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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 generally 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 also run larger groups of up to about 30 and this then gives the opportunity to offer a choice of yoga class and level, plus offerring a choice of easier or harder walk options.

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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
Please feel free to RSVP if you wish, however, we now only take firm bookings through our website. We have several Meetups and found it increasingly difficult to keep the Meetups and website booking numbers up to date and in synch with each other. So if you wish to make a booking, then please go to our website to book and pay your deposit.
www.yogahikes.co.uk

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/
http://www.mountainhikes.co.uk/

We hope to see you soon

Namaste

Upcoming events (4+)

Yewfield Winter Yoga Hiking Break in the Lake District

Euston Railway Station

(£350-£425 depending on room choice)

Dates: 4th to 6th March, 2022

Yoga Classes: 5 mixed ability classes
Hiking: 2 guided hikes (1 per day)
Rooms: single and twin (or double)
Food: vegetarian only meals

Our first trip of 2022 is a cosy late winter yoga hiking break at the beautiful Yewfield country house. Winter can be such a great time to visit the lakes, because of the possibility of cold frosty mornings and snow on the hills. So shake off those mid winter blues and come and join us.

Our Yewfield yoga hiking break is based close to the stunning location of Tarn Hows in the heart of the Lake District. So this is a scenic, peaceful and friendly yoga and hiking retreat in the heart of the English Lake District.

Yewfield is also ideally situated for walking and enjoying this exquisite region of rare natural beauty. The Lake District is a world heritage site and has been the inspiration for many poets and artists.

Yewfield offers vegetarian accommodation for non-smokers with stylish rooms, stunning views and peaceful ambience. Yewfield has also been awarded a Visit Britain Quality in Tourism Rating of 5 Stars.

Early March can be great time to visit the lakes because of a good chance of snow capped mountains, cosy fires and great hiking.

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 House. All the meals at Yewfield are vegetarian. Rooms are on a single or twin share basis and if you are coming on your own as most do, then we can allocate you a room with a member of the same sex in a twin share room.

16 Places Available

For full details and booking please go to our website:

https://www.yogahikes.co.uk/trip/cosy-winter-yoga-yewfield/

Your place is only confirmed, once you have booked and paid your deposit on the website.

YogaHikes Break at Brathay Hall, Ambleside

Euston Railway Station

Prices: From £375 depending on room choice

Dates: 18th to 20th March, 2022

Yoga Classes: choice of 5 improver/gentler or 5 intermediate level classes
Hiking: choice of 2 either moderate, or more challenging guided hikes
Rooms: standard or superior twin share (or double)
Food: choice of vegetarian, or non-vegetarian options

Join us for a cosy March yoga hiking break at the beautiful Brathay Hall surrounded by the stunning Lake District countryside. This is such a great time to visit the lakes and shake off those winter blues.

The impressive Brathay Hall is set in 360 acres of mature woodland and rolling pasture, at the head of Windermere.

Guests will experience the wonderful views that have inspired artists and poets alike for centuries. Wordsworth, Coleridge and Constable have all been notable visitors to the Hall and its impressive gardens. The hall is also in a great location, just a 15 minute walk from Ambleside, with it’s great selection of shops, restaurants and traditional pubs.

What better place to spend a March weekend than on a yoga and hiking break at Brathay Hall. It is a truly fantastic place to stay overlooking England’s largest lake and we have a packed program of hiking and yoga to enjoy all weekend long. Hopefully, we will also have cold, crisp and clear winter days with snow covering the hills and glorious mountain views.

There will be a yoga class on Friday evening, then two yoga classes each day and a full day hike to explore this most beautiful area. The guided hiking, yoga classes, all accommodation (in standard or superior twin rooms), breakfast and lunch are included, plus dinner on Friday and Saturday.

24 Places Available

For Full details of the weekend plus booking please go to our website:

https://www.yogahikes.co.uk/trip/lake-district-yogahikes-break-at-brathay-hall/

Your place is only booked once you have paid your deposit on the website.

