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.
150 members have now booked to attend the AOG, which exceeds our expectations. Thanks to everyone for their support. But there are still plenty of places available, so if you haven’t booked yet, there is still time.
A walking weekend (open to all groups) is currently being organised based around Abergavenny in the shadow of the Brecon beacons.
Please see Wilts/Glos/N.Som events diary entry for 9-11 September.
I attended my first AOG at Bath last year and enjoyed it very much.
This years event is in beautiful Cornwall and it would be great to get lots of women joining in.
Six came to Bath and I think it fair to say that everyone enjoyed and it was great to meet up with women from other groups near and far to discuss all things GOC....
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!
This doesn;t happen very often for our group thank goodness, but for once the weather forecast for rain all day actually turned out to be exactly that.
I'm sure that had put some people off coming, but thankfully not Mark the walk leader, although Robert ...
Bluebells, teas and cakes, ... and some walkingThe five churches walk, a popular annual event on the East Kent calendar. The weather uncharacteristically grey and overcast but, fortunately, apart from getting wet for the first section, it didn't damped the spirits and a great day nevertheless....
This was a GOC first--a women only walking weekend.
Women are under represented in the Club so to try and encourage more women to get involved in their local groups, the trustees had approved a limited number of women only events, to try and address this issue....
A broad range of members and guests from across Dorset, Somerset and London braved the ice cold winds at Tyneham Ghost Village on Sunday. We were rewarded with sunny skies yielding wide ranging coastal views across Worbarrow Bay to Portland Bill in one direction and across Kimmeridge Bay towards St Aldelm's Head in the other....
Wed 11 to Wed 18 May 2016
[Cycling] Adventure Out, Cycling Groups Full details...
[Walk] Adventure Out Group Full details...
Fri 20 to Sun 22 May 2016
Some options need booking
[Walk] Transpennine, Adventure Out Groups Full details...
Near Dorking, Surrey, England
[Social] Dorset, East Kent, Home Counties Midweek, London, Surrey, Sussex, West Kent Groups Full details...
We have received the following message from the BBC about a documentary they are making, marking 50 years since the 1967 Sexual Offences act. If you would like to take part in the film, please contact Harry directly on 07429 555616, or by email on harry.pick@bbc....
This is not a GOC event but may be of interest to members. We have received the following message from Stonewall:
On a bright sunny day in May last year 700 incredible people took part in Stonewall's Equality Walk to help change hearts and minds and ensure all lesbian, gay, bi and trans people are free to be themselves....
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