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Family Canoeing on Derwent

A fantastic morning with Chris canoeing down the Derwent. Chris covered all safety aspects before... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
lee s
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Mildenhall, United Kingdom
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Canoeing down the Derwent .

2 adults and 4 teenagers took 3 canadian canoes down the river Derwent for a few hours under the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Frank M
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Grantham, England, United Kingdom
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Outdoor adventure activities for the whole family. Canoe River Trips and flat water canoe adventures. Underground caving adventure. 80ft abseiling. Please check out the website for more information.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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3 Lime Grove, Matlock DE4 2GS, England
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+44 7896 912871
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic morning with Chris canoeing down the Derwent. Chris covered all safety aspects before we started and was very supportive as we were complete beginners. We really enjoyed the canoeing experience and would highly recommend Peaks and Paddles (Chris) for anyone looking for a...More

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Chris A, Owner at Peaks and Paddles Outdoor Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review. It is appreciated.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

2 adults and 4 teenagers took 3 canadian canoes down the river Derwent for a few hours under the expert eye of Chris the instructor . He was very calm and clear in his instructions and gave us all lots of encouragment in the different...More

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Chris A, Owner at Peaks and Paddles Outdoor Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review, it is appreciated. Really pleased you all enjoyed your time on the river.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chris expertly navigated me and my family down the river from Darley Bridge. We had an awesome time, so much fun and excitement! It couldn't have rained much more though that didn't matter a bit. We were quite new to canoeing yet with Chris' expert...More

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Chris A, Owner at Peaks and Paddles Outdoor Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It was a little damp!! - that's for sure. Glad you all enjoyed yourselves. Thank you for the review

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had two great activities with Chris, one abseiling at Millers Dale Bridge and one caving at Matlock. It was the first time our eight year old daughter had experienced anything like this and she loved it! Chris was brilliant and ensured that she had...More

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Chris A, Owner at Peaks and Paddles Outdoor Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review it is appreciated. Pleased you all enjoyed yourselves. Hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 30 July 2018

We purchased this as a 9th birthday present for my Grandson. I don't know who enjoyed themselves more. the kids or us! Chris gave some great instruction to start with and we were soon underway. The scenery was great, as was the wildlife (we spotted...More

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Chris A, Owner at Peaks and Paddles Outdoor Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Many thanks for your review - pleased you all enjoyed yourselves. Hope to see you all again in the future.

Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

A very wet morning - but that did not stop the children having a fabulous time. All nine children managed to abseil thanks to the positive encouragement from Chris. The children say that Chris was very accommodating and friendly and that it was better than...More

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Chris A, Owner at Peaks and Paddles Outdoor Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thank you very much for your review - it is appreciated. It was a shame it was extremely wet! They all achieved so much. Hope to see you all again in the future.

Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Thanks Chris for a lovely morning, excellent instruction, all round great fun. Would recommend to anyone 😁

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Chris A, Owner at Peaks and Paddles Outdoor Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Many thanks for your review Jill, it is very much appreciated. Pleased you enjoyed yourselves.

Reviewed 5 April 2018

My 2 sons aged 12 and 14 had a fantastic mornings climb at Windgather rocks on Good Friday.Many thanks to Chris for his help,humour ,encouragement and patience.The boys had different levels of experience but Chris managed to get the best out of both of them.Would...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Great experience. Purchased this for my son's 10th birthday and my 43rd. Chris was a really good guide, very knowledgeable and gave us all the encouragement we needed. If you sign up for this expect to get wet.

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Chris A, Manager at Peaks and Paddles Outdoor Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Many thanks for your review It is appreciated. Cheers Chris

Reviewed 31 March 2018

Had an absolutely awesome time with my two boys, 10 and 12, in the Carlswalk Cave system. Chris was the ultimate professional right from the start. We met at 1.30 and he kitted us out with everything we needed for the adventure. He first took...More

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Chris A, Owner at Peaks and Paddles Outdoor Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Many thanks for your review it is appreciated. Really pleased you all enjoyed yourselves. Thanks Chris A

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Becky H
28 July 2018|
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Response from Chris A | Property representative |
HI Becky, If you Canoe has bouancy bags / blocks fitted then I’m happy if it’s water tight. I would still be charging you the same though whether it’s your canoe or mine you use. Check out the website peaksandpaddles and get... More
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