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River Rafting in the Peak District

Duration
Half day
Minimum participants
4
Maximum participants
40
Discounts available
On bookings of 15+ 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

Facilities
Wet Suits Provided
Safety Helmets Provided
Ideal for Stags
Ideal for Hens
More Activities On Site
Free Car Park
From
£64 per person
River Rafting in the heart of the Peak District.

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.

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April 2022


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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