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Meditate with horses
A brief but inspiring discussion on meditation and why we do it with horses will motivate you to be dedicated and vigilant in your practice. Then we go and meet the horses and I will teach you the basics in animal meditation. Then we groom the horses; this is the best way to get the horses to accept you as herd members as they bond by grooming each other. As we start to meditate, the more stable, connected and balanced the client, the easier it is for the horse to step into his role of soothing, regulating, teaching and inspiring with his gentle and peaceful energy. Often the horses will lie down and we can get down on the grass with them and be close and connected. We work on touching the horses in specific areas and watching for significant reactions to detect connection. There is often an opportunity to test your connection by asking the horses to follow you without a lead and then you can take a little walk together. We often finish with a beautiful guided meditation which will be chosen depending on the specific needs of the client. We always end the session with gratitude and a big horsey cuddle. Other things to note In the summer there may be flies. Bring sun hats and sun cream. Wrap up warm and water proof on winter and please wear wellies or firm boots. No experience of horses or meditation needed but please arrive with an open heart and an open mind.
Bays & Beaches of Ullswater by Kayak
Ullswater, quite rightly, is considered the most beautiful of the big lakes. It features bays & beaches, islands and lots of scenery. The ethos on the trips is always the same. Enjoy the scenery, have a chat, pass on a bit of knowledge to, and learn from, people looking for a similar venture. The first thing we'll do is sort out what's needed for the trip and introduce the boat. We use double ( tandem ) sea kayaks, unless there is an odd number of people on the trip, then the single is available. This is followed by a quick brief on what to do, then it's on to the water. There's no set route or furthest out point. I'll always take the group and the conditions into consideration. There is beautiful scenery all along the lake. The centre we launch from is closed on Tues & Wed from Sept - Dec ( We still launch from there ) so please use the toilets across the road from the gate. They are 50p & contactless. Free ones are a few minutes walk away. For those driving from the Windermere area, please be aware that Kirkstone Pass will be closed until approx. 20th October 2023, and to come another route. Be aware that if you have a BMI of 26 or over, weigh over 102 Kg ( 16 Stones ), or have very little upper body strength, this Experience is not for you.
Alpaca Walking in a Mountain Forest
Alpacaly Ever After are delighted to be working with Forestry Commission England to bring our world famous alpaca walks to Whinlatter Forest! Trail through England’s only true mountain forest, get to know our delightful alpacas up close along the way, take part in feeding time and ask as many questions as you can think of! Once you've booked and found your way to Whinlatter Forest, we will meet you at the visitor centre. After an introduction and covid safety briefing we will walk you to our alpaca boys eagerly waiting for a walk and some snacks. We will show you how to walk an alpaca and introduce you to your walk buddy. Once we're all ready we'll head off on our walk through the forest, along the way our guide will tell you about your alpaca, answer any questions you have and give you a complete lesson in alpacas and llamas. We have several stops for snacking and selfies and an amazing viewpoint with views over the Lake District. On our journey we will be on multi-user trails and single tracks enjoying England's only Mountain Forest. At the end of our walk we will give you time to get selfies, feed the alpacas and ask any more burning questions. As a Non-Profit Social Enterprise all the income from our activities goes back into supporting the work we do re-homing and rescuing alpacas and llamas, and providing free and subsidised activities for 3rd sector organisation.
Sailing Experience on Lake Windermere
Amazing opportunity to sail on Lake Windermere in the Lake District with an officially recognised tour guide. If you are looking for a unique experience you have found it. Take control of the rudder and set sail in the direction you want with a qualified instructor onboard or sit back and enjoy the view while the captain takes you on an adventure. A fully equipped 23 foot yacht, which accommodates four passengers comfortably with cool box and toilet facilities, moored at Bowness on a private Jetty which has free private parking. Children are welcome when accompanied by an adult. The experience is very flexible and can be tailored to your adrenaline levels, from a smooth and calm sail to hitting the maximum speed possible. Alternatively we can turn on the motor and sail around the lake to see points of interest. The boat can be booked as a private tour or with a mixed group of people. This is a trip that I have run many time and is always seen as the highlight of the holiday. Whether it is your first time on a sailboat or you are an experienced sailor you are sure to have a great time. Other things to note Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. Once I know you are interested in booking an experience we can review the weather forecast to select the best time for your experience
Eight Lakes Spectacular Afternoon Tour
Come and spend the afternoon with me and we will explore 8 of the most spectacular lakes in England. I've spent many years getting to know this beautiful place, inside and out, and I can't wait to share it all with you. Travelling around in a small minivan with lots of stops, you'll soon get a sense of the place. I'll take you to secret spots you would never find by yourself and tell you about the legends of the Lakes and the stories of the people who have lived, loved and worked here. Climbing over mountain passes, diving down into valleys and uncovering over 500 million years of history, you'll see why this is one of the most visited places in England.
