Canoeing Courses

Peak District Canoeing

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Discover, explore or expand your canoeing experiences with us.
From our base in the south of the Peak District, Derbyshire we have easy access to 3 fantastic canoeing locations.
Cromford Canal is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site and also home to a local wildlife reserve. The location is famed for it's Water Voles and rare water birds. A super location for an introductory canoeing session on very clean water.
We also enjoy a large expanse of open water at nearby Carsington. This location is ideal for developing skills, practicing manoeuvres and gaining confidence within the relative security of a designated safe bay area.

If a river journey floats your boat, we have the perfect location with a cruise down the River Derwent. The Derwent is an ideal introduction to moving water. The journey is dramatic in places, passing under the sheer limestone cliff faces in Matlock and requiring skilful attention on a few sections of bumpy rapids along the way.

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Is It For Me?

When you book onto a canoeing activity with Pro Venture you’ll be under the expert guidance of established Instructors and Coaches. Instructors who have acquired their personal experience both here in the UK and overseas in the European Alps, Canada, the Himalaya and other exciting areas of the planet.

All staff are qualified to at least the minimum requirement for the type of water terrain you chose to go on. We are privileged to draw on a staff team of former elite level competitors, seasoned expeditioners and a wealth of great teaching talent.



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Canoeing in the Derbyshire Peak District

Prior to booking we encourage a brief discussion by email or telephone to help determine the most appropriate venue for your session or day. Although delivery will share some common foundation skills, each session is centred on the aspirations of the client group taking into account weather conditions, water levels and any other previous experience.

Once you proceed with a booking, a meeting time and location will be agreed. We will send out any additional information by email including suggestions on suitable personal clothing.


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