We are delighted to announce that AOG 2021 will take place from Friday 30th July to Monday 2nd August. It will be located in the North Cotswolds, and will be hosted and organised by our South Midlands group, who are promising us a weekend of walking, cycling and socialising in this area of outstanding natural beauty, ‘bigger and more fun than ever before’.
We will be based at the National Fire Service College at Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire. (Who even knew that the place existed?) They will provide us with an excellent standard of accommodation, as well as hearty breakfasts and dinners, and full bar facilities. Details of prices will be published later, but will be comparable with those that we have been paying in recent years. We are very grateful to Mark, Ian and their colleagues from the South Midlands group for coming forward with this exciting proposal.
The group has been busy planning a weekend of fun that will not only be a festival of walking and cycling, but will also be a chance for members to meet with friends, old and new. Once more, we celebrate all that brings GOC members together, to enjoy the outdoor activities and camaraderie that makes GOC the friendly and welcoming outdoor club that we all know and love, but have missed in recent times. For those of you who have not been to an AOG before, this is the perfect opportunity to come along and see what you have been missing. South Midlands group guarantees a warm welcome to all attendees, whether old friends or new faces.
Moreton-in-Marsh is easily accessible by road from all parts of the country, being around a 40-minute drive from either the M5 or the M40. It is also well served by trains from London, the Midlands and south west England. The Fire Service College is a 10-minute walk from Moreton station.
Full details of accommodation and all the planned events will be published in due course. In line with our usual practice, bookings for the AOG will open on 1st February 2021, but please put the dates in your diary now. We look forward to seeing you there!