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 01 Jul 2017   Sadwrn 01 Gorffennaf 2017

The Henry Lewis Memorial walk at Llanarthne.
Taith Gerdded yn Llanarthne i gofio Henry Lewis

The Henry Lewis Memorial walk at Llanarthne.
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  Taith Gerdded yn Llanarthne i gofio Henry Lewis

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


Sun 02 Jul 2017

Hay Bluff and Lord Hereford's Knob

Hay Bluff and Lord Hereford's Knob

Moderate Walk, South Wales, Transpennine, West Wales, Western Midlands, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire & North Somerset Groups   Full details...


Tue 04 Jul 2017   Mawrth 04 Gorffennaf 2017

Melincourt Waterfall near Resolven--summer evening walk
Rhaeadr Melin-cwrt ger Resolfen- taith gerdded noswyl haf

Melincourt Waterfall near Resolven--summer evening walk
   / Rhaeadr Melin-cwrt ger Resolfen- taith gerdded noswyl haf

Near Resolven, Neath Port Talbot, Wales
Ger Resolfen, Castell-nedd Port Talbot, Cymru

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


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Cwmavon, near Port Talbot--summer evening walk

9 Jun 2017 | West Wales, Women Groups

A smaller group of attendees is to be expected on these summer evening walks, but people who come, really enjoy a little 2 hour or so amble, at a slower pace than a weekend walk, with lots of time to chat along the way.

After 36 hours or so of lashing rain ...

Llandysul

6 Jun 2017 | West Wales, Women Groups

Liz had made an excellent choice in Llandysul for this walk.

It was just a stone throw away from our last walk at Cwmpengraig and yet another new area for us to explore as hardly anyone knew this place at all.In fact at one stage from high up, Neil H, pointed out where we had been on the last walk....

Cwmpengraig near Drefch Felindre

23 May 2017 | West Wales, Women Groups

I have never known so many people assemble for a walk so early!!ICould it have been the coffee and biccies available at Neil H's from 1 hour before the start of the walk???!!Some of us turned up at Neil's about 30 minutes before the start, thinking we were ...

Newport Pembrokeshire--weekend away

17 Apr 2017 | West Wales, Women Groups

This weekend fell partly still in March, so, so early in the season, a trade off, of one hours rain on Friday afternoon for two days of full sunshine on Saturday and Sunday seemed good bartering on my part!!

Our April weekend away each year, usually after a seemingly very long winter, is always eagerly anticipated and well supported....

Heart of Wales train to Church Stretton with two nights stay

12 Apr 2017 | West Wales, Women Groups

This event was arranged mainly to take advantage of free travel on the train for people with concessionary bus passes.

In the event, lots of people joined in travelling by many other means and in fact the three of us who were on the train had to finish our ...

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