The York Outdoor Group or YOG is based in York, North Yorkshire. Join our friendly group and access a full programme of weekly walks, regular cycle rides, weekend trips and a wide range of social activities.

We’re a friendly bunch of fresh air fanatics who get together to arrange walks, cycle rides, weekends away and social events. Most of us live in and around York, but we regularly have European visitors who want to enjoy God’s Own Country (or County, depending who you talk to!).

YOG aim to organise a walk each and every Sunday throughout the year with evening walks every Tuesday in the summer months. For the cyclists, evening rides are arranged during the summer months with longer Saturday rides throughout the year; weather permitting!

We have lots of social events throughout the year and there’s usually a weekend away every month so join YOG for great company, good food, long walks…pubs… 😉

There’s loads on offer and you’ll make great friends with like-minded people of all ages. Visit What’s on? to see our events programme.

You can try 3 months for free if you join us, so what are you waiting for??!!


  • I’ve been a member of YOG for 3 years now and it was a great decision. I’ve made so many friends and been on some fabulous walks. I highly recommend the weekends away, staying in youth hostels and bunk barns – long walks, good company and beer at the end 🙂

    Kath Cox