Grove Ferry Walk | Things to do | Visit Canterbury

Grove Ferry Walk | Things to do

Grove Ferry Walk

Grove Ferry Walk


By parking in Grove Ferry Inn car park (fee paying) means that you can end this peaceful walk with a casual picnic or bbq at the picnic site.

This circular route traces a path, passing the numerous boats that float lazily along the Great Stour river and you may spot the occasional rower in a canoe rented from Canoe Wild. Ramble through the apple orchards (flowered in clouds of blossom during April/May) and discover the small settlements of East Stourmouth and West Stourmouth, where you’ll discover All Saints’ Church with its Saxon origins and 17th century pulpit. This walk reminds us why we call Kent the ‘Garden of England’.

If you choose to walk to Plucks Gutter, make sure you cross the bridge and keep the river to your left, the footpath sign may be hard to spot.

We also recommend you wear your wellies after wet weather as the paths may be muddy and can be a little overgrown. There is just one low stile (with adjacent dog gate) which you will cross twice plus a few kissing gates.

What you need to know

Grove Road, Upstreet, Canterbury, CT3 4BP