Activities in the Peak District
Adventurous Things to do in Derbyshire
Looking for something to do in the Peak District? You’ve found the right place. Whether you have a spare afternoon or want to make a full week or weekend of it, whether you are a couple, a group of friends, a hen or stag do or a larger group like a school or cadet force, we’re certain we can arrange an adventure to remember!
Climb | Abseil | Cave | Gorge Walk
Go MAD! Multi-Activity Day. Conquer your fears by scaling the world’s finest gritstone crag, take an exhilarating abseil back down, explore the cavernous depths of a huge caving system and scramble up a freshwater gorge.
How’s your nerve? Jump into natural pools and scramble up fast-flowing waterfalls. Experience one of the most intense adventure activities while taking in the spectacular scenery of the Dark Peak. Suitable for all abilities and ideal for small and large groups. Just 30 minutes from Sheffield.
Discover a labyrinth of subterranean caves. Explore tight crawlspaces, narrow passageways and captivating waterfalls. You’ll pass through ancient formations few people get to see. Taster sessions, experience days, courses and vertical caving are available in the Peak District.
Never tried rock climbing? You’re in safe hands! Scramble some of the world’s best gritstone crags and cliffs, from Stanage Edge and Burbage Rocks to The Roaches and more. We’ll show you the ropes from beginner to advanced. Single-pitch, multi-pitch and more. Routes to suit all abilities.
Guided Hikes and Walks
Take in more of the Peak District. There’s so much to see and experience in the Peak District. Try Kinder Scout and Jacob’s Ladder for one of the most fun walks in Derbyshire, or try Mam Tor and the Great Ridge to see striking castles, crags and moorland.
Abseiling from mountains
Abseil the finest gritstone crag in Stanage Edge for a truly exhilarating experience. Great for small and large groups, either as a single activity or bolted on to climbing. We arrange abseiling from crags, from mountains and even from sea cliffs. Think you have the nerve?
We bring the ropes to you in this exciting bespoke challenge. Perfect for charity and for large groups like a school, get started by choosing the building you want to abseil from. We’ll do the rest, assessing the activity and making sure things run smoothly on the day.
Master the art of the open canoe or kayak in the heart of Derbyshire at Combs Reservoir. Soak up the serenity in one of the Canoeing and kayaking lessons available for all age groups and all abilities. Learn new techniques, pass your Canoe Awards or simply take in these breathtaking views.
Get on the inside track and ride with us at Ladybower, Mam Tor or Stanage Edge. From technical, heart-pounding descents to cross-country strolls, mountain biking in the Peak District has it all. We have skills courses, maintenance and safety training available for all levels.
Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Try your hand at one of the fastest-growing watersports, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, or SUP. Enjoy luscious views at Combs Reservoir while you practice from your belly on the board to your feet! Private lessons and skills courses available for all abilities.
Peaks Adventure Weekend
We couldn’t cram more adventure into one bank holiday weekend if we tried! Get out in the countryside, get high on the summit, get your heart pumping and escape the dredges of urban living. This is the best the Peak District has to offer! This is living. Fancy it?
Navigation is a life skill which means it stays with you for life. Every battery runs out, so get your head in the game with our map-reading and navigational courses. Perfect for families, school groups, cadet forces and similar youth groups.
Challenges for Charity
We have some of the best charity challenges available anywhere in the Peak District. From the Tissington Thrasher and Matlock Madness to the Great Cloud Walker and Edale Skyline. These challenges are a great way to fundraise in a unique way. Get involved!
From the Great Cloud Walker to The Tissington Thrasher, Matlock Madness to the Peak to Peak Mega Challenge and Edale Skyline. If you’re looking to test your stamina in a fun and exciting way, our Peak District challenges are for you. See what’s available now.
- Guided Walks or Navigation Courses
- Mountain Biking
- Climbing, Abseiling and Bouldering
- Urban Abseiling
- Gorge Walking and Canyoning
- Canoeing, Raft Building and Stand Up Paddle Boarding
- Team Building, Orienteering and Other Activities Suitable for Corporates and Youth Groups