Get out there and enjoy life
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
Monthly Social Meeting – Monday 13th March
It’s nearly time for the IOG’s monthly social meeting (second Monday of every month), held upstairs at the Thomas Wolsey pub in St Peter’s St, Ipswich at 8 pm. This…
A long weekend in Edale – Thursday 2nd-Monday 6th March
Pictures and captions contributed by Simon At the beginning of March, 24 IOGers headed off to Edale in the Peak District National Park for the second year in a row…
Deben Valley & Rendlesham Walk: Sunday 12th February
Text & photos by Patrick Meehan Having walked the route the previous week with wife Pauline, walk leader Paul Jordan promised this twenty-strong group our first sighting of snowdrops and…