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Solent Group organises walks in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Walks are generally on the 3rd weekend of each month, with some midweek walks. We are a friendly group and extend a warm welcome to newcomers on all our walks.

Mark McNally is the Solent Group coordinator.  To get in touch with Mark, please use the contact facility at the bottom of this page.

Future events

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 Mark 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.

News items

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 Mark 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.

Future Events

Spring Cycling and Walking Week, Mallorca April 2021

Cerne Abbas and Minterne Magna Gardens

Jurassic Coast : Osmington Mills and Ringstead

Frome Watermeadows and Winfrith Heath

Salisbury and Old Sarum

Wimborne Watermeadows

Recent News

AOG in Stirling 24th-27th July 2020


Come Out For Cornwall Pride


Recent event reports

Dorset Group 15 Apr 21: Wareham Forest: Lawson Clump & Morden Bog


Dorset Group 11 Apr 21: Blandford Forest & Ancient Ringmoor


Dorset Group 1 April 2021: Hethfelton Woods and Hyde Heath


Dorset Group 28 Dec 20: Coastal Circuit from Kimmeridge to Tyneham


Dorset Group 22 Oct 20: Abbotsbury and Chesil Beach


Selbourne and Noar Hill


Contact the Solent group co-ordinator

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