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Isle of Eigg 
Women's Trail Running Retreat


19th - 24th May 2024

What's included

  • guided trail runs

  • 5 nights accommodation

  • full board

  • trip to another island

  • warm up and cool down sessions

  • amazing views

  • guided nature walk

  • optional local activities such as massage, kayaking, wild swimming and more




This is a draft itinerary.
We will be flexible depending on weather conditions and group requirements.


2.45pm - Mallaig ferry departure

3.45 pm - Ferry arrival on Eigg

Luggage transport to the hostel

Walk to the Glebe Barn hostel

5 pm - Welcome and retreat opening

5.30pm - Gentle afternoon run

7.30pm - Dinner buffet


8am - Self-service breakfast

9am - Cross country run (route weather dependent)

1.30pm - Self-service lunch

Afternoon activities

7pm - Dinner buffet

Tuesday - rest

8-10am - Self-service breakfast

Activities, for example guided nature or historical walk, kayaking, cycling, wild swimming...

7pm - Dinner buffet

Wednesday - Isle of Muck

8 - 10am - Self-service breakfast

10.30am - Walk to Eigg pier

11am - Board MV Sheerwater for crossing to the Isle of Muck (weather dependent)

12pm - Cross country run on Muck

2.45pm - Board MV Sheerwater for crossing back to Eigg

7pm - Dinner buffet


8am - Self-service breakfast

9am - Cross country run (route weather dependent)

1.30pm - Self-service lunch

Afternoon activities

7pm - Dinner buffet


8-10am - Self-service breakfast

9.30am - Hostel vacation

10.45pm Ferry departure for arrival in Mallaig at 12.25 pm – please make sure to arrive at the pier with plenty of time prior to ferry departure(we recommend at least 30 minutes before departure time)

Booking Form

Booking Form


Thanks for booking. We'll be in touch soon!

Price Includes

  • 5 days full board: hostel accommodation at the Glebe Barn, 3 meals a  day (day of arrival: evening meal, day of departure: self-service breakfast), drinks & snacks,

  • Guided cross-country runs, different groups available for all abilities/ levels,

  • Activities (warm up and cool down sessions, guided walk and more)

  • Luggage transport from the ferry to the hostel and back.

  • There is a small number of single/twin occupancy rooms available. Get in touch to find out more.



Accommodation will be in shared dormitory rooms. There is a small number of single, triple and double rooms available at extra cost.

If you would prefer to pay in instalments, we will get in touch with you to work out a plan together.


Payment methods

BACS payment details:

Katrin Bach – sort code 30-13-53

A/c no 13850468

Cheque (payable to Katrin Bach - Isle of Eigg, PH 42 4RL)

PayPal: (+ 2.9% paypal fee, total £ 704)

Pay in instalments (contact us)


Total cost (above) less deposit paid: £535


I have read, understood and accept the conditions.


I am posting a CHEQUE or will pay by BACS or paypal as a booking deposit.




Thank you very much, we are looking forward to welcoming you to the Isle of Eigg Trail Running Retreat and to making this a very special experience for you!


 Katrin Bach & team


Cancellation of your holiday, for whatever reason, must be notified to the organisers in writing by letter or email. Whilst we will endeavour to treat cancellations sympathetically, spaces are limited and the following applies: Deposits are non-refundable. For cancellations made up to four weeks before departure 50% of payment (excluding deposit) will be refunded.


Thereafter refunds (up to a maximum of 50% of payment and excluding deposit) will only be considered under exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the organisers. In case of cancellation of the retreat, the full amount will be refunded.


The cost of any travel ticket is the responsibility of the participant (travel insurance advisable due to unpredictable weather conditions and possible ferry cancellation).




1. What accommodation is provided?


Most of the accommodation is dormitory, so you would be sharing with other participants. We have a limited number of rooms that are available for single, twin and triple occupancy (additional cost). Please contact us for further details. 


2. Can I have a room to myself?


Yes - although this will incur a single occupancy charge. Please contact us for further details. (see above - #1) 


3. Do you provide towels?


Towels can be provided at an additional cost of £ 1. Let us know in advance or upon arrival if you would like one.


4. Are hairdryers provided?


There are hairdryers available - if you can be bothered spending time standing drying it!


5. Do you cater for vegans / vegetarians?


We cater for all diets, allergies etc. Please just let us know in advance of any specific dietary requirements. 


6. I have never done trail running before, only road running. Is this event suitable for me?

You should be able to run a road 10K comfortably. We cater for all running abilities and will make sure that you are paired up with a running guide at all times. Trail running shoes are essential.

7. I have never run more than a 10K before  - does that matter?

Absolutely not - we cater for all running abilities and will make sure that you are paired up with a running guide at all times. 

8. I am not a runner at all - can I still attend?

This event is primarily aimed at runners. There are plenty of other activities that you can do on the island - walking, swimming, cycling - so, if you want to bring along a non-running friend, they would be more than welcome. We would, however, have to charge them at the same rate as a running participant. 

9. I am a really slow runner - would this weekend be suitable for me?

There is no such thing as a slow runner. You should be able to run a road 10K comfortably - and it doesn’t matter how long that takes you. We cater for all running abilities and will make sure that you are paired up with a running guide at all times.

It was much more than a running retreat.
To run with locals, visit places and learn all about the island added so much more. 
I thoroughly enjoyed it.  The best thing was meeting and running with people who live here as it felt like we were being invited in 
Loads of encouragement, support and flexibility, choice on route and distance and pace gave me the confidence to keep moving and to fit in wherever I felt comfortable. Every single guide has my utmost admiration they all made sure that every one in the group was taken care of, I felt so safe and confident in their care and above all they made me feel I could do it. I’m in awe of all these strong brilliant women, personally I wouldn’t change a thing, it worked for me, Thank you all.
Thank you Katrin, Lesley, Steph, Sarah and Tamsin for your encouragement, patience, kindness along the runs, you have all made my experience such fun and I’ll never forget it.
It was great! I loved the trails and runs, and everyone was really friendly. I hope to make it back sometime in the future.
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