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.
Women at AOG in Bath - August 2015
Especially for WOMEN MEMBERS:
My main role as Women's Represenative is to promote and encourage women's participation in GOC.
This year I am trying to get more women involved in the AOG which until now has been mainly an event for the men....
Thanks to everyone who has already booked their place at this year’s AOG. At the time of writing, one hundred and forty members have booked to attend for all or part of it. But we still have plenty of spare capacity, both for meals and accommodation, ...
We are now up to four bookings from women attending the AOG, so slowly, slowly, inching along.
Just another couple needed, for a round half dozen before Easter maybe???
Optimistic as ever.
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!
A weekend away at Hay on Wye was scheduled for April 2014.
It had seemed like a good idea at the time but little/no
interest had been shown in the event so it was postponed until
Well, what a difference a year makes!!!
In April 2015 all roads led ...
Event route planned and designed by Peter O in 2013.
Weather: initial light shower followed by clearing skies, sun throughout walk. Wind W 15mph.
Attendance: 21 men
Time: start 11:11, end 16:12. Lunch 39 minutes.
Terrain: hardstanding, pavement, grass, woodland track, cultivated field
Elevation: start 83m, high 150m, low 77m....
A good turnout out today, with 14 walkers and Ella the Lab, for this 9-mile walk across the heath and along the wooded cycles paths between Beaulieu and Brockenhurst. The group was in good form with input from resident and visiting comedians during lunch in a sunny forest spot....
Last Sunday's (April 10) walk was blessed with wall to wall sunshine, perfect for setting off Desmond Winchester's walk for us, in fact Des's first lead with us having only joined GOC 11 months ago! 32 GOCs turned up, including one woman, Zoe Smith who ...
Sat 18 to Sun 26 Apr 2015
Spring Cycling Week, Mallorca 2015 (Expired)
[Cycling] Adventure Out, Cycling Groups Full details...
Fri 01 to Mon 04 May 2015
Near Strathcarron, Highland, Scotland
[Mountaineering] Scotland, Adventure Out Groups Full details...
[Camping] East Midlands Group Full details...
Sat 09 to Sun 10 May 2015
Near Leek, Staffordshire, England
[Climbing] Climbing Group Full details...
With spring rapidly approaching (or skipped over in favour of summer if you believe some reports), the BMC have taken the opportunity to re-aquaint ourselves with some of natures little creatures which we may be less than pleased to meet on the hills!
Walkers are one step closer to being able to enjoy greater access to the coast of England as Natural England publish their timetable to create a new National Trail - the England Coast Path - by 2020.
The path will allow people to enjoy a continuous walking ...
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