Trail Running & Yoga Retreats

GRTW Run Wild Trail and Yoga Retreats

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SUMMER 19-21 July 2019

Join us for a beautiful summer trail running and yoga retreat in the South Downs.  Between our team of female coaches, we’ve run most of the trails in Sussex and we’ll help you to explore all our favourite places and enjoy the beauty of trail running in the summer.

With technique advice as well as yoga sessions to restore and unwind and delicious home cooked, vegetarian meals, our Girls Run the World retreat will leave you feeling fit, strong and rested. The perfect, healthy escape for mind, body and soul and women who love to run.

EARLY BIRD Price, £290 BEFORE MAY 20TH 2019



  • B&B on a shared bunk bed dorm basis
  • Vegetarian meal on Friday and Saturday night
  • Unlimited tea and coffee
  • 3 or 4 Trail runs (Friday night, 2 x on Sat 1 x Sun morning)
  • 3 or 4 yoga sessions (1x fri, 2 xSat morning, 1 x Sunday).
  • GRTW top





Location:  A beautiful restored farmhouse in a hamlet just outside the beautiful West Sussex village of Amberley

Price: £290, with 10% discount for repeat retreat bookings


Arrival from 17:30pm

19:00-20:00pm Choose between a Yin Yoga session to unwind and restore or a night trail run.

20:15pm Vegetarian Dinner


7-8am Yoga Flow Yoga, an early start for those who choose to join us for an hour’s yoga, helping to nourish and mobilise the body and restore balance.

8.30am – 10am Breakfast

10.12.30pm – Trail run of between six and 10 miles

12.30 – 15.00pm Lunch at a local pub and a chance to relax (price does not include lunch).

15.30pm-18.00pm – A leisurely trail run of between 4 – 6 miles

18.30pm – 19.30pm Sunset Yoga for Runners

20.00pm Dinner


8.00am-9.00am Flow Yoga

9.15am-10.30am Breakfast

10.45am-12.15pm Trail Run 4 miles

1:00pm End of Girls Run the World retreat


  • Accommodation (bunk beds in shared rooms of four to eight with shared bathrooms) in SouthDowns Bunkhouse.
  • 3 or 4 yoga sessions
  • 3 or 4 trail runs with qualified Girls Run the World female coaches
  • Delicious breakfast on two mornings
  • Evening meal and dessert, Saturday
  • Trail running technique

Our accommodation is located in Houghton, a small hamlet that is a 12 minute walk away from Amberley Train station. Parking is available for those arriving by car.

*Please note that this itinerary/timings may be subject to change.


Accommodation will be is in a restored boutique Southdowns Bunkhouse with shared rooms of four or eight in bunk beds. Bathrooms are shared.



‘I’m writing to let you know how much I enjoyed the GRTW yoga and running retreat . I was invited by my friend, Kia, who wanted to go as a birthday treat. I must admit that, as someone who regularly leads trail runs on the South Downs, I was a little dubious about spending the money … but I shouldn’t have been!
It was definitely a case of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. All the running routes were fantastic – fun and varied – taking in towns, countryside, rivers and hills with some truly spectacular views. Clearly a great deal of time and thought had gone into the planning, and it was really lovely to explore a new area with new friends. It was also the first time I have been out with a qualified coach, and I thoroughly enjoyed this aspect of the experience. Rachael, Tara and Amy were all very inclusive and encouraging and I very much appreciated the fact that we were split into three groups so that everyone could be confident about taking part, regardless of speed and ability, nobody felt left behind and nobody felt frustrated.
The yoga was also of a very high standard and thoroughly enjoyable … and I am speaking as someone fortunate enough to have Yogi parents and as someone who has been to many, many yoga classes! Last but not least, another big highlight was the food – absolutely fantastic – fresh, healthy and delicious! Thanks so much for a really great experience. I’m already looking forward to the next one!’
Jo Prior, Sussex
‘This is the second time I’ve been on a Girls Run The World trip and the second time it has exceeded my expectations. The running and yoga sessions were great, food delicious, both a notch up from what you might expect but perhaps, most importantly, there was plenty of time to hang out with a group of inspirational women, from all walks of life, who had all taken a bit of time out to be outside and run together… as mastercard would say… priceless. I arrived home feeling stronger, relaxed, more confident, energised and inspired!’
Nikki Welch, Edinburgh
The weekend was just what I needed as I’d been feeling quite down beforehand and nearly cancelled but I’m so glad that I didn’t.
It was great to meet, talk to and spend time with so many inspiring and strong women in such a beautiful location. Thanks for adjusting the runs so I could participate at my slow plod. I felt really energised and inspired on my return home and have done some exercise everyday despite the temperature! Not a normal occurrence for me.’
Karen Keenan, London
‘I signed up after seeing a last minute space come available on the trail running and yoga retreat in Sussex- it was the best decision ever! I met fantastic women from all walks of life with a passion for running and health. The coaches were very experienced and helped me with tips to improve my form on hills. The combination of running and yoga over the weekend left me feeling stronger and inspired to continue my journey with running. Thank you GRTW!’
Nicole Herholdt

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be able to run at a certain speed?

All speeds are welcome and we will have between two and three coaches to ensure that no one is left on their own.

Do I need to be able to run a certain distance?

Yes, you will need to be able to run a minimum of four miles without stopping.

Do I have to do every session?

No, all of our sessions are optional. Should you choose to enjoy the surroundings and explore on your own, you are welcome to do so.

Do I need to bring a yoga mat?

No, mats will be provided.

What happens if it rains? 

We will run whatever the weather, be prepared with the right clothing.

Kit list

Trail running shoes

Plenty of running socks

Running backpack (optional)

Head torch

Running clothes

Waterproof jacket

sunglasses/cap/or visor

Suntan lotion (we hope!)