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

West Wales

The West Wales group is a friendly group with a good balance of both women and men that regularly join us.

Walk in a relaxed atmosphere, meeting new friends whilst enjoying the natural beauty of our wonderful countryside and get healthy exercise – just a few of the benefits of walking with us. Have a look at the photos on the left to see what a happy bunch we are!

We have a full annual programme - generally walking on the first weekend of each month on a Sunday, though a few throughout the year will be on a Saturday, particularly suitable for people wishing to travel by public transport. Each walk is usually around 6-8 miles in length, with the level of difficultly for each one clearly described on our event page. We are fortunate to have some of the UK’s best scenery virtually on our doorstep and our walks cover a huge area including Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire, Brecon Beacons and The Gower. Coastal paths, hill walks, historic landmarks and strolls along verdant valleys and warm companionship are all features of our events.

As well as the monthly walks, we usually have two weekends away walking, socialising and exploring a new area.  In the summer there are also shorter evening walks and cycle rides plus other social events.

New people are always made welcome – no need to join until you have been on a few walks so you can decide if it is for you. We recognise it can be daunting to turn up on your fist walk without knowing anyone so if you would like to discuss ways we can make that easier for you, please get in touch.

The group's co-ordinator is Allyson Evans (known as Al). To contact this group email westwales@goc.org.uk

Our next events

Sun 10 Dec 2017   Sul 10 Rhagfyr 2017

Christmas Lunch in Laugharne
Cinio Nadolig Talacharn

Christmas Lunch in Laugharne
   / Cinio Nadolig Talacharn

Near Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Ger Laugharne, Sir Gaerfyrddin, Cymru

Social, West Wales, Women Groups   Full details... / Cymdeithasol, Grŵpiau Gorllewin Cymru, Women   Holl fanylion ...


Sun 24 to Wed 27 Dec 2017   Sul 24 i Mercher 27 Rhagfyr 2017

Twixmas weekend away--hostel based at Trefin, Pembrokeshire
Penwythnos Dolig bant- hostel Trefin, sir Benfro

Twixmas weekend away--hostel based at Trefin, Pembrokeshire
   / Penwythnos Dolig bant- hostel Trefin, sir Benfro

Booking required

Moderate Walk, West Wales, Women Groups   Full details... / Taith, Grŵpiau Gorllewin Cymru, Women   Holl fanylion ...


Sun 24 Dec 2017   Sul 24 Rhagfyr 2017

Treffgarne Gorge and Maiden Castle Rocks, Pembrokeshire
Ceunant Trefgarn

Treffgarne Gorge and Maiden Castle Rocks, Pembrokeshire
   / Ceunant Trefgarn

Near Letterston, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Ger Letterston, Sir Benfro, Cymru

Moderate Walk, West Wales, Women Groups   Full details... / Taith, Grŵpiau Gorllewin Cymru, Women   Holl fanylion ...


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Garnswllt near Pontardulais aka The Rainbow walk

14 Nov 2017 | West Wales, Women Groups

Russ and the month of November seem to have some sort of affinity.He has led a walk at this time of year for quite a few years now and we have been blessed with very decent weather given what could be thrown at us at this time of year.Apart from two quite ...

Knighton on the Heart of Wales train with a 2 night stay.

27 Oct 2017 | West Wales, Women Groups

This (yearly) event was started a few years ago to take advantage of free train travel for those who have a Wales concessionary bus pass. We have been running this event in March each year but as the train seems to be rather full then, with people trying to cram in free rides before the concession ends at the end of March, we decided to try October this time....

TITHE Isn't Everything - Nr Gloucester - 1st Oct 2017

9 Oct 2017 | South Midlands, South Wales, West Wales, Western Midlands, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire & North Somerset Groups

ASHLEWORTH - Near Gloucester 1st October 2017 ........what a pleasure it was to see walkers from Wales, S.Mids, W.Mids and Oxford groups as well as the local Glos / Bristol group.....accompanied by some four legged friends. Our moderate 7 mile circular riverside ...

The Usk reservoir

8 Oct 2017 | West Wales, Women Groups

iThe weather forecasters employed their scaremongering tactics yet again in the week leading up to this event, predicting high winds and heavy rain all day long.A few people who took this dire information on board, were put off coming to join us.

As happens so often, on the day, the weather was much kinder to us....

All Wales Weekend, 16/17th September 2017

20 Sep 2017 | North Wales, South Wales, West Wales, Women Groups

The All Wales Weekend was held in Bethesda at the north-western end of Snowdonia’s Carneddau range of mountains.

The weather in the days before the weekend had seen lots of heavy rain and a recce the night before of the start of the planned route had to end rather sharply....

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