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.
GLAM Film Night in Truro on 30th August 7pm email firstname.lastname@example.org for info
Whether you are looking for a tranquil family ride or a blood-pumping mountain bike trail Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City, has a lot to offer cyclists of all ages and abilities.
Check out many ativities here
Saturday 13th September 2014 Choose from a range of walks spanning from seven to 20 miles with which to explore the beautiful Cotswold countryside: click on the orange button for further details.
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.
Thanks to Judy and Alice for teaming up to expertly guide us on this 9 mile walk in the area which inspired Octavia Hill to co-found the National Trust
35 walkers set out at 10 :30 on the dot to be followed by 3 latecomers who were swiftly scooped up by Judy acting as back marker....
The last of our summer evening walks was a linear one from North Dock Llanelli to Burry Port led by Russ.
I had arranged with Russ to leave our two cars at Burry Port immediately before the start of the walk.One very important thing that Russ had failed to ...
When you choose the second smallest car park in Hampshire as a starting point what’s the chance of turning up on the Sunday and discovering it is double booked for use by stewards of the Hayling Half Marathon? Some manoeuvring and tight parking got us all in and eighteen men and one dog duly set off for a nine and a half mile Hike round Hayling Island....
It all started 40 years ago with a weekend camping in Snowdonia, so we felt it only appropriate that to celebrate the anniversary we take a stroll to the summit of the highest mountain in England and Wales, the mighty Snowdon.
Our route of choice was the quieter Watkin Path, the South Face of Yr Wyddfa....
Fri 05 to Sun 07 Sep 2014
Near Ashford, Kent, England
[Camping] East Kent, London, Surrey, Sussex Groups Full details...
Fri 05 to Mon 08 Sep 2014
[Social] Wiltshire, Gloucestershire & North Somerset Group Full details...
Fri 12 to Sun 14 Sep 2014 Gwener 12 i Sul 14 Medi 2014
Near Blaenavon, Torfaen, Wales
Ger Blaenavon, Tor-faen, Cymru
Sat 13 to Sun 14 Sep 2014
[Climbing] Climbing Group Full details...
Hallways is the first ever social network for hostels. Using Hallways, backpackers can connect with fellow guests at their hostel, join events in the hostel and the surrounding area and create their own events for other guests to join.
Read full article on ...
MAP TV, a UK based television production company, are looking for people who are gay or lesbian, were once in a male-female relationship and are still close to their ex (eg best friends, still living together etc.) to take part in a serious and positive documentary....
This page last updated 4 Aug 2014
© Gay Outdoor Club 2009-2014 All rights reserved
Web design & hosting:Three Degrees West