The charity hike through the Peak District was set to take place tonight but has been deemed unsafe to go ahead.

Chloe Quinn, Chair of Sheffield RAG, said: “ultimately the weather has been too unforgiving.

“Most of our route was in an amber warning flood zone.

“The Students’ Union fundraising coordinator was working all afternoon with the Union’s health and safety team to see if there was a possible solution.

“We hope that our new date will have much better weather and will give us the opportunity to make the walk a much more enjoyable experience for everyone than it would have been today”.

Lucy Coull, Community Fundraising Coordinator at Sheffield RAG said: “The wellbeing of our stewards and participants is our number one priority.

“We are deeply sorry for any inconvenience that this change causes.”

The 13-mile hike is run annually in aid of charities local to Sheffield.

Participants will be told the new date of the event on Monday.