Kayaking & Canoeing Instruction with PEAK ACTIVITIES

Peak Activities offer a wide range of Outdoor Instruction 
& fun filled outdoor pursuits for private groups of all 
ages visiting the Peak District National Park.




"Oh no ! Our team's canoe session's turning into a raft race ! "Maybe we've paddled onto the wrong web page !

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Groups can arrange days of Canoeing, kayaking,
sailing, & other watersports such as windsurfing 
and water skiing with Peak Activities Ltd. 
all year round.

Our canoeing and kayaking and other watersports have been 
featured on BBC1's Breakaway Programme &  BBC2's  
TV sports and holiday programmes ! 

Prices of  watersports sessions start from as little as £100 per person per day.
We normally suggest it is best to book at least a half day or  a full day at a 
time as part of longer events with us.   Call us to discuus further.

We also offer Sailing activities for sensible
hen groups &  stag groups, social clubs and
sports clubs.   

Watersports are great as part of team building events 
and team bonding programmes...and can be incorporated 
into some more serious tailored staff development and 
training courses to improve communications and develop 
greater trust. 

Some of our group clients.

Click here to see other outdoor instruction sessions for 
groups visiting our base in the Peak District National Park.




Fun sessions of Canoeing & Kayaking with Peak Activities 
has been featured on BBC2's Breakout Programme & BBC1's 
Look North programme with sports presenter Damion Johnson.


Folks of all ages and fitnesses who are coming to stay with us 
for a few days like to enjoy gentle flat water canoeing, sailing, 
windsurfing, kayaking, waterskiing & improvised raft racing at 
our watersports facility. This is just a short (35/45 mins) 
minibus drive from our base ROCK LEA in Hathersage.

You don't need to be able to swim to 
enjoy canoeing with Peak Activities, 
but do expect to get quite wet !

A frequently asked question : -

Q : Can we just book canoes & watersports craft from you ?

A : Sorry   We only sell instruction 
services & package events with insurance
cover, craft hire, and so on.



If you're looking for something different
we can arrange jolly inter-team canoe races
and other competitions - such as canoe 
based treasure hunts with prizes such as 
Swiss chocolates & champagne for the people
who win this light-hearted team challenge.

All our activities are fully insured.

Check out other watersports on offer
here including windsurfing & dinghy sailing.
If there are enough of you in your party
we also can offer you some improvised 
raft building and racing.
You don't need to be an Olympic athlete to enjoy messing 
about in canoes or dinghies and have lots of fun with your pals !

Our top quality fun days out at our watersports centre are 
especially popular with office "away day" groups, with hen parties, 
stag groups and friends' and family reunion parties.  You can set 
your own pace & pack in as much or as little activities as you like !    

To put yourself in the picture please call us on 01433-650345 today.    







Our flat water watersports facility is a BCU and RYA approved  teaching centre. 
Here we can  offer first class equipment and excellent instruction and v. good rescue boat 
cover. The flat water here is safe and is very clean and regularly tested to check for quality
and safety.  Lots of other water sports venues can suffer from algae and other problems
such as water born bugs such as Weil's disease...so it's to know the water is safe to slop
around in here !

Our kit and facilities may not be as cheap as some other firms to hire, but we'll not let 
you down and you'll be pleased with the reliability and overall quality of what we can 
offer you.  As we often say on this website - not all outdoor pursuits providers are the
same !  You often tend to get what you pay for.


We have a choice of canoes available including single and double canoes and kayaks.
Wet suits are provided whenever the water's cold !  No special level of fitness is needed.  
No prior experience or fitness is required.  Swimming ability helps but is not essential.
Life jackets and buoyancy aids are provided and must be worn at all times when on or 
next to the water. Non-swimmers can take part but they need to don a life jacket rather 
than a buoyancy aid.

Canoe-based photographic  treasure hunts around the lake were very popular last year 
for groups wanting team building and out of doors problem solving tasks. We are introducing
two new canoe treasure hunts for this year including a canoe and rowing boat based 
treasure hunt for pirates !   Everyone needs to bring along trainers they won't mind 
getting wet - and plenty of spare clothing & towels.  Eye patches, jolly roger flags and 
pirate swords and pistols and parrots on the shoulder are optional extras !

See our suggested kit list for our watersports and other activities.


See the list of the many more sports activities on offer with Peak Activities Ltd.

Our tutors are friendly and patient and non-machismo.
If you're a group organiser, we can include canoeing and 
sailing and other watersports such as raft building and 
racing into a tailored programme designed just for you ! 
There are exciting incentives on offer for group leaders. 

The watersports facility has good hot showers and changing 
rooms, and there is a cafe on the site too.  Sessions here last 
approx 90 minutes per activity with approx. 30 minutes break 
between sessions. A good day out here would have three or four 
watersports activity sessons.  Watersports are best booked for 
the whole day. 

Canoeing can take place all year round, but on really very windy 
or cold days in winter you might be wise deciding to go sailing or 
do something like a nice warm caving trip instead. You will definitely 
get wet canoeing unless you are very skilled or very lucky !

If your group is greater than 10 people we'll usually split 
up the party into working groups for canoeing...with the 
other parts of your party doing other activities on a round 
robin basis.

Clients comments include this kind letter from
this Young Farmers Club Group Organiser : -

"I'd like to congratulate you and all your staff for providing 
us with a very enjoyable, energetic and well organised weekend.

We had a fantastic weekend, even if everyone felt slightly 
more than tired by Sunday night ! We very much appreciate the way
your tutors all mucked in with us over the weekend, which made for 
a very friendly atmosphere. 

I'm hoping my colleagues in other counties will also benefit from 
using your facilities "
.....Bryan Lovegrove, Leics.Young Farmers Club

Click here to see lots of other thank you letters 
we've received from other group organisers.

Click here please to see more corporate customer's endorsements... AS SEEN ON BBC2 TV's BREAKOUT PROGRAMME...



Peak Activities Ltd. 

Rock Lea Activity Centre, 
Station Road, 
The Hope Valley,
Peak District National Park, 
Derbyshire, S32 1DD.

telephone 01433-650345

fax . 01433-650342.....

n.b. We regret we cannot help people requiring white water rafting and white water canoeing in the Peak District.

There is little or no navigable water we know of near Hathersage itself. Matlock is probably the nearest spot for 
decent river kayaking and canoeing.  We regret we are not able to canoe on local reservoirs or rivers ..nor can we 
give out advice to other outdoor instructors or clubs on where to canoe on local rivers. Please contact the BCU 
( the British Canoe Union ) for more information on local access to rivers.