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


GOC Solent is your local group if you live in Hampshire or the Isle of Wight and usually organises a group walk on the 3rd Sunday of each month sometimes including a pub lunch. GOC Solent is a friendly group and we extend a warm welcome to gay men and women who have walked with us before and also welcome newcomers on all our walks. If you live in or near our area, do subscribe to Solent Group on your "My GOC" page and you will get our mailings to keep you informed on what the group is doing and also your Bi-monthly GOC Digest mailing will highlight Solent Events, News and Forum postings.

The group's coordinator is Stephen. To get in touch please use our Contact  page. Stephen will also notice public messages you post on any of our event pages, for example if you want help getting to a walk or want to highlight to us that you will be attending a GOC event for the first time and want us to look out for you.

To see upcoming walks, have a look at our Events Page. You can see details of the group's recent activities by viewing our Event Reports. If you are new to GOC, do make full use of your free Trial Membership to walk with us for free and "try us out" before taking out full membership, which gives access to all walk details and many other features of our web site and the option to have GOC's magazine "Outdoors" posted to you most months. There is no need to advise us if you are planning to attend a walk, there is no booking list with limited numbers, you can just turn up and walk with GOC! It is helpful to the walk leader if you could add your name to the attendee list on the event page as we do look at this before we set out on the walks and it is especially useful if a pub lunch is being planned. It is encouraging to our volunteer event leaders to see a good list of members planning to attend their event so it is good to add your name to events you are planning to attend well ahead of the date and it's no problem if you remove it later if you have to change your plans.

GOC is a not for profit organisation run by volunters and GOC makes no charge to members to attend events including our walks, which are always led by members on a voluntary basis. If you fancy having a go at leading a walk please speak to our coordinator, Stephen at one of our events or message him via the contact link above. We always need new walk leaders to keep the group thriving, make the walks as varied as possible and to make sure the walks reflect the kind of event members enjoy the most.

From time to time we use our News pages to highlight other organisations LGBT themed events in our area, which we think may be of interest to members.  Please contact Stephen well in advance of the event if you would like something posted. There is also the Solent Forum where you can make your own postings on topics of interest to you and other GOC members, even small ads!

As far as I know we are the only low cost, turn up and walk gay walking club in Hampshire so please support us!

The Needles, Isle of Wight


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