Solent Group organises walks in south Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. We usually walk on the 3rd Sunday of each month and sometimes include a pub lunch. We are a friendly group and extend a warm welcome to newcomers on all our walks.
The current group's coordinators are Stephen Leggett and David Bourner. Mark McNally will be taking over from Stephen and David at the end of July 2019. To get in touch with a group coordinator, please use the contact facility at the bottom of this page. We 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 future walks, have a look at our Events page.
Past events reports
You can see details of the group's past activities by viewing our Event Reports
Attending a walk
While there is no need to advise us if you are planning to attend a walk, 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.
Sign up for our monthly email updates
If you would like to receive a monthly email about the activities of our group, then please subscribe to Solent Group on your "My GOC" page. Your bi-monthly GOC Digest mailing will also highlight Solent events, news and forum postings.
Lead a walk for us
If you fancy having a go at leading a walk please speak to Stephen or David at one of our events or send a message via the contact links 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!
Sign up to GOC
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.