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Welcome to the Gay Outdoor Club


We have about 1,500 members and for 40 years have been helping people to try new activities and make new friends.

GOC is a members club, run by the people who go on its events. Most events are free and you can just turn up without booking, but when you join GOC all of the money goes to run the club and none on salaries or profits.

Visitors to the website can get a good idea of our range of activities but only members can access full details of events. You can register now for a free guest account or join to gain full access to our site and events.

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The Gay Outdoor Club operates throughout Great Britain and provides a wide range of outdoor and indoor sports and recreational activities for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender men and women.

We organise over 500 events each year including walking, cycling, mountain biking, canoeing, caving, rock climbing, mountaineering, skiing, swimming and badminton. Most of our events are one day but we also organise weekend and longer events such as hostelling weekends, an arctic adventure and a white water rafting expedition.

GOC consists of over 30 local groups who organise regular walks, cycle rides, weekends away and social events so no-one is far from a GOC event.

For more specialist activities we have groups for caving, rock climbing, cycling, swimming and skiing. Some of those events are for people with experience, but we also have events for novices.

We also have an Adventure Out group for dynamic and adventurous people from across the country.


Banstead and Chipstead Valley

31 Jul 2016 | Surrey Group

The weather was splendid for walking with partial sun as 24 walkers set off for a splendid walk led by Judy and Alice. Alice and Judy both led the walk and back marked, alternating between the positions in a seamless fashion. The unspoilt rural landscape made it difficult to believe that we were still within the M25....

Leigh Woods evening walk 21 July 2016

29 Jul 2016 | Wiltshire, Gloucestershire & North Somerset Group

We met up as a soft, gentle summer rain fell, which cleared soon after we set off, leaving the air clear and the vegetation lush. Heading across the Ashton Court Estate, where the recently cut long grass was being gathered and baled, we followed paths through fields and woodland to reach Abbots Pool, its tranquil surface looking mysterious in the evening light....

Alltwen Hill summer evening walk

27 Jul 2016 | West Wales Group

As we assembled in the car park of a well known supermarket in Pontardawe for some reason "every little helps" sprang to mind!!!

Actually in this case it was "a big help" as Gail had kindly stepped in and agreed to lead a summer walk for us when the planned walk (and leader) went awry....

A day in Essex, land of the haunting Oaks.....

17 Jul 2016 | London Group

I couldn't make our club walk on July 10, however the event lead, Cyprian Crowley, has summed up the days proceedings, warts and all:

"The North Fambridge to Althorne walk, in Essex, although longer than the anticipated – some members estimated ...

Next Weekend Events

Fri 05 to Sun 07 Aug 2016

2016 AOG

2016 AOG

Near Penryn, Cornwall, England

Members only, booking required

[Walk]   All Groups   Full details...

Sat 06 to Tue 09 Aug 2016

2016 AOG Breakfast

2016 AOG Breakfast

Some options need booking

[Walk]   Annual Outdoor Gathering Group   Full details...

Fri 19 to Sun 21 Aug 2016

Camping and walking w/e in Lincolnshire

Near Louth, Lincolnshire, England

[Camping]   East Midlands Group   Full details...

Sat 20 to Sun 21 Aug 2016

Western Midlands Weekend Away in Northumberland

Western Midlands Weekend Away in Northumberland

Near Alnwick, Northumberland, England

[Walk]   Western Midlands Group   Full details...

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