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Activities / Watersports in the Peak District

Whether you want a leisurely cruise or a holiday afloat, you’ll find ample opportunity to take to the water along canals like the Peak Forest, Trent and Mersey, Erewash, Chesterfield and Cromford.

Watch the world go by as you guide along the county’s network of inland waterways, all with the added attraction of some of the excellent country pubs as stopping places!

More active visitors will find sailing and other watersports in Rother Valley Country Park or on Carsington, Ogston, Combs. Bottoms, Torside and Errwood reservoirs. There’s sailing too at Staunton Harold and Foremark, while some Derbyshire rivers are suitable for canoeing, with local clubs and outdoor pursuits centres offering courses run by qualified instructors.

And you’ll find some of the finest angling waters in the country here in the Peak District and Derbyshire. Fishing can be arranged on the main rivers of the area, such as the Erewash, Trent, Wye and Derwent, while reservoirs and canals provide many other opportunities.

> Climbling, Caving and Potholing in the Peak District...

After that long day exploring the Peak District why not check yourself into one of the delightful accommodation providers on offer. There is also the option to go out for a family meal or make a long weekend of your stay in the Peak District and experiance the sights and sounds.

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