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Welcome to GOC Transpennine.

We are a large and highly active group based in the North of England. Our region covers a vast swathe of interesting and diverse landscape stretching coast to coast. We include Lancashire and Cheshire in the west and Yorkshire in the east. This gives us access to a fantastic playground covering the Pennines, Peak District, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors. We also include Greater Manchester and Merseyside.

We organise a large selection of interesting walks and cycle rides of varied length and difficulty throughout the year. Our weekend walks take place on either Saturday or Sunday. We also run our mid-week Tuesday Trekking northern programme on the second Tuesday of each month for those who have time in the week. For the more adventurous there are monthly hostel or camping weekends where members can socialise and enjoy visiting areas further afield such as the Lake District and North Wales. As a result our 2019 programme includes nearly 60 events.

Our friends at Northern Wave Swimming Club run swimming evenings on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays in Manchester.

Above all our Guests can expect a warm welcome at our Events. Those wishing to join us can obtain full details by clicking the Join Now button at the bottom of this page.

Finally, come and join us, we'd love to meet you.


Future Events

Sankey Valley and Billinge Hill (CANCELLED)

Cycling from Meadowhall

Thorpe and Grassington, North Yorkshire

Manchester Ship Canal and Bridgewater Canal near Grappenhall

Tuesday Trekking – Holmfirth

Hollingworth circular – near Glossop

Recent News

GOC online networking in Zoom

Online Social in Zoom – now available to book, every other Thursday from 7-8pm

GOC online networking in Zoom

New and different online events with the GOC Online group

GOC online networking

Join our new Online group, Weekly Online Social and other scheduled online events!


Munich GOC Comes of Age


Corona virus update


AOG in Stirling 24th-27th July 2020


Recent event reports

Richmond racecourse and Willance’s Leap


Greta Gorge: a springtime riverside ramble

GOC Online Zoom Social 14 Mar 2022

Five of us gathered for the second of our occasional online GOC socials in Zoom


Hurworth: A short winter walk along the river Tees

GOC Online Zoom Social 17 Feb 2022

A dozen members from far and wide gathered for our first Online group Zoom social


Heighington: pastoral paths and quiet country lanes


Contact the Transpennine group co-ordinators

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