Coventry & Warwickshire Outdoor Group

Welcome to the Coventry & Warwickshire Outdoor Group (CWOG). If you are a keen and active walker or cyclist, then this could be the group for you. New members are always welcome.

A few CWOG members on a recent weekend away in the Peak District

We’re a varied and interesting mix of friendly people. We currently have around 100 members, mostly aged 45+. Our strong common bond is an interest in outdoor activities, which we run throughout the year.

Day Walks: Typically ranging from 7 to 12+ miles, most of these take place at weekends. They can be anywhere within about 75 miles of Coventry (the near counties, Cotswolds, Peak District, etc), and some can be quite challenging.

Evening Walks: These 3 to 6 mile walks run midweek from March to September. They provide an ideal opportunity for everyone (including less experienced walkers) to enjoy some brisk exercise to help build up / maintain their fitness levels.

Cycle Rides: We run day rides and multi-day tours, usually covering 20 to 45 miles a day. These rides are mostly on-road, but sometimes include easy off-road sections.

Weekends and longer trips away: Our walking and cycling trips are a key element of the group. They usually involve staying in youth hostels, self-catering accommodation, or camping, anywhere in Great Britain and occasionally abroad. These events often include more challenging mountainous walks in Snowdonia, the Lake District and Scotland for example.

Whilst some of our activities might appear to be more demanding than those of some other outdoor groups, with CWOG there’s plenty of opportunity to gradually improve your fitness levels and skills.

Social Activities: Members sometimes organise meals out, cinema, theatre trips, etc

If you'd like to find out more about the group, please email us by clicking on the link below.

We'll then send you more information about upcoming events, and details of how to join. Please allow a few days for a response, although it may take longer during holiday periods or if we are near the end of our current programme, as we'll wait until the new programme is available.

Our current list of events is shown below.


Sat 7th

Walk, 9.5 miles, Ufton Fields

Sat 14th

Walk, 10 miles

Thu 19th

Walk, 7 miles

Sat 21st

Walk, 11 miles

Sat 28th

Sun 29th

Cycle ride



Sat 4th

Walk, 10 miles, Fenny Compton

Wed 8th

Walk, 6 miles

Sun 12th

Walk, 7 miles

Sat 18th

Walk, 10 miles, Bidford on Avon

Sat 25th (or Sun 26th)

Cycle ride, 25–40 miles


Sat 2nd


Tue 5th

Evening walk

Sat 9th

Cycle ride or walk

Tue 12th

Evening walk

Sat 16th

Walk, 12 miles, Great Whitley to Clifton upon Teme

Wed 20th

Evening walk

Saturday 23rd to Tuesday 26th

Bank Holiday weekend Cycle tour

Wed 27th

Evening walk

Sun 31st

Walk, 11 miles, Chedworth