Water Based Activities

Make a splash at these thrilling water-based activities in the Peak District and Derbyshire.

Watersports in the Peak District & Derbyshire - Kayaking & Canoeing

From sailing and windsurfing to canoeing and kayaking, take to the waters at a Peak District reservoir or lake, you'll find a great way to escape the hubbub of daily life.

Sailing clubs operate in many areas of Derbyshire and the Peak District, and there are also lots of water-based experience providers who offer a safe introduction to watersports that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike.

When participating in water sports it is important to paddle safely - guidance on how to stay safe on the water can be found here.

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All Water Based Activities Businesses



Rapid Horizons Ltd

Explore your adventurous side with Rapid Horizons, the premier provider of outdoor water sport activities and paddlesport courses nestled in the…


Ladybower Fisheries

Ladybower Fisheries is quite possibly the premier UK fly fishing venue made special by its location in the heart of the Peak District National Park.


Lost Earth Adventures

Specialists in mountain adventures on the water, underground and in the hills of the Peak District National Park.


Chesterfield Canal – Tapton Lock Visitor Centre

The Chesterfield Canal is a beautiful waterway, an oasis of calm in the busy market town.


Hathersage Swimming Pool (outdoor)

A scenic open-air pool surrounded by Peak District countryside.


Sheffield Cable Waterski and Aqua Park

The largest cable and aqua park in the North of England.


Acclimbatize Ltd

From climbing to caving, team building to canoeing and many more, there’s sure to be an activity for you.

Carsington Water

Carsington Water has everything you need for a great day out - and best of all most facilities are free!


Mercia Marina

Derbyshire's largest waterside marina attraction, shopping and holiday destination


Sharley Park Leisure Centre

With a main swimming pool and a children's pool, a gym and sports hall and we also have squash courts and badminton courts.


Eckington Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre

With a cafe area, a main swimming pool and an extensive, recently refurbished gym and rooms for fitness classes.

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