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2014 is 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.

This 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!

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.

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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.

 

Next Weekend Events

Tue 30 Dec 2014 to Sat 03 Jan 2015

Highland Hogmanay at Tyndrum

Highland Hogmanay at Tyndrum

Near Tyndrum, Stirling, Scotland

Booking required

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


Fri 13 to Sun 15 Feb 2015

Eastern Lakes Weekend

Eastern Lakes Weekend

Near Penrith, Cumbria, England

Booking required

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


Sun 08 to Sun 15 Mar 2015

Annual ski trip to the French Alps

[Skiing]   Skiing Group   Full details...


Fri 13 to Sun 15 Mar 2015

Glen Cannich and Glen Affric Weekend

Glen Cannich and Glen Affric Weekend

Near Beauly, Highland, Scotland

Booking required

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


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