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Address: The Square and Compass Pub | Station Road, Matlock, England
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+44 1332 411504
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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We specialise in White Water Rafting, Kayaking and River Tubing!

Take to the...

We specialise in White Water Rafting, Kayaking and River Tubing!

Take to the white stuff with Rapid Horizons.

From family groups to stag and hen parties our aim is to give you the best experience on the river.

Based in Darley Dale our main location is the River Derwent but we also operate in North Wales on the River Dee and also Nottingham at Holme Pierrepont.

No Experience is required for any of our activities.

Our staff and River Guides and highly qualified and experienced not to mention incredibly passionate abut their jobs!

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Kayaking

My son and daughter and I spent a lovely couple of hours kayaking down the river Derwent on an August afternoon. The river was teeming with dippers , wagtails and even a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 September 2015
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Basildon
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Basildon
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

My son and daughter and I spent a lovely couple of hours kayaking down the river Derwent on an August afternoon. The river was teeming with dippers , wagtails and even a kingfisher which was a bonus for me. The kayaking was great fun. We are fairly experienced but even the inexperienced would find these inflatable kayaks comfortable and east... More 

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Elton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

Our family team of 6 had an amazing 3 ½ hours on the River Dee with John our guide. We started and finished at The Sun Trevor Pub just south of Llangollen. We used the pub facilities to change into wet suits and were taken by mini bus to the Horseshoe Falls where we were shown how to carry out... More 

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

Took my nephew tubing at Holme pierrpoint water sports centre. The whole day was well planned and executed. There was enough danger in the day without it being unsafe. The instructor was well trained and knowledgeable. Good day out.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

Had a great time rafting with the family over bank holiday weekend. All entertained throughout (kids included 12 & 8). Sav (instructor) got everyone on-board involved in all activities. Few of us went overboard (12 yr old on purpose at times??) _ this just added to the experience, saw plenty of local wildlife and to top it all had great... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

Me and my five other friends did this last week for my 30th Birthday and everyone one of us loved every minute of this experience! Non of us done rafting before and we didn't know what to expect. We had Colin as our captain and we couldn't ask for a better captain, we had a great laugh with him. Overall,... More 

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Rotherham, England
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

We were a party of 4 with my best friend Joseph Grimwood & not Megan . We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon tubing in matlock. The rain and thunder made the river a erely misty which really added to it. We enjoyed the slalom run and the rapids . We will definitely be back. Adam

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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1,022 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

Had a fab afternoon rafting on the river in Matlock. It's not really white water but a pleasant way to spend an afternoon. Will definitely be looking at doing other trips with Rapid Horizons.

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1 Thank cazbatt
York, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

our instructors Andy Johnstone and Anton were fantastic and we had every confidence in them and they were very patient with me lol, sorry for being a dead weight when you pulled me out of the water lol. The rapids were very fast and we had an exhausting but fun day. Expect to do quite a bit of swimming, walking... More 

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Thank deb11111
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66 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

6 of us went tubing rather than rafting and having now done both i'd say that tubing is a far better experience. The guides were great and gave clear instructions, we used 3/4 of the course as some of the earlier rapids are not do-able by tube! We had a good 90mins on the water and even went down with... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

Despite the rain we had an amazing time with both Adz and George as our leaders tubing on the White Water Course at Holme Pierrepont. As a family of five we had the course to ourselves, we flipped, we swam, we bobbed and tubed eventually all the way down the course. The best bit was rafting up as a group... More 

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