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 film night will be 7.00pm on Friday 26th February 2016 in the YAY Centre, Truro
We will be watching a film to celebrate LGBT History Month
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TheWelsh1000walk is a major event that will circumnavigate Wales including Anglesey. We have been contacted by them as they are looking for participants and walk leaders that know the Coastal Path well. Please have a look at their website and consider joining them in their efforts....
We have not finalised the details for all of our walks for this year yet. But we can confirm that we are planning to have walks on the following dates. As well at the ones already listed on the website.
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!
We were very lucky yet again, to have some really good weather on this fabulous walk near Prthcawl with rain only arriving in the last 5-10 miunutes of the walk.
Unfortunately due to an old war wound, Garry could not lead the walk as planned but luckily for us--see later--he joined us at lunchtime....
Alan led the group out on yet another wet and stormy day, from and to Caerphilly Mountain on this 7 mile circular walk. It was very bleak and wet on the mountain at the start, but the rain stopped as we set off and it did stay mostly dry on the way around....
24 hardy souls braved morning rain in the hope that the forecast of brightening weather would come true - it did. The promise of a micro-pub at lunchtime may have helped!
Richard and David led the walk in celebration of their birthdays, using a route first led by Stuart just over a year ago....
For our fist walk of the year we visited the pretty seaside town on North Berwick for a walk along the Coast to Tantallon Castle and the lovely beach at Seacliffe.
Sixteen and a dog turned out on an incredibly mild day for late January for the walk. We got the Tantallon Castle and managed to blag our way in past the helpful ticket attendant avoiding the £4....
Fri 26 to Sun 28 Feb 2016
Near Keswick, Cumbria, England
[Mountaineering] Transpennine, Adventure Out Groups Full details...
Sun 06 to Sun 13 Mar 2016
[Skiing] Skiing Group Full details...
Mon 14 to Wed 16 Mar 2016
[Walk] West Wales Group Full details...
Fri 25 to Mon 28 Mar 2016
Near Isle of Rum, Highland, Scotland
[Mountaineering] Scotland, Adventure Out Groups Full details...
As a result of the recent floods, Keswick Youth Hostel will be closed until March for essential repairs. Helvellyn Youth Hostel is currently closed because of damage to the only access path and will not reopen until the path is repaired. All other Lake District Youth Hostels are open for business as usual....
Following November's spending review and autumn budget, the Ramblers' have taken a look at how the review is likely to effect walking activities.
While there is clearly good news in the protection of funds for the National Parks, maintenance of public footpaths and bridleways remain with local councils who continue to see a reduction in their spending power....
This page last updated 22 Aug 2015
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