Rapid Horizons

Rapid Horizons is an experienced outdoor adventure activity provider and professional paddlesports centre, offering activities and courses in the Peak District, Lake District & North Wales as well as overseas.

Rapids range of adventure activities and paddlesport courses are developed to entertain, educate and inspire.

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River Derwent in Derbyshire

Grade: 1-3 The River Derwent in Derbyshire is a beautifully scenic river cutting right through the heart of the Peak District. It drops down through the World Heritage site of the Derwent Valley, through Matlock and Cromford. From here it flows through to Derby before joining the River Trent further…

Cromford Canal

The 14.5 mile Cromford Canal is a wildlife paradise to paddle along. It starts at Cromford in the shadow of an old cotton mill once owned and run by Richard Arkwright. It once ran all the way south to Ambergate where it met the Erewash Canal and filtered through to…

Chesterfield Canal

Known locally as ‘Cuckoo Dyke,’ the 46-mile Chesterfield canal is a lush, green haven for wildlife travelling through Derbyshire into the Lincolnshire countryside. It has 65 locks. Although most of it is navigable, Tapton Lock on the edge of Chesterfield, is cut off from the main canal. The eastern part…

River Dove

A principal river of the Peak District National Park, the River Dove is probably most famous for the stepping stones across it at Dovedale. This 45-mile stretch of river actually offers much more than stepping stones and a great view of Thorpe Cloud. Rising in the moors near Buxton, the…

Erewash Canal

The Erewash canal is a great way to explore the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire countryside in a unique way. As you paddle along you will glide right through the heart of the DH Lawrence countryside. You paddle through a range of habitats perfect for nature lovers. The canal begins in Langley…

Sheffield and Tinsley Canal

The Sheffield and Tinsley Canal has a very special claim to fame. If you’ve seen the Full Monty, you’ll know exactly what we mean. The canal was used for the opening scenes if you remember, where Gaz and Dave are trying to instruct Nathan in how to get a piece…

River Don

Grade: 1-3 A popular river in Yorkshire, the River Don has much to offer recreational paddlers and white water lovers. Parts of the river are flat, some parts steady grade 1’s and other sections grade 2-3+. It’s a 70 mile stretch that has something to offer whatever you fancy. The…

Caldon Canal

The 18-mile Caldon canal stretches from the heart of Stoke-on-Trent into the Staffordshire countryside. It provides a welcome escape and a blue gym escape from busy city life. The canal has a total of 17 locks along its route, but most of these are grouped into sections of 3 or…

Peak Forest Canal

Described as one of the most scenic canals in the country, the Peak Forest canal is 15 miles of paddle-heaven. It flows past mill workers cottages, lush woodland and open meadows. The canal is a route popular with nature lovers for its variety of flora and fauna along the route.…

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