Yoga and Rhythm

Yoga and Rhythm

Yoga and rhythm are a great combination and it has been perfect to have this as our third yoga retreat here at St Marks Stays recently. Everybody loves a ‘It must be fate’ story don’t they and this is how we came in to the awareness of Gillian who...
Wickerfish Arts Painting Retreat

Wickerfish Arts Painting Retreat

Having studied art herself and with books on our shelves about Monet and Van Gogh, Joanne was delighted to have a painting retreat using the studio at St Marks Stays. A big thank you to Ruth Clayton and Stuart Gray of Wickerfish Arts Studio for bringing us our first...
Wonderful Wild Women

Wonderful Wild Women

It is obvious from the minute we moved to Cumbria that everyone embraces the outdoors and Wonderful Wild Women is a perfect example of that. Wonderful Wild Women is a group, a tribe, a gathering, a following and however you want to term it, that embraces all women and...
Open Water Swimming in the Lake District

Open Water Swimming in the Lake District

With so many new experiences to try in the Lake District, Open Water Swimming was just one of the many on our list to do more of. Especially with the summer we are having so far this year, who wouldn’t find the allure of a glistening, crystal clear, world...
Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

We have had two groups staying with us recently that have completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge and as we have yet to do this ourselves (don’t worry we will tick it off the list at some point) we have been getting all their tips and advice for those...
A Diver’s Hangout

A Diver’s Hangout

We knew we wanted our studio and St Marks to be used for all kinds of activities, but little did we know that it would turn out to be perfect for a diver’s hangout. This is just what we were told when a group of scuba diving instructors and students arrived to...