the hiking will be lead by Kevin, who is a fully qualified International Mountain leader. We both live in and love the Lake District so know the area extremely well and are very excited to be able to show this dramatic but little known area. High Cup Nick will be the highlight of our hike on Saturday and this has been described as ‘The Grand Canyon of the Pennines’ and is one of the finest u-shaped glacier carved valleys in England. There are fantastic views from the summit taking in the dramatic geological formation at the top of High Cup Gill. For full details and booking please go to our website: https://yogahikes.co.uk/tours/cumbria-yoga-hikes-break-eden/ Your place is only booked once you have paid your deposit on the website.

Yewfield Yoga Hiking Break near Coniston in the Lake District

Manchester Piccadilly station

Price: £295.00 - £345 depending on room choice Dates: 5th to 7th July, 2019 Yoga Classes: 5 mixed ability classes Hiking: 2 guided hikes (1 per day) Rooms: single and twin (or double) Food: vegetarian only meals Set in a quiet, elevated position with panoramic views over the Vale of Esthwaite, Lake Windermere and the Fells beyond, Yewfield is situated in over 80 acres of its own grounds. The house itself, with its impressive Gothic architecture, dates back to 1859. The extensive grounds around the house include native woodland, rough fell pasture, a small tarn and a stream. The walks in the area are also wonderful and we will be able to hike each day directly from the door of the house. On Saturday we will hike around 9-10 miles and Sunday our hike will be a little bit shorter. On our hikes we can explore the local beauty spot of Tarn hows and Coniston water. The weekend will include five yoga classes, a guided hike each day, accommodation, breakfast and packed lunch on Saturday and Sunday and dinner on Friday and Saturday night in Yewfield. All the meals at Yewfield are vegetarian. Rooms are on a single or twin share basis and if you are coming on your own, you will be allocated a room with someone of the same sex, if you prefer to share. For Full details of the weekend plus booking please go to our website: https://yogahikes.co.uk/tours/yewfield-yoga-hiking-break/ Your place is only booked once you have paid your deposit on the website.

Past events (34)

Easter Yoga Hikes Break in Coniston, Lake District

Manchester Piccadilly station

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