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Canoeing trip

We had a full day canoeing, spending the morning learning techniques on the Cromford canal and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cath G
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Just the best fun

Literally just back from a long weekend when we used the services of Chris for a morning caving and... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
mgrt09
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Peaks and Paddles offer outdoor adventure activities for small adult groups or the whole family. offering Canoe River Trips, Underground Caving adventures to Abseiling of Rocks or an 80ft bridge!
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Chesterfield DE4 2GS, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a full day canoeing, spending the morning learning techniques on the Cromford canal and the afternoon on the river. We were complete novices and can fully recommend this package. Chris is an excellent instructor with a perfect mix of humour, patience and expertise....More

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Chris A, Owner at Peaks and Paddles - Private Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Many thanks for your review Cath - it is appreciated. Thanks very much - Chris

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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Literally just back from a long weekend when we used the services of Chris for a morning caving and a morning canoeing. This guy is great, we will use him again and again. He is really well equipped, explains things in an easy to follow...More

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Chris A, Owner at Peaks and Paddles - Private Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Really pleased you enjoyed yourselves. Many thanks for your review of Peaks and Paddles. Hope to see you again in the future. Kind Regards Chris A

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Two of our party were apprehensive about doing the abseil at first. I have to say Chris was brilliant at putting them at ease. It was great to see their confidence grow and we all had a fantastic experience. Would highly recommend Chris, very professional...More

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Chris A, Owner at Peaks and Paddles - Private Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Many thanks for your review. Really pleased you enjoyed yourselves. Cheers Chris A

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Fabulous Canoeing trip down the beautiful Derwent River near Matlock. Chris was very understanding and spent time reassuring my nervous daughter who got a little jittery when the boat rocked. With his help and careful tuition we made it down the river without incident. Chris...More

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Chris A, Owner at Peaks and Paddles - Private Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Many thanks for your review. Pleased you all enjoyed yourselves. Be great to see you all again. Thanks

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Chris took my two children (12 and 8) on an afternoon caving trip near Eyam. We were well equipped - knee pads definitely required given amount of crawling required. Kids fell asleep in car back so were pushed despite having fun. I particularly liked how...More

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Chris A, Owner at Peaks and Paddles - Private Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you very much for your review it is appreciated. Great to hear everyone enjoyed themselves. Thank you Chris A

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Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

We had a brilliant afternoon's abseiling with Chris. We were a group of four adults, none of whom had ever abseiled before. Chris was fantastic: He was calm, encouraging & patient. He made everyone feel I'm completely safe and able to tackle even the scariest...More

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Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent trip. Exactly the right level of instruction for 16yr old, 20yr old and their mum (me). We all had a brilliant time and would definitely recommend Chris.

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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We had a two hour session canoeing along the Cromford Canal with the family of two adults and three kids. Our son has Aspergers so it's fair to say we were probably quite challenging for Chris to handle, but he did a great job with...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Had a fantastic monring abseiling and scrabbling at Black Rocks with Chris. Not many things my son's not too embarrassed to do with his 'ancient mum' nowadays, but this was somehting we were both able to enjoy. Not bad for someone scared of heights -...More

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Chris A, Owner at Peaks and Paddles - Private Outdoor Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2016

Many thanks for your review. Very pleased you have enjoyed your experience. Look forward to seeing you again. Chris A

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Reviewed 24 September 2016

Chris took 4 of us out Canoeing, was very patient with us despite my complete lack of canoeing ability... and even more so when one of our group who thought he had canoe ability managed to capsize (by ignoring Chris' warnings and trying to do...More

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