IMG 9072 4
Rapid Horizons NEW
IMG 1832 2
IMG 2539 2
PXL 20230630 105921240 Original
IMG 2556


    Rapid Horizons Ltd

    Explore your adventurous side with Rapid Horizons, the premier provider of outdoor water sport activities and paddlesport courses nestled in the heart of the picturesque Peak District and Derbyshire region


    Rapid Horizons offers award winning water sports activities in the stunning region of the Peak District and Derbyshire. As the premier water sports activity provider and paddlesports centre in the area, we offer an unrivalled range of adventure activities design to entertain, educate and inspire.

    We cater for all group sizes and abilities, and offer the following activities.
    Kayaking & Canoeing Tours
    Stand up Paddleboarding (SUP)
    River Tubing
    River and White Water Rafting
    Raft Building
    British Canoeing personal performance, leadership and coaching courses

    Embark on our Canoe and Kayak tours on the beautiful River Derwent. Navigate the twists and turns whilst conquering thrilling rapids as you immerse yourself in the ultimate paddling adventure. Our experienced guides will lead the way, ensuring your safety while uncovering hidden gems and showcasing the breathtaking beauty of the natural surroundings.
    For a more gentle experience why not join us for a Canoe or Kayak trip along the stunning Cromford Canal.

    For a unique and thrilling experience, try our River Tubing adventure. Hop into our specifically designed River Tubes and take on the rapids, of the River Derwent in Matlock. This activity is perfect if you're looking for a wetter ride!

    Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is quickly becoming the fastest growing paddlesport in the UK. Our intro to SUP sessions are perfect for first timers and beginner paddleboarders. Cromford Canal offers the perfect location to enjoy a truly memorable time on the water.

    At Rapid Horizons, safety is our top priority. Our equipment is the best in the industry and is meticulously maintained, our experienced and knowledgable instructors are qualified to meet NGB recommended standards.

    The majority of our activities are based in the Matlock and Cromford area and are 'meet on location' which means you're never far from the action. Upon booking you'll receive a confirmation email with all the details about where to meet what and what to bring with you.
    All the technical equipment is provided, the most you'll need is a pair of trainers you don't mind getting wet a towel for getting dry and changing and sense of adventure!

    How To Find Us

    Follow Us

    Nearby businesses



    Heights of Abraham

    Take a cable car flight to the Heights of Abraham 60-acre hilltop park, with cavern tours, exhibitions, adventure play and much more.


    Cool River Café

    Serving great coffee from Cafeology with a menu of home-cooked, hearty food; from delicious breakfasts, to delightful Afternoon Teas and brilliant…



    Tucked away in the heart of Matlock, Stones is a cosy and eclectic restaurant providing modern British food in a stylish, welcoming space.


    Eyam Moor Stone Circles

    Eyam Moor is the location for one freestanding and two embanked stone circles.

    Sign up to our newsletter

    Receive the latest news, special offers, ideas and inspiration straight to your inbox by signing up to the Visit Peak District & Derbyshire e-newsletter.