Following the overwhelming response to a weekend of sell-out tours offered as part of the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival and Festival of the Outdoors back in March, the Sheaf and Porter Rivers Trust is now giving curious urban adventurers more opportunity to explore the hidden rivers of downtown Sheffield.

Sheffield is home to more than 150 miles of rivers and streams, but few people are aware of the expansive network of rivers that flow beneath the city.

In the company of experienced YHA caving guides, learn about the history, biodiversity and future of these mysterious and sometimes unintentionally beautiful places, on an Urban Caving Tour underneath the city.

Over 30 tours are being offered offered in July, running at 10am, 12 noon, 2pm and 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays, starting on Saturday 6 July. Subject to demand more tours may be available in August.

Tickets for the tours are available to book online now, priced £16 each. Each tour will take a maximum of 15 people. Subject to conditions on the day, tours will aim to reach the infamous ‘Megatron’ culvert section in Castlegate.

Book a July tour from the links below:
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The newly established Sheaf and Porter Rivers Trust was set up earlier this year and are dedicated to putting the Sheaf back in Sheffield (as well as the Porter Brook), joining a strong community of conservation organisations in The Outdoor City.

The tours are just one activity the trust is planning to deliver. Other key initiatives will include river clean-ups, promoting the de-culverting and re-naturalisation of the rivers and fundraising for key projects.

For more information on the Sheaf and Porter Rivers Trust visit:




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