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

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.

The Old Salford Pub Walk

29/06/2018 , 6pm
Victoria Station wall map, Victoria Station Approach, Manchester M3 1WY
Tales of Victorian vegetarian vicars, Ewan MacColl and Love on the Dole.

Factory Records Walk

30/06/2018 , 1pm
Meet: Manchester Visitor Information Centre, 1 Piccadilly Gardens M1 1RG
It was all about the music, not the money.

Catholic Manchester

01/07/2018 , 2pm
Meet: Manchester Visitor Information Centre, 1 Piccadilly Gardens M1 1RG
For over 1200 years Catholics have made an impact on Manchester.

The Stockport Explorer Walk

01/07/2018 , 11am
Stockport, United Kingdom
A trawl through the snaky, serpentine alleyways and ginnels of the viaduct hat town.

American Manchester Walk

04/07/2018 , 2:30pm
Midland Hotel steps, Peter Street, Manchester, United Kingdom, M60 2DS
Honoring Manchesters connections with the New World.

Historic Manchester Pubs Walk

05/07/2018 , 1:30pm
Meet: Outside Central Library, St Peter’s Square M2 5PD
Iconic pubs in the city centre.

Drinking Horns at the Ready

07/07/2018 , 12pm
Meet: Outside Central Library, St Peters Square M2 5PD
Uncover the weird and whacky drinking past and rituals of Manchesters historical secret drinking clubs.

Victoria Park Posh Homes Walk

08/07/2018 , 10:30am
Meet Outside Victoria Baths females entrance, Hathersage Road M13 0FE
This gated estate of fine buildings once housed Manchesters Whos Who.

The Smiths Manchester Walk

08/07/2018 , 11:30am
Meeting outside Manchester Visitor Information Centre, One Piccadilly Gardens, City Centre, M1 1RG.
They were the Smiths and they came from Manchester.

Manchester in 12 Songs Walk

14/07/2018 , 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.

Discover Withington Walk

15/07/2018 , 11:30am
Meet: Outside Withington Library, 410 Wilmslow Road, Withington M20 3BN
Walk through Withington village, once home to physicist Ernest Rutherford.

Original Midland Hotel Tour

15/07/2018 , 1:30pm
Meet: Midland Hotel reception, 16 Peter Street M60 2DS
Explore this iconic grand hotel, where Rolls met Royce, celebrities partied and the watchword has always been elegance.

Historic Manchester Waterways

21/07/2018 , 11am
Castlefield Hotel, Liverpool Road, Manchester, United Kingdom, M3 4JR
New Manchester Walks on water during this 3-hour canal trip with commentary on the L. S. Lowry boat as we cruise along the Bridgewater Canal, Manchester Ship Canal and River Irwell.

Manchester Bee Tour

22/07/2018 , 2pm
Meet: Manchester Town Hall steps, Albert Square M2 5DB
Manchesters symbol represents hard work, energy, community and solidarity.

Chorlton/Sale Walk & Meal

22/07/2018 , 12pm
Meeting at Chorlton Bus Station before heading over to the Park.
Nice and easy circular 5 mile walk along the Mersey. Optional Sunday Roast afterwards.

Manchester Football Walk

25/07/2018 , 1:30pm
Meet: Outside Central Library, St Peters Square M2 5PD
Red or Blue? There are tales for all on this tour of the citys football related sites.

Victorian Slums & Squalor

29/07/2018 , 1pm
Meet: Victoria Railway Station, by the historic wall map M3 1WY
Industrial Gorton boasts one of the most beautiful (former) churches in the country; a world heritage site, no less- Gorton Monastery.

Easy Circular Cheshire Walk

29/07/2018 , 11am at Tesco
Meet in the car park at Tesco, Parrrswood, East Didsbury, M20 5NP at 11am where we will be car sharing. Or meet at 12pm Nelson Pit Visitor Centre, Higher Poynton, Cheshire, SK12 1TH parking charges apply.
Beautiful linear walk through one of the most impressive gritstone ridges in Peak District.

Lymm Dam Walk with Dinner

31/07/2018 , 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.