We are a friendly group who enjoy a varied programme of outdoor activities. We meet up for countryside walks, cycle rides, runs, volunteering opportunities and local outings
We also go on trips away like weekends to the Peak or Lake District or longer UK holidays and overseas. We often stay at hostels or in tents and share cars to assist non-drivers and be kind to the environment. We also take over large, self-catering houses in out-of-the-way locations.
The group is all about having fun and meeting people
Our members arrange all events including social meetings. There are activities suitable for all. You only need average fitness. If you want anything more strenuous you will find members with similar interests.
You are welcome to attend our local events and see if the group is right for you. You need to be a member to join us on any overnight trips. Local walks or cycle rides are great events to try first or why not meet us at our monthly social?
Members are responsible for themselves at all times. We respect the environment, local community, wildlife and other people. Discrimination, prejudice, bullying or harassment of any kind is not acceptable or tolerated.
The Ipswich Outdoor Group started in 1976. There are around 200 members who range in age from 30s to 65+. Single people, couples and families are all welcome. Most of our members live in Ipswich, but there are also many in Suffolk and further afield.
See the events we have planned
Five of us joined Peter Thorpe on his ‘rubbish walk’ on a Saturday in late November. Peter had prepared his event well. We were suitably equipped with litter picking tools,…
Text contributed by Sally, pics by Claire V. Thirteen of us turned up for a short walk of about four miles in the Fynn Valley. It was nice to see…
Text and photos by Patrick Meehan It was a walk of two parts really. At the weather-delayed 12pm start-point on Station Road, a 27mph southern blusterly moaned and groaned beneath…