Walking is among our most popular events and combines socialising and activity like no other. If the idea of meeting new people, while taking in some of the stunning surroundings of the Lakes or the peak District, then we have some amazing events for you. We also walk in the likes of Anglesey, whether it be a walking day or a walking weekend, and even into Europe in such destinations as Spain and Poland. We also offer walking tours of Manchester for those who enjoy learning how Manchester has developed into the wonderful city we call home.
social circle testimonial from Kris

Tour Of Manchester City Centre

I went on a tour of Manchester city centre, led by a guide from Manchester Guided Tours, and wow, I had no idea there was so much to the city. I had only been here for 2 months and so wasn't versed in the history of Manchester that the locals would consider common knowledge. What I found amazing was, that with Social Circle, the cost of the tour was included with membership.

social circle testimonial from Gemma

Walking Weekend With Social Circle

I went on a walking weekend with Social Circle, which I really enjoyed. I was a relatively beginner at walking, so it was quite a challenge for me. But fortunately, there was a low-level option for beginners, which shows how well organised it was. And we had some great fun getting to know one another in the evenings.'

social circle testimonial from Kimberley

Walk In The Peak District

I went along to a walk in the Peak District, having never been on a guided walk before, so was unsure as what to expect. I found that there were 10 other walkers who were some of the friendliest people I'd ever met. I was tired at the end and was glad to finally reach the pub and have a Sunday lunch. Tired or not, I've already booked on to my next one. Fantastic day!


Types Of Event


Country walking days

We regularly feature walking days on a Sunday afternoon, combined with a Sunday lunch and a drink. Our walking guides take members on a variety of interesting and scenic routes, mainly in the Lakes or the Peak District.

Walking weekends

Our walking weekends are for those who truly love walking and who want to experience the countryside. We combine walking with socialising to create the ultimate Social Circle experience. Destinations include the Lake District and Anglesey.

Manchester walking tours

Partnering with local tour operators, we provide walking tours around Manchester city centre, as well as areas such as Didsbury and Altrincham. From conventional tours to those more offbeat and quirky, no aspect of the city we love is left unexplored.

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Upcoming Events

Chorlton/Sale Walk & Lunch

19/11/2017 , 12pm
Meeting at Chorlton Bus Station before heading over to the Park.
Nice and easy circular 5 mile walk along the Mersey. Optional Sunday Roast afterwards.

Southern Cemetery Tour

19/11/2017 , 11am
Southern Cemetery main entrance, Barlow Moor Road, M21 7GL, Manchester.
Ed Glinert, author of London is Dead, will take you around Southern Cemetery

The Northern Quarter Pub Walk

23/11/2017 , 6pm
Manchester Visitor Information Centre, 1 Piccadilly Gardens, M1 1RG.
A refreshing stroll around this cool, creative and quirky corner of the city.

Pankhursts & Suffragette Walk

26/11/2017 , 11am
St Ann's Church, St Ann Street, Manchester, M2 7LF.
This walk by Ed Glinert is in memory of the Pankhursts Emmeline, Christabel and Sylviaâ€â€œ fierce campaigners, resolute radicals, recalling their city centre haunts and outlining their struggle.

Engels in Mcr Walk

02/12/2017 , 1pm
Meet: Outside John Rylands Library, 150 Deansgate M3 3EH.
Engels, born 28 November, lived for 22 years in Manchester. This tour follows his life here. We touch the books he studied with Marx and finish in a venerable pub. Tour lead by Jonathan Schofield.

Pub Walk The Classic

07/12/2017 , 6:30pm
Meet outside Central Library, St Peters Square M2 5PD
All the stories and daftness of 250 years of pubs and drinking in Manchester, visiting classic boozers and finishing with a brief fun quiz.

Stockport Rocks Walk

13/12/2017 , 12pm
Meet: Outside Staircase House, Market Place, Stockport SK1 1ES.
From Strawberry Studios to Robbies’ beer and everything in between, tales of cotton, hats and carrier pigeons. Tour lead by Jean Bailo.

Iconic pubs Walk

14/12/2017 , 1:30pm
Meet Outside Central Library, St Peters Square M2 5PD.
Iconic pubs in the centre of Manchester. Lets stroll round and discover a few, and well maybe try a half as well. Tour lead by peter OGrady.

Chorlton to Manchester Walk

17/12/2017 , 11:30am
Meet outside the Co-op opposite Barlowmoor Road Tram Stop. (Plenty of street parking in that area for those that want to drive).
7 mile very easy walk from Chorlton to the City Centre along the Bridgewater Canal.

Dicover Manchester Walk

26/12/2017 , 11am
Outside Central Library, St Peter’s Square M2 5PD.
Industrial Gorton boasts one of the most beautiful (former) churches in the country; a world heritage site, no less- Gorton Monastery.