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East Midlands

A warm welcome to the GOC East Midlands page.

East Midlands organises a wide range of outdoor activities especially walks of about five to ten miles usually held on the third weekend of the month. Activities take place in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire, and sometimes beyond.

East Midlands also offers camping weekends, and hostelling weekends including one at Christmas: all with walks which are publicised separately. Any GOC member is very welcome to join in these events, or just come on the walks if you don’t want to stay for a whole weekend away. For example, this year we have camping and hostelling weekends organised in Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, and the Peak District, all with walks attached.

We are well known for our annual open-air theatre visit to Tolethorpe Theatre near Stamford, which includes a ‘Bring Your Own’ picnic. If you like the idea of a trip on a Narrow Boat, we also set sail on a Springtime voyage every year on the Ashby Canal near Hinckley. This is famous for the quality of navigation and the shared refreshments on board!

Often, events like this can be popular with members and may need to be booked in advance. Information on reserving places is always shown on the website or in the magazine.

East Midlands has two group coordinators, Sue and Paul, who are really happy to answer any questions you may have about walking or coming to other events. If you are thinking about joining GOC then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of us.

East Midlands is a very sociable and friendly group and makes everyone welcome, even if they are not actually living in the East Midlands. We often get GOC members coming from other parts of the country to share in our activities. Please do have a look at our programme and give us a try out!


Future Events

Wednesday Wander: Carlton – Shackerstone – Barton-in-the-Beans

The Two Canal Walks

Christmas YHA Booking is essential

Mallorca Spring 2022 – live

East Midlands Spring Camping weekend

AOG 2022 at the University of Stirling

Recent News

AOG in Stirling 24th-27th July 2020


A day of Wonderful Wolds Walking……and more


Come Out For Cornwall Pride


10 March Lincolnshire group walk


Recent event reports



A very wonderful wonder in Leamington


Ashford in the Water August 2019


Sausages and Burgers – GOC Summer Camp


Derbyshire walk


October Walk


Contact the East Midlands group co-ordinators

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