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Peaks and Paddles Outdoor Adventure

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Derbyshire Peak District National Park
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Peaks and Paddles Outdoor Adventure


Choose your outdoor adventure activity experience which can be tailored to suit your groups ability. All activities based primarily in the Matlock and Peak District area.

Canoe Trips – from family friendly canals to negotiating the rapids down the River Derwent. Learn to get control of your canoe and enjoy the countryside from it. All based nr Matlock.

Caving Trips – why not explore underground a labyrinth of cave or lead mine passageways hidden beneath your feet! Real adventure discovering how the cave or mine was formed whilst squeezing, scrambling or crawling your way through. Spot baby stalagmites and Stalactites too. From muddy and wet experiences to dry depending on location chosen.

Abseiling Trips -  Adrenaline guaranteed! Jump off the 80ft Millers Dale Bridge based half way between Bakewell and Buxton. Alternatively descend down a rock face nr Matlock – an exhilarating challenge in lowering yourself down to the floor safely at either location. (safety rope attached at all times!)

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Guide Prices

From £25pp to £55pp depending on activity.
Please see the website for more information on costings.

Opening Times

* Please see online activity calender at

Abseiling - (All Year)
Caving / Mineing - (All Year)
Family Adventure - (All Year)
Canoeing - (16th March - 10th November)


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