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Event Reports from Western Midlands Group


GOC went Wild in Birmingham

1 May 2018 | Western Midlands Group

The Western Midlands held their second social event of the year on the 27th May 2018, this time we went to the Wildwood Kitchen in New Street, Birmingham. There was a turnout of 15 members, including one newcomer (welcome to GOC and we hope to see you on another event soon!) which was an increase of over 100% compared to February’s social. GOCers from the Western Midlands and South Midlands Groups enjoyed Italian specialities such as pizza, lasagne and seafood linguine as well as more home-grown dishes like Eton Mess; they probably undid the effect of a whole year’s healthy walking in one evening....
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Taking Liberties on Brown Clee

2 Apr 2018 | Western Midlands Group

The Western Midlands getting wet feet on Brown CleeOn Easter Sunday, 17 Gay Outdoor Club walkers from as far afield as Birmingham, Bromsgrove and Chester (and one extremely fluffy dog) set off up Brown Clee Hill to practice a walk for the national GOC AOG in Telford in July this year.

They walked through The Plantation, past Ditton Enclosure and some disused lead workings and up to the wireless station on the top of Abdon Burf where they had their coffee stop. They then took a short stretch of the Shropshire ...
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TITHE Isn't Everything - Nr Gloucester - 1st Oct 2017

9 Oct 2017 | South Midlands, South Wales, West Wales, Western Midlands, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire & North Somerset Groups

ASHLEWORTH - Near Gloucester 1st October 2017 ........what a pleasure it was to see walkers from Wales, S.Mids, W.Mids and Oxford groups as well as the local Glos / Bristol group.....accompanied by some four legged friends. Our moderate 7 mile circular riverside walk, led by Jon and Max, was free of rain and took in some local churches, the impressive tithe barn at Ashleworth and ended up in the very quirky and snug Boat Inn .....think some of em are still there !!! ........ a very nice Autumn stroll out
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Wild Camping on Dartmoor 30th June – 2nd July 2017

8 Jul 2017 | Devon, London, Western Midlands, Adventure Out Groups

The wooden footbridge over the East Okement River was the only man-made object visible from our Friday night camping spot. Although we were only an hour’s walk from the centre of Okehampton, the steep-sided valley gave a feeling of remoteness and seclusion from the outside world. As darkness settled over the moors and pastures, the sheep fell silent and the only sound was water.

This trip, which had been long in the planning, brought together GOC members from London, the West Midlands and Devon. We were a small but select group – just four people in fact – but it was definitely a case of less being more....
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