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Canoe Wild, group canoeing

Canoe Wild, group canoeing

Address

Grove Ferry,
Upstreet,
Canterbury,
CT3 4BP

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Details

Come and experience the magnificent scenery on our city's tranquil river. Hire a canoe with friends or family, take a guided river tour, enjoy a canoe party or learn to canoe or kayak with our experienced instructors. Suitable for all abilities; families, beginners and groups welcome.

Visit Canterbury's river, The Great Stour just outside the city at picturesque Fordwich, Britain's smallest town and paddle downstream to Grove Ferry Picnic Site. Take a leisurely meander, watch wildlife, take great pictures, or just relax and take it all in!

**2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellent award winner!** We're an ideal destination for half a day to a full day out, with pubs located at both start and finish and playground and barbecue areas also available at Grove Ferry.

Explore Kent's rivers with Canoe Wild. Hire a Canadian style open canoe or kayak and experience stunning scenery, get close to wildlife and feel the benefits of escaping the hustle and bustle of the city. Canoeing is a gentle outdoor activity ideal for all the family.

* We provide canoes and paddles, buoyancy aids, dry bags and route maps.
* Canoes seat up to 4 people (including 2 small ones) and are ideal for 2 adults with plenty of room for your picnic.
* Hire a canoe - we provide all you need for your canoe trip for an hour paddle to a full day paddle, including a FREE shuttle service for a one-way easy canoe downstream.
* Guided trips - learn about the river, wildlife, history and how to paddle to get the most our of your trip.
* Learn to canoe - gain a British Canoeing Star Award in a canoe or kayak, giving you the confidence to safely paddle wherever you go.
* Try out our kayak taster sessions.
* Ideal activity days for large school groups, Hen or Stag parties and holiday camp activities.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDogs acceptedGuided tours for individualsGuided tours for groups

Opening details

Season Dates: River Canoeing - March to the end of October, weather permitting. Inside Kayaking swimming pool activities and outdoor canoe guided trips available during the winter months.

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 9am to 6pm, including Bank Holidays. Early morning and evening paddles also available.

Prices

Canoe Hire by the hour £20.00
Half Day Canoe Hire £45.00
Full Day Canoe Hire £80.00
Kayak taster sessions £15.00

See the website for details for group hire, guided tours, courses and gift vouchers.

* Advance booking recommended, easy online booking and payment.
* All hires, tours and training only available when river conditions enable safe paddling.
* Team of British Canoeing qualified instructors and British Canoeing Approved Centre.
* Terms and conditions of hire available on the website.

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TR 180597  Lat: 51.29538 Long: 1.12610

Both on road car parking and pay and display car parking available.

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Sturry station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
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