Fab 5: Water activities

If you’re a water baby, or you have water babies, then there are lots of things you’ll enjoy around and about Hopton. Why not try:


At Carsington Sports and Leisure you can Hire equipment for sailing, wind surfing, row boats, canoes and kayaks, and paddle boards. There are also tasters, tuition and courses available.


If you’re a keen canoeist you could try the newly launched Cromford Canal canoe trail or pitch yourself against the white water of Holme Pierrepont.

Boat ride

If you’re wanting a slower pace then try a trip on Birdswood on the Cromford Canal – innovative with it’s electric motor or even horse drawn.

Feed the ducks

Slower still … ?! Pop down the the waters edge at Carsington Water, on the side of the Cromford Canal or the mill pond in Cromford. Remember to take real duck seed though … bread’s really not good for the ducks.


If you don’t want to drive then just pop into the Hopton Hall swimming pool on the courtyard! Easy!

Aerial photo of Carsington Water
Nearby Carsington Water

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