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 07 to Sun 09 Sep 2018

All Wales Weekend, Bwlch, Powys

Near Crickhowell, Powys, Wales

Members only, booking required

Moderate Walk, North Wales, South Wales, West Wales, Women Groups   Full details...


Sat 08 Sep 2018

Tor y Foel, part of the All Wales Weekend

Tor y Foel, part of the All Wales Weekend

Near Crickhowell, Powys, Wales

Moderate Walk, North Wales, South Wales, West Wales, Women Groups   Full details...


Sun 09 Sep 2018

Bwlch, part of the All Wales Weekend

Bwlch, part of the All Wales Weekend

Near Crickhowell, Powys, Wales

Moderate Walk, North Wales, South Wales, West Wales, Women Groups   Full details...


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Llyn Llech Owain near Cross Hands

6 Aug 2018 | West Wales, Women Groups

This was classed as an easy walk or stroll, and added as an extra event to our West Wales programme, so that as well as our usual group members we were hoping to get some new members to join us too.

As it happened, included in the 11 people who came, we had 3 people join us who were new to this group....

Saturday afternoon walk at Gwynfe followed by evening social and Sunday walk at Gwaun Cae Gurwen

16 Jul 2018 | West Wales, Women Groups

Two years ago Colin and John arranged a short walk in their village followed by a social in their village hall which was a huge success.

They promised a repeat 2 years later and true to their word put in a lot of hard work again to ensure a repeat performance....

Llanerchaeron near Aberaeron

6 Jun 2018 | West Wales, Women Groups

It was very pleasing to see 11 people turn up at Llanerchaeron for the start of this walk given this was further west than we have walked for some time.

So, many thanks to everyone who came, rewarded for driving that extra mile or so, with a fabulous walk on a quite magnificent bright and sunny, blue skied summer day....

Spring weekend away based at Lledrod (near Aberystwyth)

2 Apr 2018 | West Wales, Women Groups

Our group always has a weekend away at this time of year--March--and it is usually very well supported and this was the case again here.People are usually desperate to get away after a long winter.We always get people join us from other groups too which I really appreciate....

Allt y grug, Ystalyfera north of Swansea

10 Feb 2018 | West Wales, Women Groups

This was a case of lights, camera, and action when a filming crew, well two people actually, Ioan the producer/director and Aled the cameraman, joined us from local tv station S4C.They had interviewed one of our members (amongst others) for a programme they were doing about gay men and how their lives have been impacted since the 1967 legislation....

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