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 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".

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.

Sat 08 Apr 2017

Harrow Weald and Bushey

Harrow Weald and Bushey

Near Harrow LB, Greater London, England

Moderate Walk, Hertfordshire, London Groups   Full details...

Sat 13 May 2017

Highest point in Bucks

Highest point in Bucks

Near Tring, Hertfordshire, England

Moderate Walk, Hertfordshire, Milton Keynes & Buckinghamshire Groups   Full details...

Sat 10 Jun 2017

Ivinghoe Beacon


Near Tring, Hertfordshire, England

Moderate Walk, Hertfordshire Group   Full details...

Sat 08 Jul 2017

Ally Pally to Kinky Cross

Near Tottenham, Greater London, England

Moderate Walk, Hertfordshire, London Groups   Full details...

Fri 04 to Sun 06 Aug 2017

Annual Outdoor Gathering 2017 at Lancaster University

Annual Outdoor Gathering 2017 at Lancaster University

Near Lancaster, Lancashire, England

Some options need booking

Social, 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, Annual Outdoor Gathering, Caving, Climbing, Cycling, Women Groups   Full details...

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