Boating in Belper

Messing about on the water


Boating in Belper



The beautiful riverside gardens have been offering visitors a tranquil setting to view the River Derwent for over 100 years. Located within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage site adjacent to Strutt's historic North Mill, the riverside promenade allows flat easy access to the gardens and riverside.
If you prefer, you can take a rowing boat or pedalo up stream and view the gardens and world heritage site from a river view.  
Rowing boats may be hired in the summer to take a trip along nearly three miles of the river and catch sight of a variety of bird life. Throughout the summer months there are boats on the water. Please note the boats will be removed from the water, subject to adverse weather conditions.


To book a rowing boat or pedalo, please call 02045420902 or book online at



Belper River Gardens

Matlock Road, Belper DE56 1BE


Telephone  Enquiries

 020 454 20902




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