Gay Outdoor Club
The activity club for gay men and women and their friends

Event Reports


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 to lead it, and recommended a local pub close by, where I stepped in, making the arrangements for that--good teamwork!!

This proved popular and we were well into double figures with some of the South Wales group joining us and Di, a new woman member, joined us for the first time and was given a good welcome....
See the full article

Dorset Group: Sherborne/Lillington 13/08/2017

16 Aug 2017 | Dorset Group

The walk began with the sun shining, and we set off at a gentle pace for a stroll through the Dorset countryside. Our first stop was the little village of Lillington, which has an impressive (now converted) barn adjoining the church. Inside the church we noted several memorials of men lost in 1st World War, and there were extensive repairs under way to the windows. We continued to Longburton passing through the middle of a field of sweetcorn, and then an orchard to arrive for our lunch stop, when we all enjoyed our picnic on the perimeter of the church yard in warm summer sun....
See the full article

Edgehill escarpment, 13th Aug 17.

13 Aug 2017 | South Midlands Group

After an unsettled week weatherwise, today's walk started with beautiful blue skies and continued warm and sunny throughout the day.

22 walkers set off through the woods along the top of the Edgehill escarpment enjoying the late summer sunshine. After an hour or so walking below the trees we emerged into open fields for our morning coffee break, with breathtaking views accross the Vale of the Red Horse, where we could see Ilmington Hill in the foreground and the Malvern Hills in the distance.

During our break, Brian gave us an interesting talk about the part played by the Battle of Edgehill in the English Civil War, in 1642....
See the full article

12 August 2017: Letchworth: farms & parks

13 Aug 2017 | Hertfordshire Group

Event led by Jez C Attendance: 17 men Distance: 9.6 miles Time: start 11:08, end 15:33, lunch 30 minutes Terrain: mainly on hardstanding, some grassland and woodland track Elevation: start 61m, high 101m, low 59m Weather: dry, mainly overcast with some hot sunny spells, slight wind, 18°C (with wind 15°C)

This was a 9.6 mile circular walk from Standalone Farm, Letchworth Garden City, SE into Letchworth town then onto the Letchworth Greenway, then clockwise on the Greenway to the start point.

This was our first visit to Letchworth since our guided tour walk of 10 January 2010 (repeated on 31 October 2010)....
See the full article

Show more articles
The GOC website uses cookies. For more information see our privacy policy.