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2014 Annual Outdoor Gathering

This year's AOG is taking place in Comrie, Perthshire from the 23rd to the 26th of May.  Places are quickly filling up, especially for popular items such as the Saturday night gala banquet!

Bookings for food and accommodation close on the 30th of April, so don't forget to book in good time if you plan to attend.

Full details of the AOG, including online booking and information about all the walks etc being offered can be found on the AOG Event Page.

We have about 2,000 members and for almost 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.

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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.

For more specialist activities we have groups for caving, rock climbing, cycling, swimming and skiing. Some of those events are for people with experience, but we also have events for novices.

We also have an Adventure Out group for dynamic and adventurous people from across the country.


Bears in the woods, Bluebells, a bit of Napoleon, wall to wall sunshine.......can only be SE London in April!

15 Apr 2014 | London Group

Sunday the 13th of April saw 35 of us and one dog, enjoying a warm, stunningly sunny Spring day exploring the many parks this part of SE London has tucked away. Led by Darrell Murphy on his first lead, and using parts of the Green Chain Walk of this region, ...

Moelwyn Mawr

13 Apr 2014 | North Wales Group

Moelwyn Mawr is a mountain in Snowdonia, North Wales and forms part of the Moelwynion. From its summit, which directly overlooks the Vale of Ffestiniog, it affords spectacular views in all directions.

WikipediaIndustrial heritage, North Wales style, meant we were in for a walk through a number of long abandoned quarrying villages on the way up to Moelwyn Mawr....

Joint Devon and Cornwall walk

10 Apr 2014 | Cornwall, Devon Groups

~~Sunday 6th of March was a joint walk with the Devon and Cornwall groups meeting on the boarder formed by the river Tamar. Parking on the Devon side in the rain we anticipated a very wet walk and were not disappointed. The best that can be said was at one point it was merely mizzle (combination of mist and drizzle)....

Y Garn

3 Apr 2014 | North Wales Group

While the weather has turned for the better (if you ignore the current issue of high pollution levels), we still managed to find pockets of snow on our walk up Y Garn. A respectable 11am start from Ogwen Cottage seemed not respectable enough for some - mind, the changing of the clocks has been known to catch a few people out in the past....

Next Weekend Events

Fri 18 to Mon 21 Apr 2014

Easter in Knoydart (Expired)

Easter in Knoydart

Near Mallaig, Highland, Scotland

Booking required

[Mountaineering]   Scotland, Adventure Out Groups   Full details...

Wye Valley (Expired)

Near Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England

[Climbing]   Climbing Group   Full details...

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