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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

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.

Illuminated Pub Walk

01/03/2018 , 6pm
Central Library outside front entrance, St Peter's Square, Manchester, M2 5PD.
An alternative view of the city.

Knutsford in the Spring

02/03/2018 , 12:15pm
Outside Knutsford Station on Toft Road, Toft Road, Knutsford.
Its Tatton, General Patton and the maddest architecture in the North-West.

Votes for Women Talk

07/03/2018 , 6:30pm
Central Library, St Peters Square, M2 5PD.
Industrial Gorton boasts one of the most beautiful (former) churches in the country; a world heritage site, no less- Gorton Monastery.

Victorian Slums and Squalor

11/03/2018 , 1pm
Victoria Railway Station, Underneath the historic tiled wall map, Manchester, M3 1WY.
Industrial Gorton boasts one of the most beautiful former churches in the country; a world heritage site, no less- Gorton Monastery.

Manchester Music Tour

11/03/2018 , 11am
Albert Square, Manchester, M2 4JW.
Youve heard the songs, seen the groups, played the record-now visit the sights and hear the stories where Manchester music history was made.

Monton and Worsley Woods Walk

11/03/2018 , 10am at tesco
Meet in the car park at Tesco, Parrrswood, East Didsbury, M20 5NP at 10am where we will be car sharing.
The walk starts from the bluebell hotel in monton, crosses the golf course and continues into Worsley woods.

Irish Manchester Walk

17/03/2018 , 2pm
Outside Oxford Road Railway Station, Station Approach, M1 6FU.
Industrial Gorton boasts one of the most beautiful (former) churches in the country; a world heritage site, no less- Gorton Monastery.

Lyme Park Walk and Lunch

18/03/2018 , 11am
Meet in the car park at Tesco, Parrrswood, East Didsbury, M20 5NP at 11am where we will be car sharing. or 12pm at Lyme Park.
A nice easy two hour walk around Lyme Park followed by Sunday Roast at the Rams Head in Disley.

Most Beautiful Buildings Walk

21/03/2018 , 1:30pm
Meeting outside Manchester Visitor Information Centre, One Piccadilly Gardens, City Centre, M1 1RG.
Forget that trip to Bath, Brighton or Barcelona when you can follow our guide around the streets of Manchester.

The Heaton Park Explorer

23/03/2018 , 11am
Victoria Station wallmap, Victoria Station Approach, Manchester, United Kingdom, M3 1PB.
Industrial Gorton boasts one of the most beautiful (former) churches in the country; a world heritage site, no less- Gorton Monastery.

Discover Broadheath Walk

24/03/2018 , 1pm
Outside Old Packet House Pub, 1 Navigation Road, WA14 1LW.
Industrial Gorton boasts one of the most beautiful (former) churches in the country; a world heritage site, no less- Gorton Monastery.

Manchester Bee Tour

24/03/2018 , 1:30pm
Manchester Town Hall steps, Albert Square, M2 5DB.
Industrial Gorton boasts one of the most beautiful (former) churches in the country; a world heritage site, no less- Gorton Monastery.

Dark Manchester Coach Tour

25/03/2018 , 11am
Albert Square, Manchester, M2 4JW.
The weirdest and most worrying coach tour youll ever go on.

Ancoats & Angel Meadow PubWalk

29/03/2018 , 6pm
Victoria Railway Station, by the historic wall map M3 1WY.
Amongst the once notorious Victorian slum of Angel Meadow, the ghosts of Scuttler gangs, philanthropy and regeneration, we’ll visit micro bars and pubs.

The Hacienda Years Music Walk

30/03/2018 , 6pm
HOME, Whitworth Street West, Manchester.
Forget Memphis and the Mersey, Manchester is Music City, a factory of superior song-making and stirring soundscapes.

Discover Manchester Walk Tour

31/03/2018 , 11am
Central Library outside front entrance, St Peter's Square, Manchester, M2 5PD.
An entertaining and knowledgeable guide will show you around the city centre, giving you a taste of the history, architecture and culture.

The Smiths Manchester

31/03/2018 , 2:30pm
Meeting outside Manchester Visitor Information Centre, One Piccadilly Gardens, City Centre, M1 1RG.
Sharper than the Beatles, funkier than the Stones, cleverer than the Who, funnier than Madness, more sensual than Kate Bush, better-looking than Jesus & Mary Chain.

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.
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