Explore River Derwent, England on a Raft Adventure

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About This Rafting Experience

Enjoy River Derwent, England by raft!

Jump aboard for a truly unique experience!

The River Derwent travels 66 miles originating in Bleaklow in the heart of the Peak District flowing through to Shadlow Nottingham where it exits into the River Trent. The section you will raft covers 4.5 miles of Derwent water between Darley Dale and Matlock Bath, we have spit this section of the river into two parts, the upper and lower.

The Upper Section:

After setting off from the Square and Compass pub, you'll find yourself paddling through beautiful Derbyshire countryside. Rolling hills give way to the rivers many twists and turns if the weather's good you'll have the opportunity to jump in and float next to the raft to cool off.

This upper section provides a great opportunity to practice working as a team before tackling the lower.

The Lower Section:

Small grade whitewater will keep you entertained as you take on rapids named Town Falls and Flip Bridge. If you are feeling brave we can amp up excitement levels; in certain circumstances, this sometimes results in your raft flipping upside down.

The scenery on the lower section is stunning and offers a great opportunity to experience Matlock from a different angle. As you paddle through the Wind Tunnel, you'll find yourself looking up at the famous High Tor Cliff (count the climbers) an incredible view of this magnificent landmark.

At the end of your river trip, our transport will take you back to the Square and Compass pub in time for some great homemade pub grub.


  • River Derwent: £45 per person per trip
  • River Dee: £75 per person per trip

Raft Guide Training Course:

  • £215 per person


  • Type: Rafting
  • Capacity: 7 People
  • Rental Minimum: 1 hour

Rental Requirements

  • The minimum group size is 4 and the maximum is 40.
  • The maximum people per raft is 7 (this does not include your guide)
  • The age limit is 6 and the maximum weight is 127 kg.


  • Discount of 10% available for student for Raft Guide Training course.


  • Life jackets/required safety gear

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