Just a warning for anyone who paddles the River Derwent at Matlock.
Under the bridge with the wall face on river left there was a rope / wire across the whole rapid today, looked like it had been put there intentionally.
One of our group went straight into it as it was not visible until right up close to it, and consequently ended up swimming and being terrified!
We cut the rope down and removed it but just be cautious as it may happen again.
Also, massive thanks to the group of paddlers who helped us out today, hugely appreciated!
If anyone happens to find a GoPro hero session on the banks please can you let me know so I can be reunited with it!!