Social Circle Walking

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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.

Walking
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.

Kris
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.'

Gemma
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!

Kimberley

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

Entwistle Reservoir Walk

23/09/2018 , 11am at Tesco
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.

The Manchester Bee Walk

25/09/2018 , 11am to 1pm
St Ann's Church, St Ann Street, Manchester, United Kingdom, M2 7LF
Ed Glinert will be trawling the streets of Manchester locating the symbols and signs that reveal the history of Manchester in surprising ways.

Exploring the Northern Quarter

29/09/2018 , 11.30am to 1.30pm
2018 Visitor Centre, Junction Piccadilly Gardens & Portland Street, Manchester, United Kingdom, M1 1RG
Its the Northern Quarter. A land of crumbling cotton factories, sky-scraping fire-escapes, Bohemian bars, downhome hidden spaces, cult markets, chic galleries and cardamom-scented, sizzingly-cheap curry cafes.

Ramsbottom Circular Walk

30/09/2018 , 10.30am at tesco
11.30am meet at The Shoulder of Mutton Pub, Lumb Carr Road, Holcombe, Ramsbottom, BL8 4LZ (or car share will be available from Tesco East Didsbury at 10.30am)
Peel Tower is a monument to Sir Robert Peel, born in Bury, who as Home Secretary was responsible for founding the modern police force and as Prime Minister repealed the Corn Laws.

Southern Cemetery Tour Walk

30/09/2018 , 1pm to 3pm
Tour led by Emma Fox Wear sensible shoes Meet: The Lodge, 212 Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy M21 7GL
Visit the graves of those famous for music, football, cotton, flight, art.

Spooky Manchester Walk

01/10/2018 , 5.30pm to 7.15pm
Meeting at Victoria Station wallmap (on top of the old graveyard) at 5.30pm., Victoria Station Approach, Manchester, United Kingdom, M3 1PB
Enter, if you dare, a nether world of murder, assassination, hanging, homicide, regicide, talking corpses and some really nasty stuff. Tragic deaths and accidental deaths.

Flecky Bennetts Ghost Walk

05/10/2018 , 7pm to 8.30pm
Manchester, City Centre (Rear Entrance Of Manchester Town Hall) Manchester. Outside the rear entrance to Manchester Town Hall, opposite the Waterhouse public house Please meet 10 minutes before the advertised start time
We all love a good Ghost Story! And when that story is based upon well documented accounts, witness statements and Flecky’s own personal experiences, they then take on a new and modern life of their own.

Bolton Towers and Turrets Walk

07/10/2018 , 11am at Tesco
Meet under the Clock Tower, Tesco, East Didsbury, Parrswood at 11am or at the Water Fountain, The Market Place, Last Drop Village, Bolton at 12 noon
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.

Marx & Engels Pub Walk

12/10/2018 , 5.30pm to 8pm
St Ann's Church, St Ann Street, Manchester, United Kingdom, M2 7LF
Whatever happened to Leon Trotsky, as the old song asked? Well, he never came to Manchester, but Marx and Engels were here and did they like a drop!

Charles Dickenss Walk

13/10/2018 , 11.30 to 1.10pm
Queen Victoria Statue, Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester, United Kingdom, M1 1RG
Bleak House starts with a one-word sentence: London. Charles Dickens probably considered starting Hard Times with a similar one-word sentence: Manchester......

Alderley Edge Woodland Walk

13/10/2018 , 10.15am
Meet at Piccadilly train station at 10.15am for the 10.38am train or at Alderley Edge railway station at 11.15am.
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.

Teggs Nose Country Park Walk

21/10/2018 , 10.30am at Tesco
At either 10.30am under the clock tower at Tesco East Didsbury for car share OR meet at 11.30am at The Leathers Smithey, Clarke Lane, Langley, SK11 0NE (free car parking is available)
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 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.
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