Trail Running - Swinley Forest Berkshire

Based in the beautiful Swinley Forest, Berkshire, we pride ourselves as being a friendly, relaxed and fun running club, without being overly structured or competitive. The emphasis is always to enjoy the fun and freedom of running the forest trails rather than how fast we can run. 


  • Sunday mornings 09:30, choose from an intermediate 5K, or a more advanced 10K. Both runs are circular routes meeting back at the lookout for a post run coffee.

  • Friday evening 18:00, this is normally a 5-8 km intermediate circular run, in the summer months we enjoy dusky evenings, whilst during the winter months (Oct-Mar) these become night runs, head torches will be required.   

Every run is unique, and will follow a different route each week as selected by the  run leader on the day. We always pace according to the groups capabilities, usually about 6-7m/km, and as some of the trails include a few hills we make the occasional stop to catch a breath and regroup. We also ask that faster runners loop back occasionally to ensure no-one is ever left behind. All our run leaders are trained by England Athletics as leaders in running fitness (LiRF). More details here...​​

COVID-19 Safety - (30/06/2020)

We have now started Covid-19 safe runs, starting in July, which are limited to 5 runners plus your run leader making the maximum permissible group of 6. Please run ONLY if you are fit and well, without any Coronavirus symptoms. Please note the revised meeting place due to to parking issues at Swinley, as detailed on your booking. Please take a look at England Athletics current guidance for club led runs here.

  • Ensure you have washed or sanitised your hands prior to running

  • Stay two metres apart whilst running

  • Avoid touching gates or fences where possible

  • You may wear a face at your discretion.

LOCATION: The Lookout, Swinley Forest, RG12 7QWis nestled between Bracknell, Crowthorne, Sandhurst and Bagshot. There is ample parking on site at a charge of £2 (pay & display), and a Cafe for a post run coffee. Check our next run here...

Run Together
England Athletics

BOOKING: All our runs are administered via Run Together, a part of England Athletics thereby ensuring a safe and professional administration of our runs and runners. It is vital that you book every run via the "Book a Run" link above, or via the app which can be downloaded below. 

In doing so you certify yourself fit and healthy to take part physical activity, and that you understand that you run at your own risk. You will also be asked to record your contact numbers and disclose any significant medical conditions for your safety.


New members always welcome,  and we offer a one month free trial before we ask you join. Be assured you will find the club relaxed, fun and supportive whatever your ability.

REGISTER: To register for your first run please use the the "Book a Run" button at the top of the page. More details on our membership can be found here...

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Whats App

WHATS APP: Members have the use of our Whats App group to set up impromptu runs, and collaborate on upcoming races etc. Contact your run leader if you wish to be added to our Whats App group - Members only

Current Weather - Bracknell Forest

Strava is our preferred running application for recording our runs, find out more here...

Total activity for all Berkshire Trail Runners athletes this week.

Vikki Roberts-Caiger - Personal Trainer

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Swinley Forest, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 7QW England

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