Monday, December 4, 2023

River Boats Return

The river boats at Belper River Gardens are now open for the summer.

Summer boating for 2016 is now available, weather depending, at Belper’s River Gardens situated just off Matlock Road.

The unique riverside gardens have been offering visitors a peaceful 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.

The beautiful gardens include shrubberies and colourful flowerbeds together with a central bandstand.  You will also find a play area for children, the North Mill Museum, music and theatre on the bandstand throughout the summer and well dressing ceremonies.

Opening Times

Monday-  Sunday including bank holidays 12:00 noon – 3:45 pm

Last boat ticket issued at 2:45pm for 1 hour or 3:15 for ½ hour ticket


£10 per boat for one hour (maximum period of hire)

£6 per boat for half hour

£10 refundable deposit required on all bookings

For enquires or comments please email or call 01773 570222

Photo by Jim Bell

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