River Kayaking in the Peak District - Stag & Hen Adventures in Derbyshire | HDK

Dive into Derbyshire's Beauty: Kayak the River Derwent

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
Derbyshire's River Derwent: The Ultimate Kayaking Journey for Stag & Hen Parties

Unleash Adventure with Peak District Kayaking: The Ultimate Derbyshire Experience

Why Derbyshire’s River Kayaking is a Must-Do:
Dive into the heart of the Peak District with a kayaking escapade that’s perfect for stag parties, hen do’s, friend groups, and families visiting Derbyshire. Immerse yourself in nature, test your paddling skills, and create memories to last a lifetime!


Embark on a Journey along the River Derwent:
Set out from the iconic River Derwent in the Peak District. We promise an experience that your group will rave about for years to come. Jump into our specially designed 2-seater kayaks, crafted explicitly for aquatic adventures and exhilarating rides.


Traverse 66 Miles of Nature’s Best, 4.5 Miles at a Time:
The majestic River Derwent stretches across 66 scenic miles of the Peak District. Your thrilling adventure will take you through an immersive 4.5-mile stretch between Darley Dale and Matlock Bath, segmented into two unforgettable sections:

The Upper Derwent Exploration:
Kickstart your adventure from a local pub’s parking lot, then delve deep into Derbyshire’s splendid countryside. Glide beneath the sprawling hills and navigate the river’s playful bends. This initial segment offers an excellent opportunity to sync up with your kayaking partner, honing your skills for the more challenging waters ahead. Excitement is about to notch up!

The Daring Descent of the Lower Derwent:
Brace yourself for the legendary Derwent rapids! Maintain your focus through the exhilarating low-grade whitewater, tackling iconic challenges like the Flip Bridge and Town Falls. For the bold-hearted, we offer a heightened adrenaline surge. But be wary – a wrong move and the fishes might just get a new playmate!


One of the route’s gems is the unique view of Matlock. As you navigate the “Wind Tunnel,” don’t forget to raise your eyes to the renowned High Tor Cliff, where avid rock climbers showcase their prowess. The journey concludes in Matlock Bath, where cheerful onlookers from bridges and pathways might just cheer on your riveting display.

Relax and Recharge:
Once the adventure concludes, our trusty mini-bus awaits, ready to transport you back to where the journey began.


What’s Included:

Guided Kayaking Experience: Expert guidance throughout your adventure to ensure safety, enjoyment, and a memorable experience.
Specialised Equipment: Our top-of-the-line 2-seater kayaks, are designed for both fun and safety.
Safety Gear: Helmets, life vests, waterproofs and paddles, ensuring your safety remains our top priority.
Transportation: Convenient mini-bus transport to take you back to the starting point after your kayaking adventure.
Memorable Snapshots: Capture the day’s excitement with group photos at key spots. We’ll also be taking some action shots of your group as you make your way down the river.
Local Insights: Learn more about the River Derwent, its history, and the surrounding areas of the Peak District and Derbyshire.


What to Bring with You:

Appropriate Attire: Lightweight, quick-drying clothing suitable for water activities. Avoid cotton as it remains wet and can get chilly. Swimwear is ideal.
Sturdy Footwear: Closed-toed water shoes or old trainers. Avoid flip-flops or open sandals.
Change of Clothes: Bring a dry set for after the adventure, ensuring you remain comfortable.
Waterproof Bag: For personal items like wallets, keys, and phones. While we strive for a dry journey, water splashes are part of the fun!
Towel: To dry off after the ride.
Sun Protection: Waterproof sunscreen, hats, and UV-protective sunglasses.
Water Bottle: Stay hydrated!
Snacks: Energy bars or light snacks for added energy if needed.
Personal Medication: If you require any personal medication, e.g., inhalers, EpiPens, please bring them with you.
Positive Attitude: Be prepared for fun, laughter, and a splash or two!

Gear up for an unforgettable adventure on the River Derwent! We can’t wait to have you onboard.

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Visited here last weekend, superb place very spacious, amazing property's on offer lovely views. Activities on offer are vast and there's so much to do we opted for karting and shooting and it didn't disappoint. We spent hours using the full sized pool table and the bedrooms were lovely and clean, if you want an all inclusive weekend away whether it's a stag do or any other gathering then this is ideal and when there's up to 12 people or even less if represents great value for money for what you get, thanks guys. James and the lads.

March 2023

We went through Greg from HDK to help us organise a stag do for 13 lads in the Peak District. Straight from the off Greg was extremely accommodating and friendly, happy to help with all (a lot) of our questions. The activity day was a real highlight and exceeded my expectations, so a massive thank you Greg and the team for booking that and to all the guys who ran the activities. Brilliant all round. Thomas S.

March 2023

Amazing service from Greg at HDK. The snow thwarted our hen do plans at the last minute but Greg very diligently found us an alternative activity for no extra charge. He was communicative and available to talk whenever was needed and I couldn’t have asked for a better service! 10/10 would recommend. Emma G.

March 2023