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.
We have about 2,000 members and for over 30 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.
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Annual Outdoor Gathering 2013 - Accommodation Booking closed
In 2013 the largest GOC event, which each year sees around 200 members from around the country meet up for a weekend of outdoor activities and socialising, is taking place in Buxton from Friday 12th to Monday 15th of July.
Booking for accommodation is now closed, but don't let that stop you from attending. Several members have already made arrangements to camp, whilst others are staying in hotels and bed and breakfasts around the area, so why not join them?
This page last updated 14 May 2013
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