Gay Outdoor Club
The activity club for gay men and women and their friends



The Hertfordshire group walks on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

The group covers all of Hertfordshire and sometimes organises invasion parties into neighbouring counties.

To contact this group by e-mail, phone or letter please use our contact page.

Forthcoming events, prior event reports, about Herts and the FAQs appear from links to the left.  Forthcoming events also appear below.

A vast compendium of photographs from the group's events - beyond pics in event reports - are available from Flickr.

Between October and December of each year, the group plans its walk routes for the following calendar year.

The Group

The bulk of the Herts Group's events originate from seven regular members.  It is their enthusiasm for the great outdoors, and an easy way to enjoy the countryside, that makes the Herts GOC viable.

Most of them contribute to neighbouring groups Cambs, Essex, London and MK&Bucks.

Herts GOC's first ever walk was in January 2005.  The walk was a pilot for a new GOC group.  Herts GOC then starting walking regularly from May 2005.  The group's initial co-ordinator was Richard Mather.



The co-ordinator for Hertfordshire GOC is Martin Thornhill.

Martin joined GOC in February 2007, after discovering that Herts GOC had organised a walk starting from his back garden.  Well, nearly: it was actually three minutes drive away.  After becoming Caretaker Co-Ordinator in 2009, a re-branding of GOC in 2016 triggered the dropping of the by-now farcical title of "Caretaker".

Sat 14 Apr 2018

Breachwood Green, the reprise

Breachwood Green, the reprise

Near Luton, Bedfordshire, England

Moderate Walk, Hertfordshire Group   Full details...

Sat 05 to Sat 12 May 2018

Spring Cycling and Walking Week, Italy May 2018

Spring Cycling and Walking Week, Italy May 2018

Cycling, Berkshire & Mid Thames, Cambridgeshire, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, East Kent, East Midlands, Essex, Hertfordshire, Home Counties Midweek, Lincolnshire, London, Milton Keynes & Buckinghamshire, Norfolk, North East, North Wales, Oxford, Scotland, Solent, Somerset, South Midlands, South Wales, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex, Transpennine, West Kent, West Wales, Western Midlands, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire & North Somerset, Adventure Out, Cycling, Events Abroad Groups   Full details...

Sat 12 May 2018

Gt Missenden


Moderate Walk, Hertfordshire Group   Full details...

Sat 09 Jun 2018

Letchworth to Arlesey & Ickleford


Moderate Walk, Hertfordshire Group   Full details...

Sat 14 Jul 2018

Walkern and Great Ashby

Walkern and Great Ashby

Near Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England

Moderate Walk, Hertfordshire Group   Full details...

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