Join us between the 14th and 17th of August for our annual gathering. This year we will be based in the city of Bath.
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.
Due to the popularity of the AOG dinner dance we have added a further 20 places.
This will bring us to the rooms full capacity of 180 places so book now to avoid disappointment.
The third London LGBT Community Festival and Parade is almost upon us. It's been a great success these past 2 years, and 2015's can only be built on the successes so far! For the past 2 years we have had an evening walk as part of the Festival, usually the Thursday of the Festival, 2 days prior to the Parade, and we've had great interest and involvement....
For a useful web site showing camping sites, including dog friendly, around Bath follow this camping link. Several of us are booking at The Blackberries Camping Park in their orchard. If you wanted to join us their web site is theblackberriescampingpark....
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!
~~The jolly GOCers gathered at Privett hostel during the afternoon and evening hours of 15 May, many of whom were welcomed at Petersfield station by Bill who fairyied us in his camper van to our weekend retreat.
On our arrival Peter was heading up the activity ...
South Acre walk April 2015
11 members turned up for this Norfolk group circular walk from South Acre church following quiet lanes and paths including part of the Nar Valley Way.
The walk gave great views of Narford Hall. The walk leader helpfully could provide details of how the hall had been enlarged during the Victorian era....
It’s been a couple of years since we last ran a ‘wilderness’ meet in Scotland; it was resurrected this year, with a couple of us ‘needing’ some remote munros in order to complete our munro collections. So this May Day bank holiday, ...
GOC Cornwall walk around the parish of St Erth
- in deepest southwest Penwith.
Sixteen of us assembled between the Ancient granite church and the Chapel in St Erth village to begin a 6.5 mile ramble to the hamlet of Relubbus and back.
As we were setting off we had a splendid surprise encounter with the Parson who had just finish the service in the church....
Fri 22 to Mon 25 May 2015
Birds Farm Camping Weekend (Expired)
Near Walsingham, Norfolk, England
[Camping] Norfolk Group Full details...
Sat 23 to Mon 25 May 2015
York to Newcastle Cycle (Expired)
Near York, North Yorkshire, England
[Cycling] North East, Adventure Out, Cycling Groups Full details...
Fri 05 to Sun 07 Jun 2015
Near Keswick, Cumbria, England
[Climbing] Climbing Group Full details...
Near Llanbedr, Gwynedd, Wales
[Camping] East Midlands, Transpennine Groups Full details...
With spring rapidly approaching (or skipped over in favour of summer if you believe some reports), the BMC have taken the opportunity to re-aquaint ourselves with some of natures little creatures which we may be less than pleased to meet on the hills!
Walkers are one step closer to being able to enjoy greater access to the coast of England as Natural England publish their timetable to create a new National Trail - the England Coast Path - by 2020.
The path will allow people to enjoy a continuous walking ...
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