United Kingdom · September 3 - 5 2024

Yoga Retreat in the Lake District: yoga, paddle boarding, lakes & mountains

Lakes, Mountains & Romantic Poets. Wild Times Yoga Retreat in The Lake District

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Overview

Our Classic, loved Lake District Yoga & paddleboarding retreat - we have now run over 16 retreats here in our higgeldy piggeldy cottage! Join us for a truly re-wilding, restorative retreat in the heart of the Lake District. Walk out and up onto the hill track behind, or hop across the road into the lake for a wild swim in Rydal Water, one of the smallest, loveliest lakes in the area. There will be plenty of fresh air, exercise and time spent in nature surrounded by lakes and mountains. We will be staying in a rustic, 16th century cottage that was once home to some of the Romantic Poets and regularly hosted Wordsworth, De Quincy & More. It even has an opium den, you can feel the history within its walls

Highlights

Daily vinyasa, yin & meditation classes

Daily vinyasa, yin & meditation classes

SUP yoga, wild swimming + paddle boarding

SUP yoga, wild swimming + paddle boarding

A magical gong bath

A magical gong bath

Accommodation in a 16th Century cottage, once home to some of the most famous Romantic poets, surrounded by mountains with lake views

Accommodation in a 16th Century cottage, once home to some of the most famous Romantic poets, surrounded by mountains with lake views

An afternoon cream tea on arrival

An afternoon cream tea on arrival

Mountain walks, open fires, a pigsty sauna and a hot tub!

Mountain walks, open fires, a pigsty sauna and a hot tub!

Delicious vegetarian meals and snacks

Delicious vegetarian meals and snacks

Unlimited fruit, tea, coffee, fresh mint, lemon and ginger

Unlimited fruit, tea, coffee, fresh mint, lemon and ginger

Luxury goodie bag

Luxury goodie bag

Schedule

Example Schedule | Schedule subject to change / going with the flow. Do as much or as little as you like.

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Wednesday

2pm: Arrive, settle in, cream tea.
3pm: Opening circle & meditation. Explore, walk, swim, relax.
6pm: Dinner
7.30-9pm: Yin & Yoga Nidra

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Thursday

8.30am: Vinyasa, meditation
10am: Brunch
11.30am: SUP yoga or surprise workshop
1.30pm: Lunch
3pm: SUP yoga or surprise workshop
5pm: Free time
6.30pm: Yin yoga
7.30pm Dinner, campfire, drinks, marshmallows.
7.30pm Dinner, campfire.

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Friday

8.30am: Vinyasa, meditation
10am: Brunch
11am: Free time - walk, relax, swim in the waterfall, picnic lunch
2pm departures

What's included

What's Included

Accommodation in a 16th C cottage

All meals, snacks + drinks

Four x 1/1.5 hour yoga classes

Daily guided meditation

Optional hike to a waterfall

Optional wild swimming

Intro to SUP session

SUP yoga session

Use of paddle boarding equipment

Yoga mats, blocks, bolsters and blankets

Goodie bag

Transport to and from the retreat

Travel insurance - please make sure you get your travel insurance as soon as you have booked your retreat.

Tickets

Single Room

FROM$729.38

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Double Room

FROM$1,248.49

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Twin Room

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Location: The Lake District

The Lake District is England’s largest national park and now a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, loved by writers, artists and poets throughout time

A mountainous region in Cumbria, North-West England, the Lakes are home to England’s highest mountain (Scafell Pike) and it’s deepest lake (Wast Water).

From our cottage in the heart of the Lakes, you can easily walk to Rydal Mount (home of William Wordsworth which now has the prettiest gardens and tea rooms) or around the lake to the picturesque village of Grasmere (stopping to sample the famous Grasmere gingerbread, of course!)

There are nearby caves to explore, views to see and refreshing wild waterfalls to swim in behind Rydal Hall, just along the stony track and up the hill from the cottage.

Location: The Lake District

Trip Tips

Do

Do

Relax, you have arrived. Start with tea and grounding yoga, explore or get an early night. Saturday will bring surprise workshops, all centred around nature, as well as paddleboarding, yoga and marshmallows round the campfire. On Sunday there will be more yoga and meditation, a picnic lunch and beautiful walks. All activities are optional but encouraged, so you can nap, read or swim in the lake - it’s completely up to you. The schedule is always weather dependant!

Stay

Stay

In a historic 16th Century cottage in the middle of the lakes. Some of the great things include: a sauna, lake views, a separate yoga barn with a log burner, a fire pit outside and cosy nooks to read in. Please note that while this is a wonderful cosy cottage, if you're expecting 5* luxury this isn't it - it's more on the rustic side! Rooms will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. There are single, twin or double (mostly en-suite) warm and cosy bedrooms. The rooms at the front overlook the lake and those at the back are quieter with views up to Nab Scar.

Eat

Eat

It wouldn’t be the Lake District if you didn’t start with a cream tea! All the food on the retreat is nutritious, wholesome and vegetarian. Snacks, drinks and meals are provided, from hearty brunches to picnic lunches. There will be fruit and a hot drink station for you to help yourself to throughout, with herbal teas, fresh mint, lemon and ginger. We can cater for dietary requirements if you let us know beforehand.

FAQs

The Wild Times are for anyone of any age and ability who wants to connect to nature and relax.

For this retreat in the Lake District, a reasonable level of fitness and mobility is required for the hike and getting in and out of the lake and on and off the paddle board. Email us if you're not sure and we can always have a call to discuss and see if this retreat is right for you.

We recommend attending 3 or 4 yoga classes prior to attending if possible to get the most out of it.

Not at all! Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just finding your sea/yogi legs you are very welcome. We just ask that you can swim 50 metres. 

Rydal, Ambleside, LA22 9SD. The best way to reach the cottage is either by car or train. The nearest train station is Windermere. From London Euston the train takes 3.5 hours. (Top tip: if three or more of you are coming on the same train, you can get the ‘group saver’ discount which is a 1⁄3 off each!) The cottage is 15 minutes away from the station, then jump in a taxi to us. 

Campwell, Cherry Wood, Oakford Lane, Somerset, SN14 8FE.

The best way to reach the site is either by car or train and taxi. The nearest train station is Bath Spa. From London Paddington the train takes just over 2 hours. (Top tip: if three or more of you are coming on the same train, you can get the ‘group saver’ discount which is a 1⁄3 off each!) The camp is 25 minutes away from Bath Spa station, so just jump in a taxi to us. We can help coordinate sharing taxis between guests if you are on the same train.

Yoga Retreat in the Lake District: yoga, paddle boarding, lakes & mountains

United Kingdom · September 3 - 5 2024 · 2 nights

FROM$729.38

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