River Rafting in the Peak District - Thrilling River Derwent Adventure | HDK

Experience Adrenaline & Beauty on The River Derwent`

Half day
Minimum participants
Maximum participants
Discounts available
On bookings of 25+ people
At a glance

Professional rafting 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
Ideal for Stags
Ideal for Hens
More Activities On Site
Free Car Park
£69 per person
Ride the Rapids: Your Ultimate River Rafting Adventure in Matlock, Peak District

Epic River Rafting Adventures in The Heart of the Peak District

Prepare yourself for an enthralling river journey in the Peak District that you and your crew will talk about for ages. Our River Derwent rafting experience blends the sheer thrill of the rapids with the scenic charm of Derbyshire’s landscapes. With each twist and turn, you’ll be taken on a captivating ride that both challenges and delights.


Why River Rafting in the Peak District is Unmissable:

Stunning Scenery: Glide past the verdant rolling hills and marvel at the majestic views of the Derbyshire Peak District. The River Derwent, winding through 66 miles, offers an unmatched scenic backdrop that perfectly complements the adrenaline-packed adventure.

Tailored for Group Fun: This isn’t just another activity; it’s an experience. Perfect for stag, hen, and diverse group gatherings, our 8-seater rafts promise belly laughs, teamwork, and an opportunity to make lasting memories.


The Two-Part Derwent Adventure:

The Upper Section: Embark from Matlock into the serene waters. This calm stretch is your playground to bond, practice team manoeuvres, and enjoy Derbyshire’s beauty. Feel free to dive in for a refreshing swim or playfully toss your mates in for a shared chuckle on a hot day.

The Lower Section: Your skills will be put to the test as you navigate the Derwent rapids. Tackle challenges like the Town Falls and Flip Bridge. If your group seeks an even bigger thrill, we can elevate the experience, but be warned: your raft might take a thrilling flip!

A New Perspective of Matlock: Beyond the adventure, there’s beauty. Paddle through the Wind Tunnel, lift your gaze, and witness the rock climbers scaling the renowned High Tor Cliff. It’s Matlock as you’ve never seen before.

Safety and Guidance: Your safety is our priority. With seasoned instructors leading the way, even beginners will find comfort and excitement in the rafting journey. Our experts offer training, ensuring everyone has a fantastic time on the water.


Ideal for Stag & Hen Parties and Groups

There’s no better way to bond than tackling the waves together. Whether it’s a stag, hen, or any group looking for a unique get-together, our 8-seater rafts promise an experience filled with laughter, challenges, and the joy of accomplishment. Forget the usual sightseeing. With us, you’ll witness Matlock from an entirely new perspective, and one many don’t get to experience.

What’s Included:

Guided Rafting: Professionally-trained instructors who ensure you get the most out of your experience while keeping safety paramount.

Equipment: Top-notch river rafts and all necessary safety gear, including helmets, wetsuits, buoyancy vests and paddles.

Safety Briefing: Comprehensive introduction and safety guidelines before embarking on the journey to ensure everyone’s well-being.

Photography: Capture the thrill! We have designated spots to click your adventure, and we’ll be taking some awesome action shots of your group while you’re making your way down the river.

Transport: Shuttle service back to the starting point after the activity.


What to Bring With You:

Appropriate Attire: Wear comfortable, quick-drying clothes. Avoid cotton as it retains water. Swimwear is recommended as a base layer.

Footwear: Secure, closed-toed shoes that can get wet – water shoes or old trainers work best. Please avoid flip-flops.

Change of Clothes: A dry set of clothes and a towel for after the adventure.

Water Bottle: Stay hydrated!

Sun Protection: Waterproof sunscreen, sunglasses (with a securing strap) and a hat. Even on cloudy days, the sun can be intense.

Personal Medication: If you have personal medications (like inhalers or EpiPens), ensure you bring them along and inform the guide.

Waterproof Camera: If you want to capture your own moments. Remember, your equipment is your responsibility, so consider a securing strap or floatation device.

A Sense of Adventure: Most importantly, come with an open heart and a willingness to embrace the thrill!


Book Your River Rafting Adventure Today

The River Derwent is more than just a river; it’s an invitation to adventure, laughter, and exploration. So, why wait? Dive into an unforgettable river rafting experience with us, and leave with stories that’ll be the highlight of any gathering. Join us and feel the joy of the splash, the rush of the rapids, and the thrill of an adventure amidst the awe-inspiring beauty of the Peak District and Derbyshire. Secure your spot now, and let’s make memories!

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All the fun with no drama

Early December we undertook a stag do booked through Hard Days Knight (HDK). Greg and the team there made the whole experience as easy and seamless as possible, helping us book amazing accommodation in Belper for 13 people and then finding us fantastic activities to fill the stag. Greg was a pleasure to wok with being friendly and understanding as our plans shifted around a bit and organised a shooting experience and pub tour for the stag both of which went down amazingly. The shooting experience as a fun filled morning of competition and laughs then the pub tour took us to some fantastic pubs, with great choices of beer and food. We'd all be happy to do the tour again and see what other pubs Greg would find for us! Through HDK we had transport to and from the activities sorted and it made the weekend flow so smoothly. I can't thank HDK enough for making it such an easy experience and I'd recommend them to anyone looking to organise a Stag or similar event. Thank you so much :)

December 2023

First of all would love to say thank you to greg and the team from the start right up to the end they was always helpful and never to busy to help. We booked a stag weekend with them that consisted with a log cabin, quad biking and a zombie experience the whole group had an amazing time so much that we are now looking at doing it yearly (after convincing the wives). So Thank you to HDK for an amazing stag weekend that was planned by yourselves. Ben

October 2023

I used HDK for my sisters hen do. If you want hassle free please and organisation, use Hard Days Knight was effortless . I just picked where and when and what activities we wanted and it was all organised for us. Very very helpful and accommodating couldn’t do enough, was a pleasure. Answered any questions kept in touch.

September 2023