Bookings for this year's AOG are now closed, but there may still be space on some of the walks if you are in the area.
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.
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....
I will be attending this years L Fest which is next weekend, and amongst other things I will be spreading the word about GOC.
If there are any GOC women members who are also attending, it would be good to meet up.
Please email me by Thursday 16 July to exchange contact details:
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!
I want to start this report as I usually end, by thanking everyone who came to support this lovely summer evening walk filled with lots and lots of historical interest.
From one solitary person signed up a day or so before, on the night the attendees swelled ...
A group of some thirty GOC ramblers assembled outside Hampstead Station. Originally to be called Heath Street, sentiment had changed on opening and the name changed to Hampstead. ‘Heath Street’ sill endures on the tiled platform walls. Having admired ...
~~Caving News July 2015 – Whitsun in July
It might not be seven weeks after Easter but that did not stop the cavers going on a Whitsun day trip in July.
According to the events programme we were supposed to visit Meregill Hole in Yorkshire. However, Meregill Hole becomes exciting if it rains....
Despite a poor weather forecast, 15 GOC members used ferries and trains to travel to Brading Railway Station on a bright and sunny Sunday morning for a ten mile cliff and coastal walk to Ryde. We had members from as far afield as London, Somerset, Wiltshire and the South coast, as well as three Caulkheads (people who live on the Isle of Wight)....
Sat 01 to Sun 02 Aug 2015
[Walk] Western Midlands Group Full details...
Sat 01 to Sat 08 Aug 2015
Near Gosforth, Cumbria, England
[Climbing] Climbing Group Full details...
Fri 07 to Sun 09 Aug 2015 Gwener 07 i Sul 09 Awst 2015
Near Penygroes, Gwynedd, Wales
Ger Penygroes, Gwynedd, Cymru
Fri 14 to Sun 16 Aug 2015
Near Louth, Lincolnshire, England
[Camping] East Midlands Group Full details...
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....
This page last updated 27 Jul 2015
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