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 09 Sep 2017

Buntingford to Cottered via Aspenden

Near Buntingford, Hertfordshire, England

Moderate Walk, Hertfordshire Group   Full details...

Sat 14 Oct 2017


Near Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, England

Moderate Walk, Hertfordshire Group   Full details...

Fri 03 to Sun 05 Nov 2017

Autumn Gathering near Hebden Bridge

Autumn Gathering near Hebden Bridge

Near Todmorden, West Yorkshire, England

Some options need booking

Moderate Walk, 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, Women Groups   Full details...

Sat 11 Nov 2017

Public art: Pimlico and beyond

Near Westminster, Greater London, England

Easy Walk, Hertfordshire Group   Full details...

Sat 09 Dec 2017

Hemel Hempstead 

Near Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England

Moderate Walk, Hertfordshire Group   Full details...

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