Alpaca Meet & Greet experience
We are hosting private farm meet & greets for people to meet our alpaca herd which includes the opportunity for people to hand feed our girls and their babies ,hand feed and learn how to halter our boys then we will give a short safety talk and take them for a short walk around our field whilst taking in the amazing Surrounding scenery and learning how we care for them and to end your visit on a high you can meet our naughty goat and put him through his paces on his very own agility course but only if he feels like it Other things to note Please be aware that our experiences are all outside and may have to be postponed in bad weather Strictly no dogs
Breath work and assisted wild swim
Breath-work and wild swimming in Rydal is an excellent way to relax and reconnect to nature. Breath-work is a practice that helps to bring awareness to the breath, allowing for a greater connection to the body and mind. It can also help to reduce stress and anxiety. Rydal water is the perfect place for an introduction to Wild swimming. A peaceful yet invigorating experience, allowing swimmers to connect to the natural environment and enjoy the calming and refreshing waters of the lake. Both activities involve being present and in the moment, as well as connecting to the energy of the lake. The combination of the two activities is a wonderful way to relax and connect to nature.
Exploring Langdale - a Lake District Guided Walk
Explore Langdale - a Lake District Guided Walk This guided walk explores Langdale's valleys, one of the best walking areas in the Lake District. • Be shown around beautiful Lake District scenery with spectacular views • Suitable for a wide range of abilities – 4-5.5 hours which includes plenty of stops, leisurely pace, no mountains to climb • No need to plan or navigate – all admin made easy: on booking receive detailed information on where to meet, parking costs and information on what to bring with you. • No minimum numbers - I will always run the walk no matter how many people book, even if you are the only one • Get pictures of you with amazing backdrops taken by me along the way – no need to rely on selfies for those perfect memories and social media worthy shots • Chat, have fun, socialise and share your experience meeting new people • Learn about the area including how the landscape was formed, Lake District culture, history, plant and animal life and place names. • Morning refreshment stop and full lunch stop (with a view) • Chance to buy homemade local cakes from a Lake District farm • Doesn’t take up your whole day – back for early / mid afternoon with plenty of time for further afternoon exploring and dinner plans • Part of your booking cost goes towards important Lake District charities!
A Farming Life Experience - at Rock House Farm
Come and join in with a hands-on farming experience at the farm, helping with farm chores including feeding and mucking out animals, checking the livestock in the fields and collecting the eggs. Bring your wellies and some old clothes and plenty of energy to help out and learn all about all the animals on the farm and how we care for them on a daily basis. There is something going on throughout the year so we can’t tell you exactly what will be going on, but it will generally involve some feeding, mucking out, collecting eggs and checking livestock, as well as seeing all the flora and fauna that surrounds the farm. We will also provide a drink and a snack during your experience
Beatrix Potter Half-Day Tour with an Expert Guide
We'll step into the world of Beatrix Potter. Starting from her earliest experiences in the Lake District, where she fell in love with the stunning scenery and her future husband, we'll follow in her footsteps visiting the farm where she lived and explore her favourite places. Wray Castle is where we will start to take in the views she saw on her 16th birthday here and discover what it was that inspired her lifelong passion for the Lake District. Next we'll visit Hill Top, the house where she lived, still just as she left it, a magical, atmospheric place. As we stroll through Sawrey, the village she made her home, her books will come alive with the illustrations of Tom Kitten, Jemima Puddleduck and familiar buildings that leap straight off the page and into the landscape around us. We'll explore the charming village of Hawkshead where her husband worked as the local solicitor and see some of the huge Monk Coniston estate that she bought for the National Trust. Travelling in a comfy mini-van with air con, Wi-Fi & phone charging ports as one of only 6/7 passengers you will find it is easy to ask questions and join in the conversation (if you want to). There are lots of stops for photos. We will have stunning scenery all around us from beginning to end on this tour which also has a wealth of fascinating facts and stories which I'll help you to discover on our time together.
