It is with great regret that we have taken the decision to cancel this year’s AOG. Although the current restrictions on movement are only in place for three weeks initially, it now seems highly doubtful that the AOG could go ahead as scheduled at the end of July.
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.
Our 1,500 members enjoy 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.
Visitors to the website can get a good idea of our range of activities but only members can access full details of events. You can register now for a free trial account to gain full access to our site and events.
Getting back outdoors.
We have received confirmation from Sports England that our events may have a maximum of 30 participants in attendance, provided they are run in accordance with Ramblers' Covid-secure procedures. Events in Scotland and Wales will continue to operate in accordance with the local regulations. In all cases it wll be at the discretion of the local groups and walk leaders to set a lower attendance limit if they feel the event or local circumstances do not safely allow for a maximum of 30 participants.
All of our events require advanced booking via the website for all participants. Please remember to re-check event details before travelling as events may need to be cancelled at short notice to comply with local restrictions.
Following the unopposed election of our trustees we have six spaces available on the board. Could you help with the running of our club?
The Gay Outdoor Club runs events for all ability levels. If you are new to the outdoors, or just want to enjoy the company of others, why not take a look at some of our easier walks coming up?
For the more adventurous we offer a number of Moutainous walks across the UK. Find some of the most stunning scenery and exhillerating walks that Britain has to offer!
Its not just about walking, we also regularly run swimming, cycling, caving, climbing and running events, to name just a few.
Take a look at our Events pages to see what is going on near you!
From hoodies and t-shirts to bags, bottles and bears - show your love for GOC with our gear from Spreadshirt.