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River Derwent Canoe Trip - Peak District

  • Location Matlock
  • Price from £55.00
  • Canoeing & Kayaking
  • Multi-activity
  • Learn new skills
  • Adrenaline fix
  • Epic challenge


Summer holiday dates are now fixed - If you can not book the date you want it is unavailable due to the high demand. Thank you.

An awesome 4 mile canoe trip experience down the lovely River Derwent from Darley Bridge to Matlock Bath in the Peak District. Suitable for teenagers to adults with good co-ordination required to get control of the canoes quickly on moving water.
After a thorough safety briefing we begin our descent of the river, practising some canoe skills at the start in order to negotiate moving water, rapids, under bridges and avoid those rocks!! ​ Its 2 people per canoe - max group size 5 people. If an odd numbered group then one person will be in front of the instructors canoe. Minimum age 13 with parent. Hopefully a relatively dry trip, but capsizes do happen!!
Do arrive early for the afternoon session as parking at weekends school holidays gets very busy!!
This activity experience is subject to appropriate water levels being available.
Discounts apply for 3 or more people booking!!
Alternative dates available for groups of 4. Why not try our underground lead mine adventure or abseiling as well??
NOTE - Others may be on this trip making a group size maximum of 5 people.


Meeting by the Peaks and Paddles vehicle in the Artist Corner Car Park at Matlock Bath. We kit up before transporting in my vehicle to our start point where we find our canoes. A full safety and instructional briefing before we jump on the river. Once on the water we practice a few skills to ensure you are in control and able to stop! Middle section we can relax and enjoy the scenery before negotiating the rapids towards the end. Once my trailer is loaded up you are free to go.

This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:

  • Families

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Effort Level

You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough


    What's included

  • Transportation We use my vehicle to travel to the start point.
  • Equipment All safety equipment, including - Bouancy aids, Helmets, Waterproof Jackets, Canoes, Paddles
  • Other There are no toilets or changing rooms.

    What you'll need

  • Warm Clothing Warm old clothes including footwear should be worn. A complete set of clothes including a towel should be left in your car.
  • Food snack
  • Drink Full water bottle
  • Other Please bring a face covering for being transported in my vehicle. Please have money for parking in case the machine is not taking card payment.


Custom Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 30 days before the activity is scheduled to start. Alternate dates may be able to be agreed at no additional cost, but this is not guaranteed.
Cancelling last minute and rebooking will incur an additional £40 charge for any reason - covid / sick / broken ankle etc
Should Peaks and Paddles need to cancel for any reason - full refund or alternative date offered.




Peaks and Paddles

Peaks and Paddles

Peaks and Paddles is the experience provider for River Derwent Canoe Trip - Peak District