We have about 2,000 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.
There are still three places available on the annual ski trip to France, from the 8th to the 15th of March 2015, which we need to fill quickly.
The event is open to all snow enthusiasts - skiiers, snowboarders and those who just love the cold wet stuff. Beginners right through to advanced are all welcome, see the event page for more information....
MARIE CURIE WALK TO REMEMBER, SUNDAY 30TH AUGUST, CARDIFF CASTLE
Walk to Remember is coming to Cardiff Castle Sunday 30th August. Sign up today for this 10k evening walk and help raise money to care for people with a terminal illness. Experience Cardiff Castle after hours, with an alfresco evening of live music and entertainment....
Some AOG social events are now full. Those of you who were not able to book these events and want to arrange an alternative could use the AOG forum pages to find like minded people attending the AOG.
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.
We also have an Adventure Out group for dynamic and adventurous people from across the country.
Last year was the 40th Anniversary of the Gay Outdoor Club. Our first advert for members appeared on the 6th of June 1974 and little over a month later our first ever event took place, a camping weekend in Snowdonia.
In June and July many of our local groups celebrated our forty years of being 'Out in the Hills' by visiting the highest peak in their area. Whether you are a long standing member, or new to the Club, take a look through whats happening over the next few months and join in the fun!
It is a good thing nobody signed up for the Saturday caving trip during the AOG in Bath. Finding the small shop in Cheddar from which Martin had arranged to hire lamps was no trivial matter. Trailing behind us looking for a shop would not have inspired the confidence of novices in our ability to find a cave, let alone to find our way to the bottom and out again....
A fine sunny July day greeted us for a 7 mile walk in the north Wiltshire countryside. Starting from the predominately National Trust owned village of Lacock, the route ascended Nocketts hill to a lunch stop with good views towards the Cotswolds. The return leg took in a section of the Wilts & Berks canal....
It seems par for the course that as soon as the schools break up for the six week holiday the
weather turns turtle. The days leading up to our walk varied greatly; rain, wind, drizzle,
mist and sun. The day before the walk was utterly glorious but then it all changed....
Event led by Julian S. Route #2910 by Barrie Mackie, from Walking Britain.
Weather: Sunny, hot, humid, very little wind, little cloud cover.
Attendance: 15 men (including 2 new members to the Herts group)
Distance: 12 miles
Time: start 11:10, end 16:45....
Sat 22 Aug to Sat 05 Sep 2015
Climbing trip to Austria (Expired)
[Climbing] Climbing Group Full details...
Fri 28 to Mon 31 Aug 2015
Near Durness, Highland, Scotland
[Mountaineering] Scotland, Adventure Out Groups Full details...
Fri 04 to Sun 06 Sep 2015
Near Faversham, Kent, England
[Walk] East Kent, London, Surrey, West Kent Groups Full details...
Fri 04 to Sun 06 Sep 2015 Gwener 04 i Sul 06 Medi 2015
Near St David's, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Ger Tyddewi, Sir Benfro, Cymru
A ruling by the Court of Appeal will help keep open more "lost" rights of way. The Rambler's are celebrating the decision which confirms that section 10 of the 1801 Inclosure Act did authorise Inclosure commissioners to set out and award public footpaths and bridleways when making inclosure awards....
More than 376,000 bicycles are stolen every year in England and Wales alone, so it is really important that you know how to protect your bike. CTC's Victoria Hazael takes a look at what you can do to make it as difficult as possible for a thief to cycle away with your precious steed....
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