Professional rafting Instructors to ensure your upmost safety
Wetsuit hire and helmets all year round
Free transport back to the starting point
Finishes at a great country pub
Located in pretty Peak District countryside
This is one of our most popular activities. Water rafting in the Peak District is a really scenic yet exciting activity. Then come river rafting in the stunning countryside this area is famous for. This is a belter for all type of groups, whatever your reason for getting together.
Jump aboard our river rafts based by the River Derwent in the Peak District. This will be an experience you won’t forget.
We’ve got lots of 8 seater rafts just waiting to put a big daft grin on your faces.
The River Derwent winds through 66 miles in the heart of the Peak District, flowing through to Shadlow where it exits into the River Trent. You’ll be rafting through 4.5 miles of Derwent water between Darley Dale and Matlock Bath. To keep things interesting we’ve split this section into two parts as follows
The Upper Section
After setting off from the nearby pub your group will be water rafting through stunning the Derbyshire Peak District. You’ll be rewarded by sights of the rolling hills that give way to the rivers many twists and turns.
This section provides a decent chance to practice working as a team before having a crack at the lower half.
Hot day? Fancy cooling off? Go ahead – jump in and float next to the raft for a bit. Have a swim, or chuck one of your mates in. Belly laugh stuff.
The Lower Section
This is where get to take on the Derwent rapids. Small grade whitewater means you need to stay sharp as you take on rapids named Town Falls and Flip Bridge. The skills we’ve taught you in the upper section will now be put to the test.
Feeling brave?? We can ramp up the adrenaline and in certain circumstances this sometimes results in your raft flipping upside down.
Gorgeous scenery awaits, you won’t have seen Matlock from THIS angle before. 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.
At the end of your river trip our transport will take you back to the pub in time for some great homemade pub fayre (if that tickles your fancy?)
The pub can also offer you the use of its showers if you fancy getting cleaned up after the activity, and there may be a small charge for this. We recommend booking this with the pub directly once you’ve made your booking.