BSO Derwent River Safari


Explore the Peak by open canoe. Over thousands of years the River Derwent has carved its path through the heart of the Peak District. Kitted up and ready to go you’ll be paddling an open canoe along one of the most beautiful sections of this amazing river. As you drift with the flow you’ll pass grazing animals on the flood plains, the high chimneys of the mills that revolutionised UK industry before feeling dwarfed by towering limestone cliffs.

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What to Expect:

A minibus will provide you with a return journey to the Derwent where you will collect your canoe and hit the water.

How exciting you make the trip on the day will be up to you. If you are happy to float along silently you’ll come face to face with the flora and fauna of the River Derwent. However if you enjoy being in the water as much as the boat you’ll be taught basic boat handling skills through games and activities throughout the journey.

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What to Bring:

- Suitable clothing that you are happy to get wet
- A towel (just in case)
- Snacks and water
- A sense of adventure

All canoeing equipment is provided.

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Essential Information:

Minimun Age: 6 (under 16s must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult)
Course Provider: Thornbridge Outdoors
Student / Instructor Ratio: 10:1
Location: River Derwent
Transport: Return minibus transfers from Thornbridge Outdoors included
Meeting Times & Logistics:
Please meet at the School of Adventure Meeting Point at least 10 minutes before the course starting time to find your guide and ensure a timely departure. Any delay in departure will shorten the group’s experience so latecomers will be left behind.

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