Walking in Manchester and Cheshire

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There's nothing like a peaceful walk in the country. Whether it's the Peak District or the Lakes, there are some fantastic routes and it's a great way to enjoy the kind of in-depth conversation with someone you'd never have a Friday or Saturday night environment.
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A break from the city

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 excites you, then we have some amazing events for you. We also walk in the likes of Anglesey, whether it be a walking day or an entire walking weekend, and even the odd jaunt into Europe in such destinations as Spain and Poland.

 

Getting to know Manchester

We also offer Manchester walking tours for those who enjoy learning how Manchester has developed into the wonderful city we call home. Through local walking tour providers Manchester Guided Tours and New Manchester Walks, we offer these events to members free of charge (saving you £8 per event at time of writing). Walks include the ever-popular Discover Manchester walk.

 

Putting your best foot forward for charity

Manchester is a charitable city, of course, and features numerous charity events throughout the year. That includes a number of charity walks, such as the Manchester Midnight Walk, a 10K event for St Anne's Hospice. There's also the Manchester Memory Walk in aid of the Alzheimer's Society. We are in a position to make people more aware of these events and en courage you to participate whenever you can.

 

So how does it work?

We know it’s a little unusual to turn up at an event knowing no one, so we don’t expect you to. Instead, we introduce you to the founders and then to the event host, who will to make sure you’re feeling excited and not too nervous.

Whether it’s that you're looking for more things to do in Manchester or its a lifelong ambition you're dying to fulfil, our Manchester activities have got you covered! Try us for Free.

Walking
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.

Kris
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.'

Gemma
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!

Kimberley

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

Manchester Walking Tour

17/11/2018 , 11am
Alan Turing Memorial, Sackville Gardens, opposite Chez Cafe near Canal Street. (Postcode M1 3BH)
They cover the best known attractions as well as the lesser known quirks. This is an entertaining way to orientate yourself, meet new people, learn local insights and insider tips

Countryside Walk in Styal Wood

17/11/2018 , 9.15am
Meet at Piccadilly 9.15 for 9.33 train or at styal station 10.15
Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, become healthier and beat stress. But it can be boring walking the same routes on your own.

Tatton Park Winter Walk/Lunch

18/11/2018 , 11.30 at Tatton
11.30am outside the public toilets in King Street Car Park, Knutsford WA16 6DX or meet under the Clock Tower in Tesco East Didsbury at 11am for car share)
Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, become healthier and beat stress. But it can be boring walking the same routes on your own.

The Politically Correct Tour

24/11/2018 , 2pm to 4pm
Meeting Queen Victoria Statue,Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester, United Kingdom, M1 1RG
We name the guilty men (and women): the slave traders, colonialists, warmongers, racists, fascists, plunderers.

Walking with The Snowman

25/11/2018 , 12.30pm
Meet outside the Lowry Theatre where we will start our trail.
We've had a summer of bees, now Manchester is getting a sculpture trail of snowmen this Christmas.

Spooky Manchester Walk

03/12/2018 , 5.30pm - 7.15pm
Meeting Victoria Station wallmap, Victoria Station Approach, Manchester, United Kingdom, M3 1PB
Enter, if you dare, a nether world of murder, assassination, hanging, homicide, regicide, talking corpses and some really nasty stuff.

Manchester Walking Tour

09/12/2018 , 11am
Alan Turing Memorial, Sackville Gardens, opposite Chez Cafe near Canal Street. (Postcode M1 3BH)
They cover the best known attractions as well as the lesser known quirks. This is an entertaining way to orientate yourself, meet new people, learn local insights and insider tips

Pub Walk: Party on Down

15/12/2018 , 12pm - 2pm
Meet: Outside Central Library, St Peter’s Square M2 5PD
We’re going to celebrate women putting an X on that ballot paper in 1918 (well some did) and raise a glass to Emmeline.

Chorlton/Sale Walk & Lunch

16/12/2018 , 11.30pm
Meeting at Chorlton Bus Station before heading over to the Park.
Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, become healthier and beat stress. But it can be boring walking the same routes on your own.
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