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

Manchester Slavery Walk

28/04/2018 , 2pm
Meet Manchester Visitor Information Centre, One Piccadilly Gardens, Portland St, Manchester M1 1RG
How were cotton and slavery interwined?

Platt Fields Walk

29/04/2018 , 3:30pm
Meet outside Gallery of costume entrance, Platt Lane M14 5LL.
Extraordinary buildings, crazy stories, interesting characters, art, food and a very ancient ditch.

Ancoats Walk

29/04/2018 , 1pm
Meet Manchester Visitor Information Centre, 1 Piccadilly Gardens M1 1RG
Unearth the unique history of the world's first industrial suburb.

Chinatown Walk

30/04/2018 , 1pm
Meet Queen Victoria statue, Piccadilly Gardens M1 1RG
A town within a city.

Football Manchesters Best Walk

03/05/2018 , 1:30pm
Meet: Outside Central Library, St Peters Square M2 5PD
There are tales for all on this tour of the city's football-related sites, including tales of our former heroes and where the Football League and PFA began.

Reds & Real Ale Walk

04/05/2018 , 6pm
Meeting outside Manchester Visitor Information Centre, One Piccadilly Gardens, City Centre, M1 1RG.
Hurry along, for come the revolution one of the first things likely to be abolished is a good pint of ale. So until that time lets drink to the carbonari, the compadres, communards and comrades.

Manchester Highlights Walk

05/05/2018 , 2pm
Manchester Visitor Centre, Piccadilly Gardens, One Piccadilly Gardens, Portland St, Manchester M1 1RG
Industrial Gorton boasts one of the most beautiful (former) churches in the country; a world heritage site, no less- Gorton Monastery.

Pub Walk Champagne Socialists

05/05/2018 , 6:30pm
Meet: The Angel Pub, 6 Angel Street M4 4BQ
A pub romp through politics and Manchester on Karl Marx's birthday. Lots of Engels and Marx in the city but much more too.

Snowdonia Walk

06/05/2018 , 7.30am
Meeting in the car park at Tesco, Parrs wood Didsbury at 7.30 am and parking cars at car park, pay and display on the A4086 with a Green parking sign outside, £6 all day. Travel time is 2 hours. Address is Llanberis, Gwynedd, LL55 4UR on the A4806.
Llanberis Path is the longest and most gradual of the six main paths to the summit of Snowdon, and offers fantastic views of Cwm Brwynog, Llanberis and over the Menai straights towards Anglesey.

The Peterloo Massacre Walk

07/05/2018 , 11:30am
Central Library, St Peter's Square, Manchester, United Kingdom, M2 5PD.
We remember and recall the remarkable story of Peterloo not just on the 16th of August but all year round.

Ted Hughes Country Walk

12/05/2018 , 12:30pm
Mytholmroyd Station, B6138, Mytholmroyd, United Kingdom, HX7 5EA.
We recall the poetry of the controversial 1980s and 1990s poet laureate with this guided tour of his West Yorkshire haunts.

Chethams Library Walk

12/05/2018 , 3pm
Meet: Chetham's School of Music entrance, Long Millgate M3 1SB
A A walk around the most beautiful medieval buildings in NW England.

Southern Cemetery Tour

13/05/2018 , 2:30pm
Meet: The Lodge, 212 Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy M21 7GL
Visit the graves of those famous for music, football, cotton, flight, art.

About The Quays Walk

18/05/2018 , 10:30am
Meet: Information Desk inside Lowry Outlet, Salford Quays M50 3AH
This inland port has iconic architecture, MediaCityUK, The Lowry and Imperial War Museum North. Just the place for a seasonal stroll.

Easy Healey Walk and Lunch

20/05/2018 , 11:15am
Car share available from East Didsbury Tesco at 11.15am, M20 5NP. Or meet 12pm at Ranger Office, Healey Hall Mills, Dell Road, Shawclough, Rochdale OL12 6BG
Beautiful linear walk through one of the most impressive gritstone ridges in Peak District.

Factory Records Walk

21/05/2018 , 6:30pm
Meet: Manchester Visitor Information Centre, 1 Piccadilly Gardens M1 1RG
It was all about the music, not the money. The story of the Hasienda, Joy Division, Happy Mondays, Martin Zero et al.

The Hacienda Years Music Walk

25/05/2018 , 6pm
HOME, Whitworth Street West, Manchester, United Kingdom
The legend of the Hacienda, the worlds hippest nightclub, chicer than the Copacabana, sexier than Studio 54, cooler than the Cavern or Cream.

Manchester in 12 Songs Walk

26/05/2018 , 2:30pm
Meeting outside Manchester Visitor Information Centre, One Piccadilly Gardens, City Centre, M1 1RG.
An ingenious tour devised by ex-Mojo journalist Ed Glinert.

Street Art Walk

27/05/2018 , 11:30am
Meet: Outside Fred Aldous shop, 37 Lever Street M1 1LW
See amazing work by local and international artists.

Discover Manchester Walk

28/05/2018 , 11am
Meet: Outside Central Library, St Peter's Square M2 5PD
This is your chance to look around our amazing city when you have time and it's not too busy.

The Story of Manchester United

29/05/2018 , 5:30pm
National Football Museum, Cathedral Gardens, Manchester, United Kingdom, M1 4BT.
Calling all Man Utd fans, including those coming from abroad

Weekend to Relax and Unwind

29/06/2018 , 6pm at acc
The Old Mill, Skeeby, Richmond North Yorkshire DL10 5EB
A time to relax, refresh and feel inspired, on this Sightseeing, summer walking weekend.