Join us between the 14th and 17th of August for our annual gathering. This year we will be based in the city of Bath.
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.
We are proud to have been nominated in the Community Organisation category of the 2015 National Diversity Awards!
The National Diversity Awards celebrate excellent achievements of grass-root communities that tackle the issues in today’s society, giving ...
Enquiry received about a new documentary in production: Fathers and Sons This is not a GOC event but may be of interest to members. We have received the following message:
My name is Laura Smith and I am a documentary producer working at Love Productions ...
Stonewall Equality Walk, Brighton, Sunday 10 May 2015 This is not a GOC event but may be of interest to members. We have received the following message from Stonewall:
Hundreds of people are set to join together for Stonewall’s Equality Walk on Sunday ...
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!
Peter led 45 walkers and 8 dogs on a superb walk from Otford station. The weather was
kind to us and remained dry throughout the walk. Peter chose this area as we seldom walk
it and starting at Otford meant that walkers from London GOC could meet us at the train
Event route planned and designed by Roy L in 2014.
Weather: overcast, occasional drizzle, limited sun, 4°C, wind 14mph NE, cold-to-the-bone.
Attendance: 12 men.
Time: start 11:14, end 15:27. Walking time 03h28m. Average walking speed 2....
Despite a fierce finger of Siberian Winter hitting the UK over the weekend, 22 of we GOCs, of the more hardened variety, and a very sweet Jack Russell called Charlie, took on Hampstead Heath and all it possessed (well almost)! Under the excellent guidance ...
Event route planned and designed by John T in 2014.
Weather: overcast, occasional light shower, 8°C, wind 9mph NE.
Attendance: 17 men.
Time: start 11:22, end 16:17. Walking time 03h54m. Average walking speed 2.3mph.
Terrain: pavement, towpath, marsh footpath....
Fri 03 to Mon 06 Apr 2015
Near Lochranza, Isle of Arran, North Ayrshire, Scotland
[Mountaineering] Scotland, Adventure Out Groups Full details...
Near Brodick, Isle of Arran, North Ayrshire, Scotland
[Climbing] Climbing Group Full details...
Fri 17 to Sun 19 Apr 2015 Gwener 17 i Sul 19 Ebrill 2015
Sat 18 to Sun 26 Apr 2015
[Cycling] Adventure Out, Cycling Groups Full details...
Land sell-offs in English national parks have caused widespread public concern, including a petition with 75,000 signatures and counting. But do they mean the end of national parks as we know them?
The BMC have taken a look at the broader issues surrounding the sale of National Park Authority owned land, such as Stickle Tarn in the Lake District....
Are you planning a cycle ride for the first time? CTC offer some suggestions for amazing places around Britain which you can visit by bike!
Read more on CTC website
This page last updated 1 Mar 2015
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