28-30 July 2023
LOCATION: Near Bridport
We are delighted to announce our Dorset 2023 Trail and Yoga Escape.
Surrounded by the rolling hills of Dorset, this wonderful long weekend will be based in the beautiful village of Whitchurch Canonicorum.
Our home for the weekend will be Bonhays, which we think is located in one of most stunning parts of England, with trails galore right on the doorstep and the World Heritage Coastline less than three miles away, the landscape here is delightful.
Bonhays offers a perfect environment for running our trail and yoga escape; a peaceful setting, delicious food prepared by Bonhays cook and a heated indoor pool and yoga space to relax in.
The three runs over the weekend will be social paced. We are there to have fun and make friends, not race. The runs are chilled and not competitive – so please expect to hike some of the steep bits, stops for taking photos and to re-group while we admire the views.
Running in Dorset can be challenging but rewarding. You must have a good level of fitness and used to running trails. She Runs Outdoors experienced team will support you along the routes and can provide first aid support if needed.
This long weekend will give you the opportunity to escape your busy lives with like-minded women in a truly magnificent area. Join us for a weekend to remember.
We have both single and shared rooms available:
Settle into your room, meet other guests, chill, and relax after your journey
Delicious evening meal at Bonham's
Sunset run 6km/4miles
Self-serve Breakfast provided
15km/ 9 mile run to Charmouth and along South-West Coast Path to Golden Cap
Lunch at Bonhays
late afternoon yoga for runners
Dinner at Bonhays
Self-serve Breakfast provided
14km/8.5 miles run, starting across farmland we make our way to the Monarch’s Way and Symondsbury, with far-reaching views down to the sea and Dorset countryside. Making our way back via Hell lane one of Dorset finest sunken trails or holloway, an ancient trail worn deep into the earth by the centuries’ passage on foot, hoof and cartwheel. Hell lane is an infamous smugglers way. Making our way back to Bonhays via Hardown Hill.
Lunch at Bonhays
Say our goodbyes
About the Yoga
Our yoga teacher for the weekend is Esther Benwell, who has been teaching since 2010 and her work is her passion. From our very first meeting with Esther, we knew she was the perfect person to compliment the She Runs outdoors ethos. Esther is one of those people with a special energy and will guide you through your yoga practice, while staying with us in Dorset.
Esther is trained in Hatha, Restorative, Yin yoga and meditation as well as Vinyasa flow, Tapasya hot yoga.
About the food
One reason we love Bonhays so much is down to their talented chef Evie. As much as possible she sources organic ingredients locally if she has not grown them herself and then with her imaginative palette, she produces lovely looking, healthy and very tasty food.
All the food is vegetarian and generally aimed at supporting our running, please feel free to bring your wine etc to accompany your meals.
Bonhays do everything they can to support different dietary requirements down to Evie making specific meals for some of our guests so please let us know if you have any needs.
Bonhays offers you a sanctuary of welcome, peace and simplicity: a beautiful, secluded Meditation and Retreat Center, nestled in the hills of West Dorset, between Bridport and Lyme Regis and just two miles from the sea.
Set around a central courtyard, with the soft curves of the eco straw buildings and the hills beyond, there is quiet and stillness here. The centre provides great communal spaces as well as many peaceful and secluded spots for quiet and reflection.
She Runs Outdoors will have exclusive use of the building and facilities for the whole weekend.
All bedding, a hand towel and bath sheet per person is provided and there is plenty of parking.
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Trains: Axminster Station is on the line from Waterloo to Exeter, with buses from the station to Morcombelake (20 minutes downhill walk away).
Taxis: Try Graham on 01297 489857 or Axminster Taxis [01297 34000] or BJ's [01297 35007].Book Ahead from Axminster Station for a cost of roughly £20.
Planes: Exeter Airport is 45 mins by taxi, or by train from Exeter St Davids to Axminster. From Bristol it's an hour and a half by car or a train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids, then from Exeter St Davids to Axminster and then 10 minutes in a cab.
Accommodation at Bonhays
Guided trail runs by fully qualified running coach and run leaders
Coaching advice and guidance throughout the weekend
Free digital photos after the weekend
Transport to and from Dorset
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.