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Canoe River Trip

  • Location     Artist Corner Car Park Matlock Bath, Derbyshire

  • Price £60pp          

  • 10% discount when 3 or more booking

  • Minimum age 13yrs

  • Allow 2hrs 15mins approx.


An awesome 4 mile canoe trip experience down the lovely River Derwent from Darley Bridge to Matlock Bath in the Peak District.

Suitable for teenagers to adults with good co-ordination required to get control of the canoes quickly on moving water.
After a thorough safety briefing we begin our descent of the river, practising some canoe skills at the start in order to negotiate moving water, rapids, under bridges and avoid those rocks!! ​

Its 2 people per canoe - max group size 5 people.

If an odd numbered group then one person will be in front of the instructors canoe.

Minimum age 13 with parent.

Hopefully a relatively dry trip, but capsizes do happen!!
Do arrive early for the afternoon session as parking at weekends school holidays gets very busy!!
This activity experience is subject to appropriate water levels being available.

Discounts apply for 3 or more people booking!!

NOTE - Others may be on this trip making a group size maximum of 5 people.

You will get your legs and feet wet, though capsizing does happen!


Meeting by the Peaks and Paddles vehicle in the Artist Corner Car Park at Matlock Bath.

We kit up before transporting in my vehicle to our start point where we find our canoes.

A full safety and instructional briefing before we jump on the river.

Once on the water we practice a few skills to ensure you are in control and able to stop!

First section of river moves quite quickly.

Middle section we can relax and enjoy the scenery before negotiating the rapids towards the end.

Once my trailer is loaded up you are free to go.

Alternative dates may be available for groups of 4+ please message me. 
Why not try our caving / abseiling / kayaking as well??

Whats Included

All Safety equipment including buoyancy aids, paddles, canoes, waterproof jackets.

What you Need
  • Warm Clothing Dress appropriately for the weather conditions.

  • Sun cream.

  • A change of clothes just in case!

  • Waterproof trousers if needed.

  • Drink - A full water bottle.

  • Other Money - Change for Car Park.

For a 50% refund your booking can be cancelled 30 days prior to the activity scheduled start date. cancelling within 30 days of the activity start date will result in loss of all money paid. Alternate dates may be able to be agreed at no additional cost, but this is not guaranteed or possible in all situations. Being late, unable to park, booking an inappropriate activity, will result in the activity starting without you or not going ahead at all with the loss of all money paid. Gift Vouchers are non refundable ever. Should Peaks and Paddles need to cancel for any reason - full refund or alternative date or activity offered where possible.

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