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River Kayaking in the Peak District

Half day
Minimum participants
Maximum participants
Discounts available
On bookings of 15+ people
At a glance

Professional kayaking Instructors to ensure your upmost safety
Bouyancy aids
Wetsuit hire and helmets all year round
Free transport back to the starting point
Located in pretty Peak District countryside

Wet Suits Provided
Safety Helmets Provided
Good Pub Close By
Ideal for Stags
Ideal for Hens
More Activities On Site
Free Car Park
£64 per person
River Kayaking in the heart of the Peak District.

Kayaking in the Peak District is a cracker of an activity for hen do’s, stag parties, groups of friends and families visiting Derbyshire and the Peak District.

Jump aboard our river kayaks based by the River Derwent in the Peak District. Your group are going to really love this. We’ve got lots of 2 seater kayaks that are purpose built for watery fun.

The River Derwent winds through 66 miles in the heart of the Peak District. You’ll be kayaking through 4.5 miles of Derwent water between Darley Dale and Matlock Bath. This section is split into two parts, as follows

The Upper Section
After meeting in the nearby pub car park, your group will be kayaking through some of the finest countryside Derbyshire has to offer. Catch sight of the rolling hills that give way to the rivers many twists and turns.

This section gives a good chance to practice working with your kayak partner before taking on the lower half. Get ready – things are going to get very interesting from here on.

The Lower Section
This is where you get to take on the Derwent rapids. Stay sharp through the low grade whitewater as you take on the rapids named Flip Bridge and Town Falls.

Feeling brave? We can ramp up the adrenaline if you like – get it wrong and you’re in with the fishes.

Only a few get to see Matlock from this unique and very pretty viewpoint. While you’re paddling through the Wind Tunnel you get the chance to look up at the famous High Tor Cliff where you can spot the rock climbers.

As you come into Matlock Bath expect to see lots of people being entertained by your antics on the bridges and riverside walkways.

At the end of your river trip our mini bus transport will take you back to the pub where we started.


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Massive thanks to Greg and HDK for organising a great stag weekend. Greg was easy to deal with, understood our needs and made everything seamless from the accommodation to the activities and pub crawl. Highly recommended!

April 2022

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April 2022

My immense thanks to Greg and Hard Days Knight for organising me a fantastic stag do 25-27 March 2022. Unlike some of the national stag do agencies, HDK offer a personal service and really know the detail of all of the activities they offer and on the accomodation options. Greg was an absolute pleasure to deal with, nothing was too much and no question too silly. I really felt assured that I was in great hands with someone who put my mind at rest that they knew what they were doing, and the proof really was in the pudding, as all 15 of my group had a fantastic time.

March 2022