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Hiking and Yoga Weekend - Ambleside, Lake District

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Euston Railway Station

Euston Road NW1 2RT · London

How to find us

Ambleside YHA, Waterhead, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0EU

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Details

Ambleside is a popular hub in the heart of the Lake District and a great location for our weekend. Our accommodation is right on the edge of Lake Windermere, the longest natural lake in England offering spectacular views across to the Langdales on a good day. The hostel has been undergone a programme of refurbishment and renovation and offers modern facilities, bar and restaurant.

September in the Lake District is a good time to visit, as it’s less crowded now that the Summer holidays are over meaning less traffic on the roads and less people on the hills. So come and join us for what will be a very enjoyable weekend.

The weekend will offer the best of both worlds, to get out walking enjoying the beautiful scenery in the Lake District and to practice yoga. There will be four yoga classes led by Yen, a fully qualified yoga teacher and personal trainer and there will be walks on both days led by Kevin, who is a fully qualified Mountain Leader. We both live in the Lake District and are also qualified in outdoor first aid.

The yoga will be suitable for beginners and those who have practiced before. Sessions will take place on the 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. A limited number of mats will be provided for your use but feel free to bring your own mat if you prefer. Any queries regarding the yoga sessions, please contact us.

Walks

We can walk directly from the hostel each day and within a short time it is possible to be far removed from the hustle and bustle of Ambleside, in the fields and fells with sheep grazing up high. On the Saturday, there will be a full day walk, and a slightly shorter one on the Sunday. Suitable walks based upon the weather conditions at the time will be chosen and might include Loughrigg fell and Grasmere via Rydal Water – both with links to William Wordsworth.

Walks are graded moderate, with approx walking time 6hrs and distance 9-10miles for the Saturday, and slightly less on the Sunday.

Cost for the weekend £145

£30 non-refundable deposit required to confirm your place with balance due one month before.

To book, RSVP Yes now and make your deposit payment via Paypal.

Includes: Four yoga classes, two guided walks, 3 course dinner on Saturday, breakfast on both days and accommodation in private dormitory style rooms (no more than 4 people per room)

Does not include: Friday meal, lunches (can be arranged separately with the hostel, or bring your own), train or car travel

Planned Schedule for the weekend

Friday
Arrive and meet in the bar for a quiet drink.

Saturday
7:15 - 8:15 gentle warm up yoga session.
8:30 - 9:00 breakfast
9:30 depart for full day walk
16:30 return from day walk

16:30 – 17:15 tea, coffee, homemade cake
17:30 – 18:30 cool down and stretch yoga session
19:00 – 20:00 dinner

Sunday
7:15 - 8:15 gentle warm up yoga session.
8:30 - 9:00 breakfast
9:30 depart for day walk
14:30 return from day walk, tea, coffee, homemade cake
15:00 - 16:00 final yoga session
16:15 leave hostel to train station for 16:48 train at Windermere

Getting There

Suggested trains from Euston Station to Windermere, the nearest train station which is 5miles away.

Fri 05/09 depart 15:30 arrive 18:58

Or depart 16:30 arrive 19:53

(this would mean leaving work early, but arriving early, settling in and relaxing for a reasonable night’s sleep)

A pick up from Windermere for either of these trains can be arranged - please let us know

Getting Back

Sun 07/09 depart 16:48 arrive 20:13

We can drop you off after the last yoga class.

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 post a message. It is approx 4hr 15min drive from Brent Cross, London

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