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 26 Jan 2018

National Botanic Gardens of Wales

National Botanic Gardens of Wales

Social, West Wales, Women Groups   Full details...


Sun 04 Feb 2018   Sul 04 Chwefror 2018

Allt-y-Grug from Ystalyfera, north of Swansea 
Allt-y-Grug o Ystalyfera, i’r gogledd o Abertawe

Allt-y-Grug from Ystalyfera, north of Swansea 
   / Allt-y-Grug o Ystalyfera, i’r gogledd o Abertawe

Near Ystradgynlais, Powys, Wales
Ger Ystradgynlais, Powys, Cymru

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


Sat 03 Mar 2018   Sadwrn 03 Mawrth 2018

Pendine to Amroth--linear walk.
Pentywyn i Amroth –taith un ffordd

Pendine to Amroth--linear walk.
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  	Pentywyn i Amroth –taith un ffordd

Near Pendine, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Ger Pentywyn, Sir Gaerfyrddin, Cymru

Moderate Walk, West Wales Group   Full details... / Taith, Grŵp Gorllewin Cymru   Holl fanylion ...


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Ferryside in Carmarthenshire

15 Jan 2018 | West Wales, Women Groups

Our first adventure of 2018 turned into a sunny affair down at the seaside at Ferryside in Carmarthenshire.

15 people assembled ready to start the New Year off in style.

Part of this walk involved a stroll along the beach which could have been done at the beginning or the end....

Twixmas weekend away at Trefin Hostel, Pembrokeshire

5 Jan 2018 | West Wales, Women Groups

This was our second Twixmas event at this hostel in the lovely village of Trefin, Pembrokeshire.

A mixture of people attended, some who came last year and some new ones.

Overall the weather could have tried harder and been kinder to us but all the other arrangements went off well and everyone enjoyed the fantastic scenery not letting any wind or rain spoil our Twixmas break....

Christmas Lunch at Laugharne

16 Dec 2017 | West Wales, Women Groups

This was "(S) NO (W)" joke for our Christmas Lunch at Laugharne but we had the last laugh, with most, managing to brave the elements to join in, our Christmas celebrations.

The day started off very stressful with sleet and snow falling around and about, but the day ended with a big sigh from me that we had had another most enjoyable day in Dylan Thomas country....

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....

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