Social Circle Walking

Welcome to Manchester's Premium Social and Activity Network
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.

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

Upcoming Events

The Secret History Walk

23/10/2018 , 5pm to 6.40pm
2018 Visitor Centre, Junction Piccadilly Gardens & Portland Street, Manchester, United Kingdom, M1 1R
You think you know Manchester? Well, no one knows it like Ed Glinert who has spent 40 years unturning every last (Gothic) stone in the city, uncovering layer upon layer of other histories.....

Bronte Country Walk

28/10/2018 , 1pm to 4pm
Haworth Steam Railway Station, 66 Main Street, Haworth, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, BD22 8DP
Romantic, erotic, sensual, passionate, brooding, wild, windy and wuthering. And that’s before you’ve even joined the walk.

Manchester Music: The Hacienda

04/11/2018 , 2.30pm to 4.14pm
Meeting outside home, Whitworth Street West, Manchester, United Kingdom. This music tour starts from HOME, Manchester’s funky but chic (as David Johansen would say) arts venue, appropriately based at 2 Tony Wilson Place, Whitworth Street West (opposite the Hacienda, natch).
Forget Memphis and the Mersey, Manchester is Music City, a factory of superior song-making and stirring soundscapes courtesy of The Smiths, Joy Division, The Fall, Buzzcocks, John Cooper Clarke, Oasis, New Order, Happy Mondays and Elbow.

Victoria Park In The Autumn

07/11/2018 , 12pm to 2pm
Meeting outside Whitworth Art Gallery steps Oxford Road, Manchester, United Kingdom
Behind the chaotic, cardamom-coated world of the Curry Mile lie the remains of a luxurious, tree-lined estate of Gothic villas created in the 1830s for Manchester’s burgeoning middle class away from noise and smell of factories.

The Secret History of Manc

12/11/2018 , 5.30pm to 7.15pm
Meeting outside 2018 Visitor Centre, Junction Piccadilly Gardens & Portland Street, Manchester, United Kingdom, M1 1RG
Come uncover layer upon layer of other histories, lesser-known stories, the secret side of the city to create the ultimate “believe it or not”.

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.