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

Medieval Buildings Walk

27/01/2018 , 3pm
Meet Jonathan Schofield at the Chetham’s School of Music entrance, Long Millgate M3 1SB
A walk around the most beautiful medieval buildings in NW England.

NQ Street Names Walk

28/01/2018 , 12pm
Meet: Queen Victoria statue, Piccadilly Gardens M1 1RG.
The hip new creative area around the Northern Quarter grew from Manchester’s past.

Peel Tower, Rambsbottom Walk

28/01/2018 , 10.30am
Meet in the car park at Tesco, Parrrswood, East Didsbury, M20 5NP at 10,30am where we will be car sharing. Or you could meet us at Ramsbottom train station at 11:15am.
This circular walk gives you everything; spectacular views woodland, riverside rambling and heritage.

Classic Pub Walk

01/02/2018 , 6:30pm
Meet Jonathan Schofield 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.

Incredible Interiors Tour

04/02/2018 , 1pm
Meet Jonathan Schofield at the War Memorial, St Ann’s Square M2 7EF.
A tour that goes inside spectacular Manchester interiors, with some surprises.

Sex and Drugs and Rock and Rol

04/02/2018 , 11am
Meeting outside Manchester Visitor Information Centre, Junction Piccadilly Gardens & Portland Street, Manchester, United Kingdom, M1 1RG.
Ed Glinert takes a walk on the wild side.

Manchster Airport Tour

10/02/2018 , 11am
Meet at the Airport Station barrier for our tour of Manchester Airport and the history of flight in the city.
Industrial Gorton boasts one of the most beautiful (former) churches in the country; a world heritage site, no less- Gorton Monastery.

Entwistle Reservoir Walk

11/02/2018 , 10am
Meeting at 10am in the car park at Tesco, Parrs Wood, East Didsbury, where we will be car sharing. If you would prefer to meet us there, please be at Entwistle Railway Station at 12pm.
A lovely scenic walk around ENTWISTLE RESERVOIR taking in the amazing views of the lovely resivour in Lancashire.

Architecture Walk

11/02/2018 , 12pm
Meet Anne Beswick at the Queen Victoria statue, Piccadilly Gardens M1 1RG.
There are some hidden architectural gems in this lesser-known area of the city.

Uninteresting Objects Tour

17/02/2018 , 3pm
Meet: Outside Oxford Road Railway Station, Station Approach M1 6FU
A tour dedicated to frequently bypassed objects that tell a rich story.

Exploring the Northern Quarter

22/02/2018 , 1:30pm
Meeting outside Manchester Visitor Information Centre, One Piccadilly Gardens, City Centre, M1 1RG.
Boho Manchester, cool Manchester, modish Manchester, funky but chic Manchester.

Quirky Weird & Wonderful City

23/02/2018 , 2pm
Meet Suzanne Hindle outside John Rylands Library, 150 Deansgate M3 3EH.
Things you only notice when you know where to look.

Scuttler Gangs of Manchester

24/02/2018 , 2pm
Meet Emma Fox outside the Pot Kettle Black cafe, 14 Barton Arcade, Deansgate M3 2BW.
Hear the shocking story of the violent and volatile Victorian gangs called Scuttlers.

Medieval Buildings Walk

24/02/2018 , 3pm
Meet Jonathan Schofield at the Chethamâ€â„¢s School of Music entrance, Long Millgate M3 1SB.
A walk around the most beautiful medieval buildings in NW England. Atmosphere, charm, magic.

The Lost Rivers of Manchester

25/02/2018 , 2pm
Meet Victoria Station wall map, Victoria Station Approach, Manchester, United Kingdom, M3 1NY.
The Tib, the Dene, Hanging Ditch, Shooters Brook, the Dukeâ€â„¢s Tunnel, the Corn Brook…these are the lost rivers of the Manchester.

Art Treasures of Manchester

27/02/2018 , 1:30pm
St Ann's Church, St Ann Street, Manchester, United Kingdom, M2 7LF.
Manchester now has an art gallery packed with masterpieces, including a huge number of ever-popular Pre Raphaelites.