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

Sat 05 Jan 2019

Ups & Downs on the South Gower coast

Ups & Downs on the South Gower coast

Near Mumbles, Swansea, Wales

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


Thu 17 Jan 2019

Birds & Bees, Butterflies & Botanics

Birds & Bees, Butterflies & Botanics

Near

Easy Walk, West Wales, Women Groups   Full details...


Sun 03 Feb 2019

Baglan/Port Talbot/Aberavon

Baglan/Port Talbot/Aberavon

Near Briton Ferry, Neath Port Talbot, Wales

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


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North Eastern Gower's Hidden Valley

11 Nov 2018 | West Wales, Women Groups

Russ has led our November walk for some years now and he always manages to summon up dry weather.The forecast earlier in the week had been for showers all day but a little hocus pocus from Russ, plus a sprinkling of fairy dust and a (no ) rain dance/Strictly strut around his lounge brought the desired effect, a lovely dry autumn day....

Llansteffan

15 Aug 2018 | West Wales, Women Groups

The weather forecast for the day of this walk showed rain passing over and then a dry but cloudy day. We had some rain travelling to the start of the walk and also dry bits too but when we got to the car park for the meeting place, the rain hammered down....

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....

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