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 03 to Sun 05 Nov 2017

Autumn Gathering near Hebden Bridge

Autumn Gathering near Hebden Bridge

Near Todmorden, West Yorkshire, England

Some options need booking

Moderate Walk, Berkshire & Mid Thames, Cambridgeshire, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, East Kent, East Midlands, Essex, Hertfordshire, Home Counties Midweek, Lincolnshire, London, Milton Keynes & Buckinghamshire, Norfolk, North East, North Wales, Oxford, Scotland, Solent, Somerset, South Midlands, South Wales, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex, Transpennine, West Kent, West Wales, Western Midlands, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire & North Somerset, Adventure Out, Women Groups   Full details...


Sun 05 Nov 2017   Sul 05 Tachwedd 2017

Penlle'r Castell Walk - The Real Game of Thrones
Taith Gerdded Penlle’r Castell, y Game of Thrones go iawn

Penlle'r Castell Walk - The Real Game of Thrones
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  Taith Gerdded Penlle’r Castell, y Game of Thrones go iawn

Near Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Ger Rhydaman, Sir Gaerfyrddin, Cymru

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


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 ...


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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....

Carreg Cennen Castle short summer walk plus meal

22 Aug 2017 | West Wales, Women Groups

We thought we would try something different, something, in-between the summer evening walks we put on the calendar and our normal monthly walk and it turned into a great success.

Colin and John came up with the perfect venue for the walk and kindly agreed ...

Melincourt Waterfall near Resolven--summer evening walk

22 Jul 2017 | West Wales, Women Groups

The weather really perked up during the day and the evening turned into a beautifully sunny and warm one, ideal conditions for a lovely walk.

It was a shame that more people didn't take advantage of the beautiful evening and escape to join us in the Great Outdoors at Melincourt near Resolven....

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