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 15 to Sun 17 Sep 2017   Gwener 15 i Sul 17 Medi 2017

All Wales Weekend, Carneddau Mountains, Snowdonia
Wythnos Cymru Gyfan, mynyddoedd y Carneddi, Eryri

All Wales Weekend, Carneddau Mountains, Snowdonia
   / Wythnos Cymru Gyfan, mynyddoedd y Carneddi, Eryri

Near Bethesda, Gwynedd, Wales
Ger Bethesda, Gwynedd, Cymru

Booking required

Mountain Walking, Norfolk, North Wales, South Wales, Transpennine, West Wales, Adventure Out Groups   Full details... / Mynydda, Grŵpiau Norfolk, Gogledd Cymru, De Cymru, Transpennine, Gorllewin Cymru, Adventure Out   Holl fanylion ...


Sun 24 Sep 2017

Three Castles Walk, Part 2 - WHITE CASTLE, near Abergavenny

Three Castles Walk, Part 2 - WHITE CASTLE, near Abergavenny

Near Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales

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


Sun 01 Oct 2017   Sul 01 Hydref 2017

Usk reservoir, Carmarthenshire.
Cronfa Afon Wysg, Sir Gaerfyrddin

Usk reservoir, Carmarthenshire.
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  Cronfa Afon Wysg, Sir Gaerfyrddin

Near Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Ger Llanymddyfri, Sir Gaerfyrddin, Cymru

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


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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....

The Henry Lewis Memorial walk at Llanarthne

21 Jul 2017 | West Wales, Women Groups

This was billed beforehand as a Special Day to remember Our Dear Friend Henry who had recently sadly died and that's exactly how this day turned out, a Very Special Day indeed.

A very large group of Henrys friends from GOC , plus a few of Henrys friends from the local area who joined us, gathered in Llanarthne village....

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....

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