Gloucestershire Outdoor Group is a social walking group which offers walks, weekends away, and a wide range of other outdoor activities. Our members are singles and couples and people who like to be part of and contribute to a social group. Regular members are expected to offer events on the programme for all to enjoy and we have a planning evening once every three months.
Our programme of events are organised to fit around working commitments. Events include Thursday walks, Sunday walks and weekends to Youth Hostels, cottages, bunkhouses and camping in the Summer months. We have also been known to venture off on walking trips to Europe, organised by group members.
We do not usually organise events within work hours from Monday to Friday but sometime walk on Saturdays to help those who cannot do Sundays.
If there is a weekend trip away, we try to organise an alternative walk for those who can’tmake it.
The group was started in 1952 and currently has over 100 members.
When walking with the group you will need suitable kit and sufficient food and drink for the type of walk and weather conditions. If in doubt the walk organiser will be able to advise.
Please note that members cannot log in to the website via the login box. This is just for website administration.
Programme highlights for 2021
- Long distance paths -
As a group, we have completed a number of long distance paths and are about to get back to completing the Gloucestershire Way.
- Sunday Walks
There is a full programme of Sunday walks which are generally 8 to 12 miles. The walk leaders have chosen a wide variety of routes around Gloucestershire and further afield.
- Weekends away
These are a great opportunity to meet other people and enjoy walking in different parts of the country. From time to time, will also met up for Sunday walks with Newport Outdoor group and Reading Outdoor Group. We stay in a wide range of accommodation from bunkhouses to luxury cottages and even camping excursions in the warmer months.
UPCOMING WEEKENDS AWAY
Due to Covid, out weekends away were unable to go ahead in 2020, but plans are afoot for 2021, Covid rules depending. One weekend is planned to join a walking festival in Shropshire in September 2021 and a group trip walking in Yorkshire in the Autumn. Who knows...we may even be able to do our usual New Year trip walking week.
- Thursday evening walks
Starting after work, these walks begin just after Easter. These are popular with members, being around 4-6 miles in length often finishing with a drink in a local pub.
- Social events - cinema, films, meals out, night walks, theatre trips and more!
- Outdoor events - archery, map reading and navigation, cycling, horse riding, camping and paddle boarding.