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“Great fun”
Review of Rapid Horizons Ltd

Rapid Horizons Ltd
Ranked #1 of 5 Tours in Matlock
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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!
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great fun”
Reviewed 12 October 2013

Me and my wife had a great day out on the river with John our guide and another couple. John was good fun and made it an entertaining trip. Jumping in the river and floating downstream was chilly but also a great laugh, as was getting the boat up on its side whilst clinging on for dear life, how john didn't get wet is beyond me:) I have a feeling there is a video on its way to me that is worthy of you've been framed.
If your in the peak district and looking for something fun to do this should be your first stop.
Remember 20p for the showers as they will be much needed.
Looking forward to doing another trip with them soon...the River Dee is calling:)

Visited October 2013
2 Thank dan w
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Was that a banjo I heard”
Reviewed 5 October 2013 via mobile

A great trip on the river. John the guide was very knowledgeable about the river and canoeing. He made the whole two and a half hours on the river very entertaining.
The day we went, there was a slight mist on the slow moving river and combined with the overhanging under undergrowth it was just like some scenes from Deliverance and Apocalypse Now (just don't get out the boat).
As you got further down river the rapids gives you the excitement value.
The whole trip was great and I would recommend this to anyone of any age or ability.
He has setup a good relationship with the pub for use of their showering and changing facilities. You will need 20p for the shower, but it will be the best 20p you will spend.
Thanks John for a great trip down the river.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank Will F
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Wimblington, England, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Massive fun and giggles”
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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Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fab day out”
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
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