The activities are rated between 1 (low) and 4 (high) to help you choose the best activities to meet your aims.

Discover Canoeing

Adults canoeing along a river

Minimum age: Year 5 (9 years old)
Led by: A qualified instructor

Try canoeing on the Cromford canal – a good venue to learn some skills under the guidance of one of our instructors and go on a short journey along the canal in beautiful countryside.

Ratings

Team working

Unless people work well together the boat simply won’t go the right way!

Skills

Learn fundamental canoeing skills.

Knowledge

Learn about the local environment and the history of canoeing.

Personal challenge

The prospect of getting wet if you get it wrong makes the activity a bit challenging at times.

Physical activity

Surprisingly active for a sport you do sitting down!

Accessibility

There’s vehicle access to within 20m of the canal.

Adventure Canoeing

Adventure canoeing in the Peak District

Minimum age: Year 9 (13 years old)
Led by: A qualified instructor

A journey down a moving river, through the beautiful Peak District, over some achievable rapids.

Ratings

Team working

Working together is key to safely navigating the river and hopefully staying dry!

Skills

Learn how to control a canoe on moving water.

Knowledge

Learn about rivers and how they are formed.

Personal challenge

It can be daunting to paddle down the moving and dynamic river where a small mistake can result in you swimming.

Physical activity

Getting the boats to and from the river and paddling down it certainly use some energy.

Accessibility

 

Access is difficult up and down steep and slippy banks to the river.

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