About Us

The York Outdoor Group (YOG) is based in York, North Yorkshire, UK. We’re a friendly bunch of fresh air fanatics. Most of us live in and around York, but we regularly have visitors from further afield who want to enjoy God’s Own Country (or County, depending who you talk to!). There’s loads on offer and you’ll make great friends with like-minded people of all ages.

We organise weekly Sunday walks and monthly weekends awayDuring the summer we also arrange Saturday cycle rides, Tuesday evening walks and Thursday evening cycle rides. We also arrange frequent social events including monthly pub meetings where people can get together for a chat, learn more about the group and have a say on how the group works.

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Everyone is welcome to join us at our events (Weekend trips and some social events are only open to members). You can try us out for 3 months free of charge and with no commitment! Just turn up and find out what the group has to offer!

Join our group and you will be eligible to join our weekends away, receive a weekly programme update email and have access to the YOG Facebook group. Here members can talk amongst themselves and arrange additional events.

Check out our More Information pages and Contact Us if you have any questions.


  • 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