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.
I have made enquiries at Trefin Hostel in Pembrokeshire (between St Davids and Fishguard) who are offering a 3 night (minimum) break over Christmas, from Saturday 24th December, for up to 10 people at £150 per night which is excellent value.
I have ...
We are making the final arrangements for the AOG in Cornwall this year.
Please check that you have booked in advance on the activities that you would like to take part in.
Event Activities can be found on the AOG PAGES
We will be publishing further details during the next week and emailing all attendees a final update before you arrive....
In December 2015, an Expert Group on Housing an Ageing Population in Wales was established by the Welsh Government. The aim of the Group is to provide advice to the Welsh Government on the future policy direction in relation to housing an ageing population....
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 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....
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....
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 ...
Cornwall GOC ramble around The Loe at Helston
Sunday 10 July and a promising weather forecast brought 23 walkers and 4 dogs to our starting location in Helston (Home of the famous Flora Dance).
No dancing for us but a delightful almost 10 mile walk along the eastern side of The Loe – a large freshwater lake, many acres in area....
Fri 05 to Sun 07 Aug 2016
Near Penryn, Cornwall, England
Members only, booking required
[Walk] All Groups Full details...
Sat 06 to Tue 09 Aug 2016
Some options need booking
[Walk] Annual Outdoor Gathering Group Full details...
Fri 19 to Sun 21 Aug 2016
Near Louth, Lincolnshire, England
[Camping] East Midlands Group Full details...
Sat 20 to Sun 21 Aug 2016
Near Alnwick, Northumberland, England
[Walk] Western Midlands Group Full details...
HollandMenCamp would like to invite you at the first gay cyclist ride weekend in Holland on the 9th and 10th July 2016.
It is a racing bike ride through the lake area south of Amsterdam.
The rides have been recommended by the local cycling club of Hilversum....
Link to BBC web article here
This page last updated 20 Jul 2016
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