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Address: 3 Lime Grove | Matlock, Chesterfield DE4 2GS, England
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Peaks and Paddles offer outdoor adventure activities for small adult groups...

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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Open canoe on the River Derwent

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.

Reviewed 2 November 2016
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Reviewed 2 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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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 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 some fun activities along route to keep us all going including swopping canoes and throwing... More 

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Bottesford
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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 - managed to get on to the big drop. Chris was calm and patient and we're... More 

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Chris A, Owner at Peaks and Paddles - Private Outdoor Adventures, responded to this review

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

Leeds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
Reviewed 23 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 silly tricks Not Chris' fault!). Very nice area of the countryside and was a couple... More 

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Rothwell, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

We wanted to take a canoe trip during our week in Matlock - but were worried about our girl being too young for it (5 yrs old). Chris assured us that he would take great care of her in his canoe, and we all set off. The weather was fantastic, which really helps on these adventures, and the river itself... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

We had a superb afternoon abseiling with Chris, who could not have looked after us better. Incredibly patient with us, especially me :) We were well looked after, given good instructions, and lots of encouragement. This was the first time abseiling for most of our group, and we could not have expected better. Miller's Dale Bridge was an excellent spot,... More 

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Thank KiranTJ
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Chris was a great instructor. He was brilliant at judging the level of canoeing ability in our group (we all had a fair amount of canoeing experience) and matching his style of guidance/instructing. The exact kind of experience we were after in a great river for canoeing, and we all felt like we were better paddlers afterwards. Would definitely recommend!

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Thank Dan D
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

To take a break from all the walking we decided to kayak on the River Wye. We had very modest experience but Chris was an excellent teacher and we were soon very comfortable in the kayak and on the river. Chris was also very friendly and easy to chat to when we were on the quieter sections of the river.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Chris was very patient with us (a group of ageing women) and we thoroughly enjoyed our canoe trip last weekend down the river Derwent. We did not obey instructions and asked him hundreds of questions and Chris took it all in his stride . We all loved it and would recommend the trip to anyone.

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Thank Caroline F
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 June 2016

My 12 year son and I had a very enjoyable morning paddling down the river with Chris. From the outset he was friendly, informative and professional. Chris explained everything clearly and gave us just the right amount of challenge and fun during the couple of hours that it took to go down the river to Matlock.

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