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Members arrange a wide variety of social events for the MAD Walkers. If you'd like to host an event, please visit the submission page.

Regular pub socials are held on the 1st Wednesday at Knott Bar, Deansgate.

Apart from the regular pub socials, and certain other events, priority on attending most social events is given to members of MAD Walkers - for full details see our Inclusion Policy

Historical Socials



Friday 6th April 2018: Karaoke


Jon Flitney


A chance to stretch the vocal chords! An evening of karaoke at Lucky Voice in Tiger Tiger. A private pod for 10 people has been booked.


Please email to book a place. Cost is £11 per person and place secured when payment made to the MAD bank account (details will be provided).


Meet at 7.30pm with karaoke pod booked from 8pm to 11pm. Lucky Voice, Tiger Tiger, The Printworks, Withy Grove, M4 2BS.

Saturday 14th April 2018: Calder Valley Rail Ale Trail


Lee Hesselden & Stephen Jones


Join us for an evening along the Calder Valley railway line. Starting at Dewsbury, we’ll slowly make our way back to Manchester Victoria stopping at a selection of West Yorkshire’s (and possibly one of Lancashire’s) best real ale pubs all in close proximity to their respective railway stations. All the pubs we intend to visit feature in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide 2018 (we’ve included some extracts from the guide below) and there are plenty of options for grabbing a bite to eat enroute. We may not run to schedule so we’ll be posting our progress on the Group’s Facebook page should you wish to join us part way through.

Dewsbury: West Riding Refreshment Rooms (start)

Multi award-winning pub in a Grade-II-listed station building. The excellent range of nine real ales always include a dark beer. Real cider is sold, as well as a selection of speciality bottled beers.

Dewsbury to Brighouse – 16:42 - 17:00

Brighouse: Market Tavern (5 min walk)

A single-story former butcher’s shop has been transformed into a micropub. Seating is available in the bar, in a small snug by the entrance, and in an outside drinking area. At least one dark beer is sold at all times. Real ciders include Thirsty Cross and one other which varies.

Brighouse to Sowerby Bridge – 18:00 - 18:09

Sowerby Bridge: Jubilee Refreshment Rooms (at the station)

Located in the only surviving part of the 1876 station building with walls adorned with interesting railway and brewery related memorabilia, this bar serves three changing local beers.

Sowerby Bridge to Mytholmroyd – 19:09 - 19:15

Mytholmroyd: Dusty Miller (3 min walk)

Built in 1760, this former coaching inn has a rich history, mainly associated with the Cragg Vale Coiners who reputedly held regular meetings here.

Mytholmroyd to Hebden Bridge – 20:09 - 20:12

Hebden Bridge: Calan’s Micropub (10 min walk)

Calderdale’s first micropub is an intimate, friendly and welcome experience. Five rotating ales, mainly from Northern microbreweries, are complemented by cider.

Hebden Bridge to Littleborough – 21:26 - 21:43

Littleborough: Red Lion (3 min walk)

Detached stone-built pub, nestling between the railway and canal, yet far older than both. There are four distinct rooms, each different in character. Up to six guest beers supplement the two regulars and the house beer from Phoenix. German and Belgian lagers and beers are sold on draught, plus traditional ciders from Thatchers and Westons.

Littleborough to Manchester Victoria – 22:43 - 23:07


Just turn up!


For those not on the walk during the day, join us in the West Riding Refreshment Rooms at Dewsbury train station - we’re aiming to be at the pub from around 15:30.

Friday 20th July 2018: Lancashire v Yorkshire T20 Cricket


Alex Laver


Social to go and watch one of the biggest cricket matches in the world, Lancashire vs Yorkshire!! 

Always a fantastic atmosphere and tickets have been bought for the "Party Stand".

If you've never been to a cricket match, then I can guarantee you will have a great night.

( Yorkshire walkers will be welcome :-P )


Tickets are £25.75.

I have 10 tickets so please e-mail to reserve a ticket. I will then send you payment details.


Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Talbot Rd, Stretford, Manchester M16 0PX

Match starts at 18.30.

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