Wilderness Development

Personal development and outdoor education

Flatwater Kayaking

Kayaking in the Peak District

Kayaking in the Peak District

Kayaks are small single-person boats, that are paddled with a double-ended paddle. You’ll progress really quickly, but sometimes you might lose concentration and take an accidental early bath! If so don’t worry, because you’ll be accompanied by a qualified instructor, who will help you back in to your boat and give you lots of tips to help stay upright in your boat.


Kayaking is suitable for all from age 10 upwards. You’ll need to be water confident (able to swim 25 meters).

Course Duration & Cost

Standard prices are £51 per person per day or £31 per person for a half day, based on two people booking together. Discounted dates for solo-bookers are published through our online booking system and private group bookings are also available.


Our usual meeting point is outside:

Toddbrook Reservoir Sailing Club clubhouse.
Reservoir Rd,
Whaley Bridge,
High Peak,
SK23 7BL

A map and directions can be viewed here.

For Kayak Journey’s on the Peak Forest Canal we meet at:

Whaley Bridge Basin.
Canal St,
Whaley Bridge,
High Peak
SK23 7LS

Maps and directions can be viewed here.

Beginners kayaking lesson

Beginners kayaking lesson

What our customers say

“Really enjoyable day out in the countryside and excellent tuition from the instructor.”

Kit and Equipment

All essential specialist kit and equipment is provided for you. You just need to provide:

  • Three layers of warm loose-fitting clothing.
  • Waterproof jacket.
  • Old trainers that can get wet, or some other shoes that can be secured to your feet, like strap-on-sandals or jelly shoes
  • Complete change of clothing and towel.

Pre Course Information

Download kayaking at Toddbrook Reservoir pre-course information here

Download kayak journey on the Peak Forest canal pre-course information here.

Dates and availability

For more information call 07941 645 520. Alternatively, book online now.


We’ll try to have a relatively short lunch break, and this may be on the lake shore, so please remember a packed lunch.

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