SAVE £10 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.
Social Circle brings together people just like you looking to meet others in Manchester to share fun activities and experiences. Steve 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!
Distance: 5 Miles
Grade: Easy, couple of inclines.
Steve welcomes you to ease yourself out of lock-down with this gentle walk along the River Mersey finishing at Heaton Mersey Common.
Starting at the Parrs Wood Cinema Complex Car park, we will take a short walk to join the River Mersey. Walking along this easy path, taking in our beautiful local surroundings, passing the horses and maybe see the local rare Branded Demoiselle Damselfly.
We will then take a left to walk through Mersey Vale Nature Park up to Heaton Mersey Park, voted one of the 6 best views of Manchester by the Manchester Evening News...that is before the trees overgrew haha.
We then cross over to Heaton Mersey Common through the woodland and wild flower meadow to the Large Pond to say hello to the ducks. We then exit to a short walk back to where we started.
This is an easy walk on good paths and banks but we would still recommend good walking footwear.
Walks and Rambles Update: We are now allowed to meet in groups of up to 6 unrelated people in outdoor situations. With this in mind, we are re-starting our leisure walks and hikes programme. This will mean that we can only have 5 on each walk (the 6th will be the walk leader) but it’s a start.
Is it safe? Following government guidelines by maintaining social distancing and keeping numbers within recommended limits. We will carefully choose the walks in terms of routes and start locations to avoid busy areas. Your safety and well-being are of paramount importance to Social Circle, so we want you to enjoy yourself whilst staying safe and avoiding any risks as much as possible.
What to Bring? A bottle of water and a smile.
Hope you can join us.
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