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Rapid Horizons Ltd

The Square and Compass Pub | Station Road, Matlock DE4 2EQ, England
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Fun, water and boarding

My 3 friends and I had an awesome experience with Rapid Horizons in Matlock, not only for the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tito_Bolic
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Madrid, Spain
Great Tubing Stag

We went tubing on my friends stag weekend, and I can’t recommend it enough. Admittedly the weather... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2018
HoeTheBeard
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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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!
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  • Average1%
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“great fun” (33 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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The Square and Compass Pub | Station Road, Matlock DE4 2EQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My 3 friends and I had an awesome experience with Rapid Horizons in Matlock, not only for the canoeing itself but for the kind and approachable treat we received in every moment. Our guide was very informative about the peculiarities you can find during the...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

We went tubing on my friends stag weekend, and I can’t recommend it enough. Admittedly the weather was glorious so that helped! Rick did a great job of keeping us safe and advising the best route down the river to maximise fun. The whole activity...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Just got back from a brilliant trip tubing down the river, relaxing and loads of fun over mini rapids, even saw two water voles. Great company and looked after by two fab guides John and Chris who made sure we stayed together for the trip....More

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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Great way to travel down the river. Rick looked after us really well. Highly recommended. Wear clothes and footwear you aren't worried about getting wet.

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Fantastic experience. Would highly recommend this company. As absolute beginners were really looked after by Jon and Emily. Thanks for a great day.

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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Great team of friendly instructors. Fun and laughs all the way but professional on the necessities of safety and the do' and dont's. Loved every minute! Think we will be regulars ;-)

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Jon B, Manager at Rapid Horizons Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi tlmorris, Thank you for our 5 Star review! We love the kayaking on the Derwent and are so please you enjoyed it too. You’re welcome back anytime for another splashing experience 😃

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

We had a stag do on Saturday 21st April for 20 plus "rowdy" blokes...the guides dealt with us brilliantly !! Really professionally organised..friendly.. and really made a day out into something special ! Can't fault it one bit ! Well done guys !! (Oh and...More

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Jon B, Manager at Rapid Horizons Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi brandonrance, Thank you for such a great review! We so pleased all the lads had a great time and also thank you for mentioning the Square & Compass! It’s a great partnership. If any of you visit the Peak District again pop in to...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

We went as a group of 16 girls on a hen do and everyone had a fantastic time. All the guides made it great fun whilst clearly being very knowledgeable. We felt in safe hands. The whole operation is very professionally run and would definitely...More

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Jon B, Manager at Rapid Horizons Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Anna, Thank you for your amazing review! We take a lot of Stag and Hen parties and do our very best to consistently deliver a great experience eveytime. It’s great to hear we’re still doing a good job! 😃 If you are ever in...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Our guides for climbing and rafting did a great job of pitching it about right for our teenage children and we, less agile, adults. We would definitely recommend it to anyone.

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Jon B, Manager at Rapid Horizons Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi kryrob, Thank you for taking your time to write a review, even better that it’s 5 Star! We’re glad you enjoyed the activities and if you’re in the area again please come back to see us 😃

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

We had a wonderful morning rafting with our instructor John. The river was beautiful, and the rafting was made accessible and fun for beginners with enough challenge to feel exciting. We couldn’t fault anything, we definitely plan to book the event again with other groups...More

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Jon B, Owner at Rapid Horizons Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Hi Madeleine, Thank you so much for your review, we really do appreciate it! We’re so pleased you and your group enjoyed the experience, you’re welcome back anytime!

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Hi there, Your car keys are looked after by our diver who picks you up at the end of your journey. All your belongings are kept in your car whilst you're On the water
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