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 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.


Open from the end of May 2018.


Boating available Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.  12 noon - 3.45pm.

(Boating is weather permitting and may be suspended at any time)


Last boat 2.45pm - one hour journey and 3.15pm - thirty minutes journey.



£12.00 per hour

£7.50 per half hour


Boats hold upto 4 adults.


Refundable deposit of £10.  No booking needed, just turn up.  Small pay and display car park on site.





Belper River Gardens

Matlock Road, Belper DE56 1BE


Telephone  Enquiries

01773 570222



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