Open Canoeing in the Peak District

Open Canoeing in the Peak District

Try something different, with a taster journey in open canoes. These two-person boats are a comfortable, stable, relaxing way to cover miles of a journey. They’re also a fun way to spend a couple of hours just messing about in boats, playing games, and generally cooling off!

Families love the flexibility – keep your kids in your own boat to keep them safe, or put all the children in their own boat to let them fall in, get wet and let off steam!


We have two regular trips available: at Errwood Reservoir in Buxton, and on the Peak Forest Canal in Macclesfield.


All specialist safety equipment is included in the cost of your booking, including boat, paddles and buoyancy aids.


Costs are listed here


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

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.


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

Dates and availability