Gay Outdoor Club
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Event Reports


Esh Winning: a walk in the west Durham hills – 18th June 2017

27 Jun 2017 | North East Group

On planning our walks we usually plan to meet somewhere accessible to all, including those without their own transport - as well as offering to share transport for the more remote meeting places – and on this occasion we gathered at the bus station in Durham for a morning journey west into the nearby countryside. Our itinerary today promised an undulating but not too steep a route back to Durham, with extensive views and a “truly scrumptious” café, and with promising weather we were all set for a grand day....
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Dorset Group: Portland 25/06/2017

26 Jun 2017 | Dorset Group

We were a group of 13 for our circular walk round the island of Portland including visitors from Surrey GOC. Ably guided by Stuart who has made Portland his home, we discovered a wealth of sights and information concerning aspects of island life, history and wildlife previously unknown to us.

The weather was bright but breezy as is the Portland way! Besides stunning views over to the mainland we were surprised by goats and wallabies grazing on the cliffs and young offenders working in the governor's garden of the young offenders centre as we passed through....
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West Somerset Railway & Minehead Trip

26 Jun 2017 | Somerset Group

A few of us assembled at Bishops Lydeard Station to take the train to Minehead on what looked to possibly be a rather wet day. However, apart from short periods of some misty rain we had dry weather for a walk around Minehead taking in the Higher Town and Middle Town areas. After a leisurely lunch together we resumed the walk taking in the birthplace of the scientist and writer Arthur C Clarke before it was soon time to head back on the last train.

Thanks to those who attended and particular thanks to Michael ...
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An evening adventure out

26 Jun 2017 | Wiltshire, Gloucestershire & North Somerset Group

This event caught my eye on Saturday, a gathering to watch the Severn bore, something I'd seen before though not for several years, and something rather different and interesting to occupy my Sunday evening.

Kenny had asked people to congregate by the church at Minsterworth, and after a needless worry about perhaps not being able to park – after all Kenny had planned a sensible early rendezvous – Poppy and I managed to park in a layby all to ourselves (recced via streetview earlier in the day) and found our way to the meeting point....
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