Dream of swapping pavements for stunning coastal trails?
Of switching your lengths in the pool for swims off secluded bays?
Trading the studio for yoga in stunning countryside?
Then join our awesome team and other like-minded folk
that said a big, hell yes!
Not a runner? Not a swimmer? Not a yogi? Don't panic!
Our team of expert guides and instructors will tailor their sessions to
ensure all abilities get the absolute most of their experience.
Get 'game changing' pointers on your swim technique from our epic swim coach, during a dedicated swim coaching session in the River Dart. The weekend also includes an open water swim, overseen by our expert swim safety team, allowing you to challenge yourself safely in open waters. If conditions allow we will aim to get all swimmers to complete the 1.5km around iconic Burgh Island. If conditions don’t then we will choose an alternative open water or river swim. There is also always the option of a dip either during or after your runs!
Your home is a rustic, detached barn which has magnificent views down to the River Dart. In a beautiful, peaceful valley this is the perfect base for a weekend of off the grid activity. Comprising of 10 bedrooms each with its own private bathroom. The outdoor hot tubs will be especially welcomed to ease aching muscles and provide the perfect spot to soak up this idyllic setting.
We will host you and a small group of other good folk for 3 nights
(Friday - Monday) in an idyllic rural retreat, set within the lush rolling hills
of South Devon. Immersing you in everything that stunning South Devon has to offer. Every single element will be taken care of allowing you to focus on the challenge at hand and savour the experience.
Answer the call of the wild.
Swim, Run and Yoga by the sea in South Devon.
Due to these tricky times, sadly no more escapes are planned for the future, if anything should change you will be the first to know!
Meet The Team
Ceri was a triple national cross country champion as a junior, before turning his attention to rugby but in his mid 30s returned to his first love; endurance running, down in Devon. He set up his business Wild Running, which won an UnLtd Social Entrepreneurs award and has organised trail and swimrun events for thousands of people of all abilities, through his Wild Running Events, Something Wild Events and as co founder of the Wild Night Run Series. He also guides as a Qualified Mountain Leader all over the UK, and writes for several outdoor magazines as a specialist writer and makes his own Wild Running podcast series.
Ceri has competed internationally and won many trail marathons, ultras and fell races around the UK but he now prers to focus his energies on the holistic benefits of running for its own sake and the numerous lessons it can teach you. He aims to counter the myth that performance and enjoyment should be at opposite ends of the same continuum and to share his passion and insight with you.
Co-Founder and wild running instructor and adventure writer
Ronnie will be your host during your Escape and is there to ensure you get the absolute most out of your stay with a smile on your chops! Co-founder of Wild Coast Escapes, Ronnie’s extensive career in Event Management and Corporate Hospitality ensures that you are in the safest of hands. A keen runner and passionate about the outdoors, Ronnie will be permanently on hand to make sure that your time with us will be as enjoyable as possible.
Ronnie first discovered her vocation in life from working at Trailfinders, organising trips and travel plans for clients. From here she worked for a leading catering company, then onto to become an Event Manager for a corporate global organisation.
Ronnie can often be seen (and heard) running along the coast path shouting after her mental border terrier Baxter.
Co-Founder and your host for the weekend
Jo enjoys racing all over the world, selected to run for GB in the World Trail champs (her best is 7th) and in the 100km champs (her best is 4th). Jo is a crazy ultra runner....on roads, in the mountains, through deserts and on trails.
She has been a runner for a long time working hard towards her goals.
She is also a passionate physiotherapist. Her working week is split in two; self employed in Exeter and employed by the English Institute of Sport in Bath treating funded athletes on their journey to Tokyo.
In her spare time she can be found on Dartmoor, baking and drinking gin...not necessarily in that order!
GB Trail Running legend and your Run Guide
Having worked in this field for almost 15 years, and after extensive training I am a qualified FRYOG Yoga Teacher, Holistic & Complementary Therapist, Nutritional Coach and a WSA Stand Up Paddle Board Instructor.
I offer regular yoga classes, treatments and holistic services, through my practice Simply Soulful where I help individuals to feel empowered and to 'Smile on the Inside'. I also run yoga and meditation workshops and retreats in UK and abroad and Stand Up Paddle boarding.
I am passionate about my work, the benefits of the yoga sessions and holistic therapies I offer, the products I use and above all else the people that I work with. Every client becomes a friend and my time spent with each is enhanced by the enjoyment and development gained from every session or treatment.
Donna Mc Chaeyne
Yoga Instructor and here to make you 'smile on the inside
Joe runs his own business ‘Barefoot athlete’ in South Devon and has attended most of Ceri’s Wild Running camps. He has become something of a cult figure in the movement world, featuring in several renowned running books. Joe believes that our ultimate potential lies not in fancy technology or equipment but is buried deep in our primitive biology and full engagement in sports is (and should be) a playful, curious and thoroughly enjoyable experience.
He believes that many of the problems we have to overcome regarding fitness and movement, relate to being removed from our natural context - the hills, trees, trails and other people - and transferred our practice to a sterile gym where the machines do the thinking leaving our minds bored and in need of distraction.
Performance maestro, Joe will help you run more fluidly and with less chance
Swim guide who lives and breathes swimming. She is also the co-founder of the Outdoor Swimming Society.
Kari is interested in marathon swimming and swimming technique. She trained with Steven Shaw to teach swimming from the perspective of the Alexander Technique, although she has developed her own brand of that teaching over the years. Kari also has a successful contemporary craft practice and is known for her pioneering work rediscovering sustainable Nordic fish tanning processes. Visit here www.karifurre.co.uk to watch a film about Kari’s making and swimming.
Sandy is a classically trained chef that has worked in professional kitchens throughout Europe. She started Dartmoor Larder with her husband Steve which has since gone from strength to strength.
Sandy is far too modest to realise this but she is often the star of the show at every Wild Coast Escape. The time, effort, thought and passion that Sandy devotes to every weekend results in the most incredible food and some very happy and well fed guests!
Introducing your In-house Chef for your Escape (and your new best friend!)
Growing up swimming in rivers and seas in the UK, Rowan Clarke is a lifelong outdoor swimmer. 2018 she qualified as an open water swimming coach and in 2020 as a health and wellbeing coach.
Rowan talks openly about using cold water swimming to manage her own anxiety and body image issues. She’s passionate about helping people discover the benefits of being outdoors and active regardless of age, background or physical ability.
Rowan is warm, calm and welcoming. Bringing years of experience as a swimming teacher, open water swimming coach, and year-round outdoor swimmer, she is skilled at making people feel safe, relaxed and happy as they explore swimming outdoors.
Health and Well Being Coach, Open water swim coach, and year-round outdoor swimmer. Rowan is skilled at making people feel safe, relaxed and happy as they explore cold water swimming.
Super sorry, no dates in the pipeline
per person based on sharing a twin or double room
per person based on single room occupancy
Included in the price of our 3-night South Devon Escape's.
The cost includes transfers from Totnes train station, all meals, snacks, accommodation, guided runs, 3 yoga sessions, swim safety team and 3 interactive expert sessions.
All rooms are en-suite or have access to their own private bathroom.
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Full refund if Wild Coast escapes deem it unsafe to operate the escape
Full refund if the UK Government restrictions effect travel
Jon, Bristol, October 2021
"You guys are awesome! This was the best weekend of my whole year, I didn't want to go home!"