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“Massive fun and giggles” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rapid Horizons Ltd

Rapid Horizons Ltd
Ranked #1 of 4 Tours in Matlock
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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!
Wimblington, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Massive fun and giggles”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

We, as a family of 8, went kayaking with John on July 27th. We were on the river for best part of the day. John was very entertaining, and we all agreed it was the best way to spend the day.
On one part of the river, we were able to jump in and swim. I found the water too cold, and like a wimp, I stayed in my kayak.However 5 of our group jumped in and had a splash around, which caused more giggles.
The highlight for us all, was stopping off at 'Miami Beach' and running down the hill, belly-flopping down and upturned kayak and diving head first into the water.Yes-it is as funny as it sounds.
For us all, we could not have asked for a more perfect day. It was the first time we had done anything like this as a family, and we will treasure the memories made.A huge thanks to John, for putting even the youngest members (13 and 10 ) of our group at ease, and for the photos and videos of the day, which we have enjoyed. We will ABSOLUTELY be doing it again. See you next year!! :)

Visited July 2013
Thank Kelly A
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English first
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

Eleven of us did the rafting as a family ranging in age from 13-50. We had an excellent afternoon. We got very wet got a few bumps and bruises and challenged ourselves with an activity the kids hadn't tried before. They LOVED it and gave it their all. The tents were definitely a lot quieter that night! John and Chris were excellent instructors and made our day safe and fun. We are planning on joining them to do the grade 4 river Dee rapids next year. Our advise would be definitely give it a go!

Visited August 2013
Thank Dawndhh
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fab day out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

Brilliant well organised company amazing day out had so much fun would definitely go again highly recommend this day out x

Visited August 2013
2 Thank Roundysbox
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Peak District rafting on the river Derwent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2013

I booked this rafting trip with Rapid Horizons after searching the internet for activities in the peak district.

The directions and prior information were all good and booking was very easy.

When I arrived the first thing I noticed was how friendly/professional the team was. We were kitted up and then given our safety brief.

The first section of the river was a really nice paddle through stunning derbyshire countryside. The guides had us doing various challenges which ended up with us getting pretty wet!

The second section included some rapids which we swam down and then we tried 'surfing' a wave.......which again ended up with us getting wet!!

The trip fininshed in Matlock bath with an amazing view of High Tor. The mini bus whipped us back to the start where we fininshed with a drink in the pub!

Top trip. Going to check out the other rivers with Rapid Horizons.

Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Chris D
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Alfreton, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Splashing Afternoon on the River Derwent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2013

We were lucky enough to have been given this afternoon rafting trip as a present. We rafted from Darley Dale to Matlock along the River Derwent on a sunny Monday in June with our guide for the afternoon - Jon. We chose a leisurely paddle and had a fantastic afternoon. Would highly recommend this UK based adventure company regardless of age or ability.

Visited June 2013
2 Thank susiepatogston
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