Grasmere Yoga Hiking Weekend at Nab Cottage

Euston Railway Station

PricesFrom £325 depending on room choice

Dates: 1st to 3rd April, 2022

Stay with us in a real olde worlde 16th Century Lakeland cottage, for a very special Lake District yoga hiking weekend. Nab Cottage is a traditional cottage, standing alone on the side of Rydal Water, in the centre of the English Lake District. The cottage situation is idyllic; surrounded by mountains in the heart of the valley and overlooking the lake, yet only 2 miles from Ambleside and Grasmere.

The weekend includes 5 yoga classes from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, breakfast and packed lunch on Saturday and Sunday, dinner on Friday and Saturday and each day we have a hike through the beautiful scenery of the Lake District.

We have a wonderful converted barn for our yoga practice, and our accommodation is steeped in history and has plenty of areas to find peace and solitude to read, contemplate or just enjoy the stunning views. All meals are included and vegetarian only, they are prepared for us by the owners of the cottage and are organic and fairtrade where possible.

All rooms are either ensuite twin share or twin with shared bathroom.

If you are coming on you own, as many do, we will allocate you a room with someone else from the group of the same sex.

The Lake District yoga hiking weekend starts with a yoga session at 6pm followed by dinner later, so you will need to leave work early on Friday. There will be a total of 5 yoga classes over the weekend and we will have guided walks on Saturday and Sunday. You will leave us feeling rejuvenated in mind, spirit and body, and extremely fortunate to have spent time at Nab Cottage.

The cottage dates from 1556 and the bedrooms are cosy with beautiful views across the lake or up the fell at the back.

Downstairs is a sitting room with log fire, dining room with computer and piano, and small TV room.

We have the house on a sole use basis and the house sleeps up to 16 in a mixture of twins, the majority having ensuite bathrooms. Next to the cottage is a beautifully converted Lakeland barn which we will have for our yoga practice.

There is an outdoor hot tub with views onto Rydal Water which we are free to use and a small sauna in the converted barn.

The house and gardens have plenty of spaces and sitting areas for reading, relaxing and quietness.

Breakfast, packed lunch, and dinner are included and all meals use fresh and largely organic and fairtrade ingredients. Mealtimes are eaten together in the farmhouse kitchen and all meals are vegetarian only.

These were just comments from one of our recent Hiking and Yoga breaks:

“Really enjoyed the weekend; walking and yoga were great, good accommodation in a perfect location, a lovely group of people, and even a bit of sunshine! Thanks Kevin and Yen :)”

“Thank you Yen and Kevin for the lovely and well organised weekend and to everybody else for being such a good company. It was great meeting you all and hope to meet you again in future”
“It was a great weekend – well organised, good group of people, etc..”

14 Places Available

For Full details of the weekend plus booking please go to our website:

https://www.yogahikes.co.uk/trip/grasmere-yoga-hiking-weekend-nab/

Your place is only booked once you have paid your deposit on the website.

Borrowdale Yoga Hiking Weekend at Glaramara

Euston Railway Station

Prices: From £385 depending on room choice

Dates: 22nd to 24th April, 2022

Yoga Classes: 5 mixed ability classes
Hiking: 2 guided hikes (1 per day)
Rooms: single and twin (or double)

The highlight of our Borrowdale yoga hiking break will be some of the most stunning walking in England. We are perfectly placed at Glaramara in the Borrowdale valley for great hiking and have a perfect room for our yoga to stretch out in after our hikes.

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.

Lakes Yoga Hiking Break at Glaramara
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 an ideal base for a walking and yoga break with easy access to some of the best routes in the Lake District.

There are a range of double/twin en-suite rooms and eight 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.

Lakes Yoga Hiking Break at Glaramara
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.

Borrowdale Yoga Hiking Break – Yoga classes

For this North Lakes Yoga Hiking break there will be two yoga classes each day and two 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.

Borrowdale 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. All the rooms been recently re-designed and refurbished to a very high standard with only your comfort in mind. All 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.

Glaramara Facilities
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 Derwentwater 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.”

14 Places Available

For full details and booking please go to our website:

https://www.yogahikes.co.uk/trip/borrowdale-yoga-hiking-weekend/

Your place is only booked once you have paid your deposit on the website.

Past events (87)

Autumn Yoga and Hiking Break to Yewfield, Lake District

Euston Railway Station

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