If we were meant to stay in one place, we'd have roots instead of feet.
Are you arranging a hen weekend for a lady who could give Lara Croft a run for her money? Add Sheffield Caving to her hen do, and prepare to be thrilled! Steel City is a fantastic location for a girl who likes to get out in the great outdoors. It's got the big-city lifestyle nailed at night time, and its close proximity to the Peak District means you get natural beauty on tap during the day.
Beneath the Castleton/Hathersage area of the Peaks, an underground world lies waiting... Unchanged for millions of years, it's a magical, mysterious kingdom filled with stalactites, stalagmites, and really tight spots! Do you dare strap on the cave light and vanish into a dark universe? You'll forge your way through subterranean waters, squeeze and wriggle through tiny openings, and discover cavernous places of imposing beauty!
Adventure is the spice of life.
As well as the excitement of wandering through new places, there's another aspect of caving that makes it perfect for a Sheffield hen do. Quiet. The underground world is eerily silent, free from the noise pollution we take for granted in our towns and cities. The only sounds are your breathing, the swish and rustle of your overalls, and the noise of far-off streams. After a while, the darkness and silence becomes meditative, and can be a really calming influence. No wedding worries will survive!
Are you ready for a real adventure? Get into protective gear, and follow these friendly instructors into a completely new world.
In a nutshell:
- Sheffield Caving
- Castleton/Hathersage area of the Peaks
- Experienced instructors
- Full protective gear including helmet and cave torch
- Bring a complete change of clothes and shoes, and a towel
- Wear clothes and shoes that you don't mind getting wet and dirty