Annual Outdoor Gathering 2024 – Northampton

Welcome to the Annual Outdoor Gathering 2024, being held this year in Northampton.

The AOG will be held from Friday 26th to Monday 29th July at the state of the art university Waterside Campus, a 20-minute stroll into the town centre of Northampton. In celebration of our 50th anniversary, we will have special moments throughout the weekend, including an exhibition of Club archive materials.

Outdoor activities

Your local group is busy organising the activities for 2024, stand by for this exciting list.


Single rooms at Northampton have been recently completed to a high standard. Double rooms will be in the on site Sunley Hotel, which has been recently built to an excellent standard. Availability of double rooms will be limited in comparison to previous years, so book early to avoid disappointment.

  • wi-fi throughout all accommodation areas
  • en-suite as standard for all rooms
  • tea and coffee making facilities
  • pre booked parking
  • bike storage facilities.

There will be self-catering kitchens available for single rooms.

The recommended campsite is Whitehills Marina, 344 Grendon Rd, Northampton NN6 0RB

Other campsites are available.

Bookings for accommodation, meals, and disco

Please do not make commitments for travel and other expenses until your booking is confirmed. Accommodation will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. We therefore urge you to book early to avoid disappointment. Bookings will be online via the website. If you are unable to book online, please ask a friend or other GOC member to do so on your behalf.

When making your booking please:

  • remember to give the names of all the people for whom you are booking
  • specify any special dietary requirements you may have.

Car registrations will be collected in advance of the event.

Policy on cancellations

Accommodation and breakfast:

  • by 7th June – full refund minus charge of £5 per person per night
  • after 7th June – no refund unless we can resell your place.

Evening meals and packed lunches:

  • by 7th June – full refund minus charge of £2 per meal
  • after 7th June – no refund.

Please note that attendees who do not return their room keys when checking out will be charged £30 plus VAT. GOC will also charge attendees for any damage or unusual cleaning resulting from the actions of those attendees, where the university has charged GOC for this.

Extending your stay

With a packed programme for the AOG weekend, you may wish to extend your stay.  Subject to availability you will be able to book additional nights on campus directly with the university hotel, Sunley. We recommend booking via to secure this. GOC are not involved in this booking process and accept no liability.

Supported Funding

As part of our 50th anniversary, we will be providing different payment options to remove cost as a barrier to attending this years AOG. Anyone who feels the cost may be too high for their circumstances, please contact the event organiser Ari Speed through the website, to discuss options in strict confidence.

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