Gay Outdoor Club
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Event Reports


Richmond Park

21 Feb 2017 | Surrey Group

We started slighter later than planned as people were stuck in traffic and the car park filled up much earlier than normal and the queue was all the way around the car park, but as Bill had pre walked the route he took a slightly different route through the biggest enclosed space in London and also the largest of Londons 8 Royal Parks. This allowed 29 walkers and only 1 dog to enjoy a terrific 5 mile walk throughout the crisp morning as the frozen Pen Ponds attracted families and a few people that missed the lesson about walking on frozen water....
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Idwal Cottage Weekend 3-5 February 2017

20 Feb 2017 | Adventure Out Group

Never trust a weather report. What was forecast to be a horror weekend turned out to be ideal for mountain activity. A good turnout of members enjoyed a stay at the Idwal Cottage Youth Hostel. This has to be one of the finest in the country. It is homely, warm, welcoming, serves wine and beer and has the best self catering kitchen.

On the Saturday, the main walk was on the Carnedds, taking in three 3000s. The day was sunny, though very cold in a moderate wind. True mountaineering conditions prevailed with snow, deep in places and at one point needing a climb through a cornice....
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Buckler's Hard

19 Feb 2017 | Solent Group

Eight walkers from Dorset, Hampshire and Sussex set off from the Dibden Inclosure for this ten mile round trip to the historic village of Buckler's Hard across the forest, through Beaulieu, and along the River Beaulieu, braving mud, donkeys and ponies along the way.

Despite the overcast skies a good time was had by all as we took in the delights of the village of Beaulieu, home of the late Lord Montague, with its quaint cottages, and tidal lake and river. After stopping for a coffee overlooking the river we ...
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Dorset Group: Tarrant Keyneston 12/02/2017

15 Feb 2017 | Dorset Group

Chilly grey weather didn't deter 14 members from turning out for our figure-of-eight walk from the True Lovers' Knot in Tarrant Keyneston near Wimborne. It seemed that a relatively unexposed inland walk with a lunch stop at the pub was a judicious bit of programming, since picnicking in the open wouldn't have been a very pleasant experience.

We set off at a brisk pace, partly to get warm but also to ensure that we got back to the pub for our appointed time. Crossing a golf course, we were surprised to see so many aficionados braving the cold....
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