The Peak District National Park is a great place to try watersports and we offer both rafting and stand up paddle boards as regular activities. We’ve included some details on these below. Having said that, we can also arrange tubing, kayaking or raft building and so do contact us if you fancy one of these instead. Any of our watersports options are perfect as a group or family activity.
Our rafting sessions are a perfect introduction to watersports. You’ll be kitted up in suitable clothing and protective equipment and taught the key skills by one of our instructor team. Then its time – climb aboard your raft and down the beautiful River Derwent under the watchful eye of your expert guide. You’ll have to help your keep the raft heading in the right direction but the skills are easy to master and absolutely no prior experience is needed. We can also accept children as young as six for this activity.
Stand Up Paddleboarding is said to be the world’s fastest growing watersport and once you’ve tried it you will certainly know why. It might look difficult when you see people standing up and gliding themselves along, but it is actually very easy to master the key skills quickly and it is the perfect way to enjoy the water. It should also be noted that the name is a little misleading as, although people generally get to stand up quite easily, you can actually enjoy paddle boarding from a sitting or kneeling position and this is even easier to master. You’ll be able to explore once of our peaceful Peak District water ways under the guidance of a qualified instructor and all protective equipment is provided.
We can accept children as young as six for these activities and any of our watersports options can be fitted into a morning or afternoon so they are perfect to combine with another activity.