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Month: April 2016

Travel with distinction to Ambleside – the Lake District


Ambleside is gaining popularity year on year. Of course it is obvious that it’s a popular destination. Ambleside has restaurants, bar and pubs, more outdoor shops than you can shake a stick at and lots of lovely gift shops, it even has a cinema. Great for families, great for couples, for outdoor enthusiasts and groups with all the facilities yet with the chance to get away from it all never too far away.

Surrounding Ambleside there are some very quaint, very peaceful villages that will fulfil any real getaway from it all requirement particularly the area to the west of Ambleside. To the west you will find villages such as Hawkshead, Near and Far Sawrey. These areas have all you require for a great Lake District holiday or weekend break with a wide choice of high quality bed and breakfasts, hotels and guest houses as well as super country pubs and restaurants. All this but at a much slower, quieter pace than Ambleside.

Far Sawrey and Hawkshead are delightful villages. Faw Sawrey is the home of the National Trust Hill Top property, the once home of Beatrix Potter. Hawkshead just down the road is home to the her gallery, also owned and run by the National Trust. Then what brings most visitors and guests to the Lake, District, the wonderful lakes and mountains.

If staying in a bed and breakfast in Ambleside, you can take advantage of the nearby pier for cruises up and down Lake Windermere and even an effective way to travel in the busy summer months. Hire bikes and take the bike boat one day, cycle along off road routes or even tackle some of the famous mountain passes such as Wrynose and Hardknott, eek!

Claremont House B&B in the centre of Ambleside provides excellent and friendly low cost accommodation and a great breakfast. Rooms from just £60.

More luxury Lake District yoga retreat dates announced

luxury boutique hotel lake district

The combination of the beautiful surrounding and landscape of the Lake District, the stunning, relaxing and natural interiors of the Brimstone hotel suites has created a quite mesmerising location for a yoga retreat.

All the retreats are being led by instructors and brands hugely knowledgeable in their field bringing expertise, fulfilment and enjoyment to all who attend. The Well Connected have also joined together with many of the top health brand from juice to snacks, food and teas to clothing and accessories. These, coupled with the access to some of the top chefs in the region within the Langdale Estate has proven the perfect marriage. The meals from breakfast through to dinner have showcased healthy food, delicious food using as much local produce as possible as well as creative dishes.

The second yoga retreat break at the Brimstone Hotel in the Lake District is about to take place and due to the success of the first along with the quick uptake of places for the second during April has prompted The Well Connected to enlist more leading yoga and fitness professionals to lead retreats during 2016. These include the return of Nicky Urwin in July, in September a PureEarth Juice, Ypga and Spa retreat as well as a House of Voga retreat and finally in October, Lavish Fitness led by leading celebrity trainer Olivia Cooney.

Regular updates can be found on the The Well Connected website and social media pages along with more details on the location and facilities offered at the retreat base, the boutique Brimstone Hotel. The yoga in such surroundings has prove extremely popular but so too the hiking in the area where all the gear is supplied via the Berghaus Bootroom at the hotel and the Lake District great outdoors is right on the doorstep. A two for one retreat we say.

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