Private Forest Yoga Yurt Workshop
We will start our session by warming up with a 20 min walk up towards Alcock tarn where you can witness the spectacular views over Grasmere mountains. Then we will head into the forest yoga yurt for a 3 hour workshop in 'Embodied Yoga' where we will move through both yin yoga for the connective tissue and yang (muscular) yoga to tone the whole body. We will have some fun with vinyasa flow to music and end with a deep relaxation. If the weather is nice we will also have our practice on the yoga platform, a purpose built platform overlooking the lake! This 3 hr workshop is for 2 to 6 people, so perfect with a friend. The full experience time is 4 hrs and walking boots will be need along with loose layers and a water bottle. A truly nurturing time to gain valuable body resources, feel great and have some fun. All bolsters, blocks, yoga mats and blankets provided. Along with a wonderful wood burning stove in the yurt. I promise, you will not want to leave! Other things to note Suitable for complete beginners and experienced yogis. Please remember a good sized water bottle and a snack for afterwards. Walking boots are advisable.
Hunt, forage and feast
We have been providing magical woodland experiences for 12 years. We love the way people are at their absolute best when in awe at the abundance of nature and mystified by their beautiful surroundings. They soften their edges and open like children when immersed in this exploration and play. It never ceases to amaze us. Our Woodland Craft and Foraging Adventure will take you on a journey of education, connection and access; to the better observer of how you walk through the world. We will take you walking amongst the hidden gems of Rydal, one of the most beautiful parts of The Central Lake District. The walk will be 2 miles of nature identification and admiration through the eyes of a scholar. You will see waterfalls and plunge pools, lakes, mountains, streams and beautiful trees, plants and wildlife. We will then set up a bushcraft camp with a view. You will learn how to light a fire to cook on, some survival skills and making your own kit and craft. I will teach you how to cook a delicious lunch from the things that nature provides that will fill your belly and feed your soul. Connection begets connection and feeling your full participation with Mother Earth will open you up to bonding with the group and experience as a whole. Friends and memories will be made that you will treasure, always.
The Yorkshire Three Peaks a guided trail walk
Join us on the famous Yorkshire Three Peak Challenge, starting at Horton in Ribblesdale we will climb Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough the 24.5 mile trail walk with 7000 feet of ascent/decent, that takes you through the stunning landscapes of this beautiful national park. Throughout the tour there are plenty of opportunities to pause to capture photo’s and take in the stunning views. It should be noted that we have a minimum number of 2 guests per challenge so please check with us on group size for your selected date if you are a single guest. This tour will not suit more novice walkers. It’s approximately 24.5 miles and the aim is for the tour to be completed in under 12 hours. Whilst it is very demanding and requires a good level of fitness and no underlying health issues, it’s still great fun. We’re flexible in giving short rest breaks and it provides a brilliant sense of accomplishment. We also provide each guest with a personalised certificate of achievement after the event. I have competed and coached on track, road and trail for over 35 years climbing across the UK and Europe. Highly knowledgeable on nutritional support and best training practices, I’ve vast experience of the local area and a member of The British Mountaineering Club. Fully insured you’re in safe hands with us!
Small boat sailing adventure
Set sail on SY Sea Pig and explore Windermere in a boat that perfectly suits the lake setting. Sea Pig is an adventure boat, a small boat built to make exploring a wonderful experience. After a quick briefing, we will be straight onto the water and off for the day exploring the lake, and learning to sail the boat. How much you want to learn and how much you want to be guided is up to you; this is about fun and exploration. This is a hands-on experience with everyone who wants to; getting to helm (steer) and handle the sails. In fact, your instructor will only likely steer for a tiny proportion of the day because this is about you getting all the fun. Sea Pig is a quick modern mini day cruiser which means she's nimble and capable both fast and stable. Lunch is provided and is either offered at anchor, on a beach (water levels dependent), or we can stop off at a public jetty to access toilets.
Trail Running Tour along Hadrian's Wall
This trail running tour takes guests along parts of Hadrian’s Wall and the Stanegate Road passing Vindolanda, Chesterholme Mile Stone, Barcombe Hill Roman Quarry and Settlement, Housesteads, Milecastles 37 and 38, Sycamore Gap, Peel Gap Tower (the unmarked turret) and a famously hard to spot Roman carving on the Wall. We’ll follow some local trails and paths and give guests a unique perspective on the places we see. At the end of the tour guests will have the opportunity to hold a genuine Roman artefact. The pace will be relaxed, so guests can take in the sights and spectacular views. We will stop at various points to chat about the most interesting and unusual aspects of the different sites we pass en route. There will also be opportunities to take some amazing photos. It will take us around 3 hours to complete the 7.5 mile route (around a 13 minute / mile pace), which also covers 1300 feet of elevation. If you don’t see a date for a tour in the calendar, just send us a message. We will happily try and find a date that works for you.
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