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“Brilliant exciting fabulous....and wet!”
Review of Rapid Horizons Ltd

Rapid Horizons Ltd
Ranked #1 of 6 Tours in Matlock
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: We specialise in White Water Rafting, Kayaking and River Tubing! Take to the white stuff with Rapid Horizons. From family groups to stag and hen parties our aim is to give you the best experience on the river. Based in Darley Dale our main location is the River Derwent but we also operate in North Wales on the River Dee and also Nottingham at Holme Pierrepont. No Experience is required for any of our activities. Our staff and River Guides and highly qualified and experienced not to mention incredibly passionate abut their jobs!
Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

Birthday treat for the husband but taking our 2 children with us (age 7 and 10). Tubing adventure down the river Derwent....starting off as a gentle meander downstream and then a run through the canoeing slalom at the end. We all really enjoyed ourselves and the children were safe and able to manage things independently. The staff were friendly and helpful. Would really recommend as a fun family outing.....next time white water rafting! !!!!

Thank Naomi O
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

My friends and I have always wanted to do rafting together, so when I was booking a trip to the Peak District, Rapid Horizons looked the ideal way to explore the district whilst having fun.

The booking process was easy and when we arrived, the guys were already there getting things ready. Being the Peak District, and March, the weather wasn't great when we arrived, but by the time we were suited up and ready to go, the sun came out which was a great bonus.

Jon, our guide, was great. Three of us in the group were up for any of the challenges he gave us and he made sure I went into the water more than once!!! The other friend in the group wasn't keen on going in the water, and Jon respected this and made sure when we did some challenges she didn't go in.

Two of the group had done rafting previously, and two not, so this rafting experience was ideal. It was relaxing and calm, so ideal for beginners.

The scenery was breathtaking and we all had great fun. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting the Peak District.

1  Thank donnakebab83
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

After a very easy an efficient booking process we proceeded to make our way to the beautiful Derbyshire dales, on an unbelievably warm and pleasant day. After a very warm welcome we were provided with all the equipment we needed and before we knew it we were ready to hit the river! The safety talk was funny and put all the nervous members of the group at ease. The first half of the trip was beautiful and the guides banter was second to none! We participated in challenges which usually ended up in us getting very wet, hook a duck and pirate ships were definitely the kids favorites! Then later on we got to take on some white water while being cheered on by strangers as we paddled past matlocks park. The white water section lasted at least a mile. At the end of the trip we were picked up quickly and before we knew it we were in a hot shower. The food at the pub afterwards was great and even after a few hours of finishing, the guides were still friendly, remembered everyone's names and continued to make us smile! I can't recommend this enough and we will definitely be returning to rapid horizons for another one of their activities or maybe even to tackle a bigger river in north wales :) thank you Jon, Chris and Ben at rapid horizons. We will see you again very soon!

Thank LolaO27
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

Booking the trip was so easy and John was very Helpful from start to finish. He explained in detail what to be expected and got back to us immediately with confirmation and info.

I would recommend this trip as it is suitable for young kids, families, groups and couples... Its packed with loads of fun, and John the guide made sure we made the most of it... its good value for money..

Definitely be going back.

Thank 768Jackie
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

BRILLIANT!
What a fab start to a fun filled weekend, I bought this adventure experience as part of my sisters 30th birthday present! We had such a fun day both loving being in the outdoors , Jon had been in contact once I booked our date, we met and got changed into provided wet suits ready for a fun on the River Derwent. Jon explained everything clearly and was a great instructor to take us on the River Derwent, We felt safe and had every confidence in the advice provided…we thoroughly enjoyed our morning water tubing on the River Derwent- perfect way to spend a Saturday Morning before walking in the Peaks on Sunday. The water was really cold as March isn’t the hottest climate in the UK!!, so was great to know we could have a nice warm shower in the pub opposite the car park for 20p after our tubing experience. Would highly recommend Rapid Horizons , may it be tubing, rafting ..(or maybe snow tubing in the winter-TBC! ;) ) Look forward to seeing some pictures and hopefully see you in the summer, this time for rafting fun!

Thank h0lidays77
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