Need to recover from some Saturday night shenanigans? Join us on a relaxing Sunday walk!
Social Circle brings together people just like you looking to meet others in Manchester to share fun activities and experiences. Your friendly host will personally welcome you to ease any nerves and text you on the day. Don't worry if you're coming on your own - so is everyone else!
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.
Calling all walkers: How would you like to explore some of the best walking routes in the Manchester area and meet new people at the same time?
If you live and work in Manchester, then you may have heard that breathtaking countryside and beauty spots can be found within easy reach of the city centre. Come walking with Social Circle to explore some of the best walking routes in the area , and meet some new people along the way.
The Route: Nelson Pit to Lyme Park Circular
This walk visits the estate of Lyme Park where red deer may be spotted alongside the moorland paths.
At Nelson Pit, where the route begins, the miners worked 400 feet underground, and in 1870 would have earned £1.95 for a five and a half day week. Mount Vernon Wharf was used to load coal onto horse drawn barges. A tubway ran from Anson Pit over the bridge adjacent to the Nelson Pit car park.
The Macclesfield Canal, which we cross, was opened in 1831. In its heyday the barges carried coal, stone, bales of cotton and silk. The collieries used 14 horses to pull coal barges along the canal. Note the old sign, “Great Central Railway” on the right as you cross the bridge.
Lyme was originally a Tudor house. It was transformed by the Venetian architect Leoni into an Italianate palace and is one of the largest houses in Cheshire. Lyme was used in the BBC’s “Pride and Prejudice”.
Looking down on Lyme Park’s house and gardens is The Cage, which was built in the 1520s as a hunting tower to observe the movements of the deer. It was later used to imprison poachers overnight before being taken next day to the forest court at Macclesfield. During the Second World War the Home Guard used the Cage as a lookout point. On a good day it is possible to see the Welsh Coast from the Cage.
We will be walking at a steady pace, its easy with a few inclines in places for 6 miles in total.
After the walk we will head to the Boar’s Head for a scrumptious & well deserved Sunday Lunch, see their Sunday menu here.
Venue the meeting link HERE.
What our members say:
"Thanks for a wonderful walk around Dunham Massey. It was a beautiful sunny day. Ee took our time and we met and fed the deer. Perfect!" Nic
"I decided it was time to start getting active again. The easy pace and distances coupled with the promise of sunday lunch had me sign up for Social Circle straight away. As a bonus, I got a 10 day pass to my local gym too." Dave