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East Kent | Kayak and Canoe Guided River Paddle

Join us for a guided paddle on the River Stour with Canoe Wild from Fordwich to Grove Ferry. A great opportunity to try Canoeing or Kayaking, no need to have experience or be able to swim.

Improve your paddling skills, become familiar with this stretch of river, see some wildlife, have a race or just enjoy the river views.

Share a Canoe or Double Kayak with others or your group/family or paddle a single kayak on your own.

You will need to park at Grove Ferry so why not make a day of it and stay for a picnic or pop into the Grove Ferry Inn for lunch on our return.

What's Included



Notes and Restrictions

All Under 18's must be accompanied by a participating adult

Under 12's can only paddle if in a shared craft with a parent/guardian over 18 (Canoe or Double Kayak).

Those aged 12+ can paddle their own craft provided they are accompanied on the water by a participating adult at all times.

The Visitor Car Park is located at Grove Ferry and costs £3. Lift included to the paddle start point at Fordwich.

Buoyancy Aids must be worn at all times - participants do not need to be able to swim to participate in this event.

Kayak or Canoe - Preference must be indicated in advance - A kayak is paddled using a double bladed paddle on alternate sides of the craft. A canoe is paddled using a single blade paddle on either side of the craft.

You must bring a mobile phone as it is required to be on the water with your group as per Canoe Wilds T&Cs, they will provide a dry bag to keep your phone safe.

Further information

What to Wear - Lightweight clothes and waterproofs are ideal as we all know how unpredictable our British weather can be. Old trainers or clothes you wouldn't mind getting wet are also a good idea. We recommend a change of clothes just in case.