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.
New co-ordinator; after 25 years as co-ordinator for the East Midlands Alan Chambers has now retired and the resposibilities will be shared by a consortium of some five people: Sue, Mark, Geoff, Paul. Sue and Paul are the contacts for new enquiries. "Group ...
We've decided to start using the term 'Mountain Walking' instead of 'Mountaineering' to describe the types of activities that are the core of Adventure Out's programme and are sometimes organised by other groups, such as Transpennine and North Wales....
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.
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!
Event led by Martin T, planned in 2014 Attendance: 14 men Distance: 9.7 miles Time: start 11.11am, end 4.26pm, 1st lunch 20 minutes, 2nd lunch 45 minutes Terrain: Pavement, woodland track, grass, farm track, crop field Elevation: start 110m, high 201m, low ...
After a showery wet day, an omen greeted us as we met for the first of our summer evening walks near Mumbles, a beautifully radiant and brightly coloured rainbow.
This was a sign from the GOC gods, confirming the rain was over for the day and a sunny, mostly blue skied evening was to follow for our wander around some lovely hidden gems in the Mumbles area....
Having followed the weather forecast all week with mounting trepidation, on Sunday morning we awoke to torrential rain. An early morning phone call from Andrew assured us “rain before seven, fine at eleven,” and so it proved to be. Arriving at ...
On the 11th of June, Gary, Chris, John, Robert and Bo actually managed to complete the 22 mile Elham Valley Way to Canterbury.
The route explores the unspoiled valley below the North Downs and visits a string of lovely villages with some striking panoramic views....
Fri 24 to Sun 26 Jun 2016
Near Llanbedr, Gwynedd, Wales
[Camping] East Midlands, Transpennine Groups Full details...
Fri 01 to Sun 03 Jul 2016
Some options need booking
[Canoeing] Transpennine, Adventure Out Groups Full details...
Sat 02 to Sun 03 Jul 2016
Near Fordingbridge, Hampshire, England
Some options need booking
[Walk] Berkshire & Mid Thames, Devon, Hertfordshire, London, Milton Keynes & Buckinghamshire, Oxford, Solent, South Midlands, South Wales, Surrey, Adventure Out Groups Full details...
Sun 03 to Sat 09 Jul 2016
[Walk] Scotland, Adventure Out Groups 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 22 Aug 2015
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