Socail Circle Manchester: Social and Adventure Network


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.

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.


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.'


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.

Try An Event For Free!

If you would like to try Social Circle for free, just click one of the FREE events below*, and then choose 'Taster Event' from the booking options.
* please note: this offer is not available on paid events

Upcoming Events

Angel Meadow Walk

21/09/2017 , 6:30pm
Victoria Station Approach, Manchester, United Kingdom, M3 1PB.
Angel Meadow. Never was a name more inappropriate. This is what made Manchester THE shock city.

Central Library Tour

23/09/2017 , 10:45am
Meet outside Central Library, St Peter's Square, Manchester, United Kingdom, M2 5PD.
Manchesters magnificent and multi-volumed municipal library re-opened in March 2014 after a multi-million pound refit.

The Smiths Walk

23/09/2017 , 1:30pm
Oxford Road station, Manchester, United Kingdom, M1 6FU.
They were the Smiths and they came from Manchester.

Walk to Greenfield Reservoir

24/09/2017 , 12pm
Dovestone Reservoir Car Park (car park fee chargeable) Greenfield, Saddleworth, Oldham, OL3 7NE.
With its breathtaking vistas, the Dove Stone area of Saddleworth offers visitors the chance to explore part of the Peak District National Park.

Lymm Dam Walk with Dinner

26/09/2017 , 6:30pm
Meeting at Lymm Library, Davies Way, Lymm, Warrington, WA13 0QW.
Lymm Dam is an area of great beauty and tranquility. Its woodlands and meadows are teeming with wildlife and the history gives it a unique character.

Town Hall Tour

27/09/2017 , 6:30pm
Meet Pauline Lloyd on the Manchester Town Hall steps, Albert Square, M2 5DB.
Tour the sumptuous staterooms and corridors of one of the finest municipal buildings in Britain. Entry to staterooms subject to availability.

Factory Records Walk

30/09/2017 , 1pm
Meet Emma Fox at the Manchester Visitor Information Centre, 1 Piccadilly Gardens M1 1RG
It was all about the music, not the money. The story of the Hacienda, Joy Division, Happy Mondays, Martin Zero et al.

The Hacienda Years Music Walk

01/10/2017 , 2pm
HOME Manchester, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, M15 4FN.
Forget Memphis and the Mersey, Manchester is Music City.

Discover Salford Walk

01/10/2017 , 2pm
The New Oxford, 11 Bexley Square, Salford, M3 6DB.
So much history in just one street, including LS Lowry, Friederich Engels, Vimto and the UK's first public park.

Football City Walk

06/10/2017 , 1:30pm
Outside Central Library, St Peter's Square, M2 5PD.
Red or Blue? There are tales for you on this tour of the city's football-related sites, including where the league began. Ends at the National Football Museum.

Ancoats Coffee and Cake & Walk

07/10/2017 , 2pm
Cutting Room Square, Blossom Street, Manchester M4 6BF.
The worlds first industrial suburb is becoming one of the coolest areas in Manchester. Ends with tea/coffee and cake.

Pankhursts Suffragette Walk

10/10/2017 , 2pm
St. Ann's Church, St Ann St, Manchester M2 7LF.
This walk by Ed Glinert is in memory of the Pankhursts, who were fierce campaigners, resolute radicals, recalling their city centre haunts and outlining their struggle.

The Ancoats Pub Walk

13/10/2017 , 5:30pm
Band on the Wall, Swan St, Manchester M4 5JZ.
Industrial Gorton boasts one of the most beautiful (former) churches in the country; a world heritage site, no less- Gorton Monastery.

Prose Walking Tour

13/10/2017 , 1pm
Meet outside Marks & Spencer main entrance (7 Market Street, M1 1WT).
Come and discover Manchester afresh through the eyes of its writers.

Charles Dickens in Manchester

14/10/2017 , 11am
Meeting outside Manchester Visitor Information Centre, One Piccadilly Gardens, City Centre, M1 1RG.
We remember the best of times, the worst of times.

Incredible Interiors Walk

14/10/2017 , 1pm
Meeting at the War Memorial, St. Anns Square, M2 7EF.
A tour that goes inside spectacular Manchester interiors, with some surprises.

Manchester Music Pub Walk

18/10/2017 , 6pm
Manchester Town Hall Steps, Albert Square, M2 5PB.
Manchesters musical legacy.

Uninteresting Objects Tour

21/10/2017 , 3pm
Outside Oxford Rd Railway Station, Station Approach, Manchester M1 6FU.
A tour dedicated to frequently-bypassed objects that tell a rich story.

The Quays & MediaCity UK Walk

25/10/2017 , 6pm
Meet outside The Lowry Theatre, Pier 8, The Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ.
Once one of the busiest ports in England.

Gothic Manchester Walk

29/10/2017 , 12pm
Meet at the main entrance of Manchester Cathedral, Victoria St, Manchester, M3 1SX.
Industrial Gorton boasts one of the most beautiful (former) churches in the country; a world heritage site, no less- Gorton Monastery.

Castleton Walk

29/10/2017 , 10:30am
Meeting in the car park at Tesco, Parrs Wood, Parrs Wood Ln, Manchester M20 5NP.
Approx 6 miles taking in the beautiful Cave Dave and a short ascent up the famous Mam Tor before heading back down into Castleton for Sunday lunch.

7 Nights & 8 Days in Tenerife

18/11/2017 , TBC
Meeting at Manchester Airport where we will gather for a pre holiday drink before heading to our exciting destination of Tenerife.
Brand New Social Circle European City Break in the volcanic island of Tenerife.