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

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.

Ethrow Country Park Walk

05/08/2018 , 11am at Tesco
Parrswood, Tesco at 11. The Andrews Arms, George Street SK6 5JD AT 12 noon
A beautiful and calm woodland walk around mill ponds, rivers and streams with colourful views of the Goyt Valley.

Southern Cemetery Tour Walk

10/08/2018 , 12pm
Cemetery Gates (opposite James Hilton Memorials), 245 Barlow Moor Road (Barlow Moor Road Metrolink stop, 8 minutes walk away)Opposite James Hilton Memorials, 245 Barlow Moor Road, Manchester, United Kingdom, M21 7QL
Ed Glinert, author of Londons Dead (published by HarperCollins) will take you around Southern Cemetery.

People Close to HOME Walk

11/08/2018 , 2pm
Meet Pauline Lloyd: Outside HOME main entrance, 2 Tony Wilson Place M15 4FN
Meet Anthony Burgess, Tony Wilson, Sir Joseph Whitworth and a host of other famous names linked to the area around Manchester’s newest arts centre, HOME.

Easy Dunham Massey Walk

12/08/2018 , 11am at Tesco
11.30am meet at the Swan with Two Nicks, Park Lane, Little Bolllington, Altrincham WA14 4 TJ (or car share available from Tesco East Didsbury at 11am)
We will set off along the Bridgewater Canal into the village of Little Bollington & Dunham heading into the National Trust park of Dunham Massey, an ancient deer park with gardens suitable for all seasons.

The Peterloo Massacre Walk

16/08/2018 , 5.30pm
Central Library Steps, St Peter's Square, Manchester, United Kingdom, M2 5PD
Industrial Gorton boasts one of the most beautiful (former) churches in the country; a world heritage site, no less- Gorton Monastery.

The Secret History Walk

21/08/2018 , 5pm
2018 Visitor Centre, Junction Piccadilly Gardens & Portland Street, Manchester, United Kingdom, M1 1RG
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.

Knutsford in the Summer Walk

25/08/2018 , 2.15pm
Outside Knutsford Station on Toft Road, Toft Road, Knutsford, United Kingdom
What a breathtaking tour! Yes, Knutsford is the most beautiful small town in the North-West. Classy Cranford in Chi-Chi Cheshire. Home town of Mrs Gaskell.

The Peak Forest Walk

26/08/2018 , 1.30pm
Romiley Station, Stockport Road, Romiley, United Kingdom, SK6 4AA
Industrial Gorton boasts one of the most beautiful (former) churches in the country; a world heritage site, no less- Gorton Monastery.

Discover Historic Altrincham

26/08/2018 , 11.30am
Meet: Clock Tower, Altrincham Interchange, Stamford New Road WA14 1EJ
Gardeners, bankers, an emperor, an artist. Bravest little street in England and Old Market Place. Discover them all on our stroll through this charming market town.

Manchester Walking Tour

27/08/2018 , 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