Joining the IOG

Membership of the Ipswich Outdoor Group is an inexpensive way to gain access to a varied and organised programme of events, as well as a way to enjoy the company of like-minded people.

Our membership year runs from 1st July and costs £10.00 for a 12 month period. A reduced subscription of £5.00 is available for students, the unemployed and restricted membership.

Most people come along to a few local events within the trial period of two months before deciding whether or not the Ipswich Outdoor Group is for them. We ask you to take heed of the IOG rules whenever you participate in an event. During the trial period, we hope you’ll get to meet some of the members and have a chance to decide if the type and level of events are what you expected.

if you have any further questions about Ipswich Outdoor Group membership, you can contact Christina Bail (our Recruitment Manager) by email through or by telephone on 01473 211502. She will attempt to get back to you as soon as possible with the information you need.

With your permission, Christina will also add some basic details to our mailing list to ensure that you are kept fully informed about all of our events (including any last minute changes) while you are deciding whether or not the Ipswich Outdoor Group is for you.

Once you’ve decided that you’d like to join us, you can download a membership form and notes New Member Form 2017  (pdf, 56.6KB). Alternatively, you can request a printed paper copy of the form from Christina.

The form can be returned by post or email to the Treasurer (Sarah Sheppard) at the addresses given on the form. When returning the form, please include a cheque (payable to Ipswich Outdoor Group) for the appropriate subscription fee  or request the necessary details for an online bank transfer from the Treasurer.

Once you’ve joined the group, you’ll be able to participate in our weekend trips and benefit from group discounts. In addition to the group email lists, you’ll also receive a membership card and the monthly group newsletter with reports about recent events.

Facebook-icon  You can also request to join the IOG Facebook group once you’re a member.