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

Fri 31 Mar to Sun 02 Apr 2017   Gwener 31 Mawrth i Sul 02 Ebrill 2017

Newport Pembrokeshire weekend away
Trefdraeth, sir Benfro Penwythnos bant mis Ebrill

Newport Pembrokeshire weekend away
   / Trefdraeth, sir Benfro Penwythnos bant mis Ebrill

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


Fri 31 Mar 2017   Gwener 31 Mawrth 2017

A short afternoon walk at Pentre Ifan burial chamber, Nevern
Pentre Ifan--Taith prynhawn fer at siambr gladdu Pentre Ifan, Nyfer

A short afternoon walk at Pentre Ifan burial chamber, Nevern
   / Pentre Ifan--Taith prynhawn fer at siambr gladdu Pentre Ifan, Nyfer

Near Newport, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Ger Trefdraeth, Sir Benfro, Cymru

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


Sat 01 Apr 2017   Sadwrn 01 Ebrill 2017

Carn Ingli nr Newport North Pembs
Carn Ingli ger Trefdraeth gogledd sir Benfro

Carn Ingli nr Newport North Pembs
   / Carn Ingli ger Trefdraeth gogledd sir Benfro

Near Newport, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Ger Trefdraeth, Sir Benfro, Cymru

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


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Heart of Wales train to Llanwrtyd Wells and lunch at The Drovers Rest

19 Mar 2017 | West Wales Group

Having postponed this event 3 weeks before due to the destruction of storm Doris, we were not to be put off and arranged a new date.

With a last minute check the night before to ensure the Heart of Wales train was running, we were also up and running, or ...

Betws mountain near Ammanford

8 Mar 2017 | West Wales Group

The wet weather, forecast for the day of this walk seemed to put people off coming.

This is aways disappointing given the amount of hard work put in by the walk

leader.

In my experience the weather rarely turns out as bad as predicted, and that was the

case on this occasion, with just 2 or 3 short sharp showers and lots of dry weather....

Soggy, Soggy, Soggy ..... Head of the Rhondda Fawr

26 Feb 2017 | South Wales, West Wales, Women Groups

Soggy and boggy ...... but a stack of fun, with GOCers from West Wales and Glos joining Peters walk at Treherbert for a walk to the head of the Rhondda Fawr. We didn't hang around too long in any one spot, but some of the views were really good, and as ever the company excellent, with friends from Meet Up coming along to sample the pleasures of the GOC too ....

Ogmore by Sea

9 Feb 2017 | West Wales Group

When Mark invited us to a day at the seaside how could we refuse??!!

21 of us assembled at Portobello House on a dry and bright day.

It was really nice to see Garry and Tilly come to say hello.As Garry is struggling with an injury at the moment, he walked just a little way with us before they had to turn back....

Drumau Mountain and Carreg Bica

14 Jan 2017 | West Wales Group

What a great way to start 2017.Whatever the reason, New Year and/or Resolutions, the mild weather or the fact that we hadn't had a full walk for 2 months, it didn't matter, it was just great to see so many people sign up for this walk in advance, and most of those turning up on the day, with some members appearing, that we hadn't seen for a while....

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