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.
The next GLAM Gay and Lesbian at the movies will take place in the LGBTQ Cornwall YAY! Youth Centre in Truro on Saturday 25th October at 7pm. email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
With social media growing daily, I'm wondering if there is any support for either/or a Twitter feed or Facebook page for the Devon GOC group.
Please message me with your thoughts and comments.
For many years, Iain Shand was a wonderful supporter of GOC. Although not a walker himself he worked tirelessly in the background to support the Club, editing the magazine for 25 years, and working with other Committee members. He understood how the Club brought so many gay people together, particularly in the remote parts of the UK....
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.
18Oct2014 saw another successful union thanks to GOC bringing people together. Nigel and Richard were married on this day two years after meeting each other on a GOC Surrey walk. Nigel and his dog Molly were on their first GOC Surrey walk when Richard homed in and quickly got Nigel's number and email address to make sure he did not miss this opportunity....
One of the joys of walking with the North Wales group is the sheer variety available in a relatively small area. A far cry from the mountain tops of a few weeks ago, the group returned to the picturesque Clywedog valley on the outskirts of Wrexham for a gentle stroll with some industrial heritage thrown in....
Sunday, the 12th, saw Patrick Lynchehaun and John Miller's first lead with us and what a sterling job they did! The Grand Union Canal, the main feature of our walk, had been the centre of over a month of investigations over the disappearance of 14 yo, Alice Goss, which just over a week before our walk, became a grisley crime scene....
Believe me, if Hayle could tell a tale it would be rich and varied. Gone are the days of a power station, copper smelting and the production of industrial chemicals, gone too are the furnaces melting metals and the production of mining machinery. Instead, we have a rich heritage of excellent pasties, golden sand dunes, caravans, holiday cabins and views over St....
Fri 24 to Sun 26 Oct 2014
Caving in Yorkshire (Expired)
Near Ingleton, North Yorkshire, England
[Caving] Caving Group Full details...
Sedbergh Weekend, Cumbria (Expired)
Near Sedbergh, Cumbria, England
Members only, booking required
[Walk] Transpennine Group Full details...
Fri 21 to Sun 23 Nov 2014
Near Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
[Walk] Caving Group Full details...
Sat 22 to Sun 23 Nov 2014
Near Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
[Climbing] Climbing Group Full details...
With the Welsh and Scottish coastal paths already open for walkers the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, has announced that the 3,000 mile path around the English coast will be complete and open for all by 2020.
September this year is the tenth anniversary of the first section of Access Land to open under the 2000 Countryside and Rights of Way Act.
To mark the occasion, Ramblers' have assembled a list of some of the best access land to be found in England and Wales....
This page last updated 4 Aug 2014
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