Glasshouse
Cross lake swim with Colin Hill
Walkers in the Lake District


ACTIVE BREAKS IN THE LAKE DISTRICT

Embrace new skills, hone the ones you’ve got – all with lungfuls of fresh mountain air. Our active breaks are designed and led by experts in their fields, from wild swim camps to yoga on the shoreline, photography hikes to dialling up your fitness. Let us move you…

Hiking and fitness break

Hiking and fitness break

22-25 April & 7-10 October

Get stronger, embrace the outdoors and take your fitness up a notch with personal trainer and coach Sophie Ingram from Re:Vert Fitness. This four-day break focuses on strength, conditioning, movement, and breathwork, before leading you out to hike in the wilds. Open to all abilities.

Photography and hiking break

Photography and hiking break

13-16 May

Join talented lifestyle and landscape photographer, Karl Mackie, for a four-day photography workshop in a landscape that has inspired artists for centuries. Set out on daily expeditions to capture the essence of the fells, explore light and composition, and hone your craft.

Wild swim camp

Wild swim camp

May, June, September and November

Take the plunge on our three-day wild swim camp, led by open water swim coach Colin Hill. Develop your cold swimming techniques, explore the bays and islands of the Ullswater Valley, and join like-minded swimmers as you take to the lake.

Pilates and movement break

Pilates and movement break

23-16 September

Reconnect body and mind under the gentle guidance of Pilates instructor Christy Karpanen from Boundless Body. Open to all abilities, focus on meditation and movement as you take in panoramic Ullswater views from the Glasshouse and lawn.

Yoga break

Yoga break

14-16 October

Breathe deep, feel the flow and get in sync with nature, mind and body. Greet the dawn with a sensory morning practice, explore breathwork and mindful movement, and unwind with gentle evening sessions on our yoga break with Julia Poole.

Another place the lake hotel

Explore Another Place, The Lake

Our hotel grounds are set in 18 acres of Lake District National Park on the shores of Ullswater. Here you’ll find six shepherd huts, an architect-designed treehouse, Victorian inspired Glasshouse for our active break classes, and meadows stretching down to our private jetty on the lake shore.

Inside the hotel are 40 bedrooms, two restaurants, the library and Swim Club; our take on a spa, with treatment rooms and a 20 metre lake view swimming pool.

Take a wetsuit from the sheep shed, kayak or paddleboard round the lake or book onto a cold water swimming session with expert coach, Colin Hill.