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Canoe Wild

King Street, Fordwich, Canterbury CT2 0DB, England
+44 1227 469219
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Easy and exciting, for young and old.

We were a mixture of 15 and 66 year olds and we all had a great trip. The river is easy to navigate... read more

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prisoner1459
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Great family activity

Husband and I took our 5 yo daughter out for an hours paddle with Canoe Wild. We all loved it! The... read more

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Canoe hire for the whole family, learn to canoe courses & guided trips. Find us just outside Canterbury in a beautiful peaceful countryside location. Start canoeing from Fordwich or Grove Ferry Country Park.
  • Excellent93%
  • Very good4%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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King Street, Fordwich, Canterbury CT2 0DB, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We were a mixture of 15 and 66 year olds and we all had a great trip. The river is easy to navigate and there is lots to enjoy and look at along the way. The equipment was in good order and we were well...More

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Canoe_Wild, Manager at Canoe Wild, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your lovely review, it was so great to have you guys on the water with us. We are so pleased you enjoyed your trip with us and we hope you will come again.

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Husband and I took our 5 yo daughter out for an hours paddle with Canoe Wild. We all loved it! The greeting and briefing were friendly and it wasn’t long before we were on the water. The river itself is a lively stretch to paddle...More

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Canoe_Wild, Manager at Canoe Wild, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi, thank you for your lovely review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your trip with us. Perhaps you would like to try our half day paddle from Fordwich to Grove Ferry. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Hired a Kayack for an hour at Fordwich and took my friends nine year old for a paddle. It was a lovely way to see the river. Friendly professional staff, we were fitted with Bouyancy Aids and shown how to use our paddles. I would...More

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Canoe_Wild, Manager at Canoe Wild, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi, thank you for the lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your trip and hope to see you on the water with us again soon.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

OK we booked a paddle down the river, I had made a mistake and booked a canoe from Grove and I wanted a double kayak. All the double kayaks where booked out at grove but the staff were very helpful and nothing was to much...More

Thank brian k
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Canoe_Wild, Manager at Canoe Wild, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi, thank you for your lovely review. I'm so pleased you had a fantastic trip on the river, it was great to have you with us. Perhaps you would like to come back again and try our half day paddle? We look forward to seeing...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had such a lovely time kayaking and SUP gown the Stour yesterday. Great friendly staff, professional set up and easy booking. Thanks Canoe Wild. We'll be back!

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Canoe_Wild, Manager at Canoe Wild, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed the trip and hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hired a canoe for an hour,the staff,especially the young girl,was so lovely and helpful,was an amazing time,wish it had been longer.peace quite,noticing the beauty around us.we saw 2 kingfishers and many more lovely birds.Brian our dog noticed a few!and was well behaved.Thankyou for a wonderful...More

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Canoe_Wild, Manager at Canoe Wild, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are so pleased you and Brian enjoyed the trip. It is a lovely stretch of river with lots of wildlife to see. Do please join us again, perhaps you would enjoy the 2.5 hour trip from Fordwich to Grove Ferry.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Trying to find something different to do for my birthday, my son came up with the idea of booking a three hour trip at Canoe Wild. Firstly I thought he was mad. However after the event, I must admit what fun we had and was...More

Thank Brian M
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Canoe_Wild, Manager at Canoe Wild, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are so pleased you enjoyed your birthday with us. It is the perfect way to spend a birthday in our opinion! It is such a beautiful stretch of river with so much wildlife to see. We do hope you enjoyed your special day and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hired kayak for trip from Fordwich to Grove Ferry - approx. two hours of steady paddling along the most beautiful stretch of English river you could imagine. Calm, clear, full of wildlife, incredibly tranquil. A cloudless sky, little wind and perfect temperature helped make this...More

Thank MarineBoy60
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Canoe_Wild, Manager at Canoe Wild, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your wonderful review, we really appreciate it when people write such lovely words. We agree it is a stunning stretch of river and are so pleased that you enjoyed your trip. We hope you will visit us again.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a good paddle down the river from Fordwich to Grove Ferry, we met a few banks and trees enroute but that makes it fun, about two and a half hours, then we had a barbque, the staff of canoe wild drove the car driver back...More

Thank jbrown123234
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Canoe_Wild, Manager at Canoe Wild, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your paddle. It is a beautiful stretch of river and a great experience for adults and children alike. Do feel free to share any of your amazing photos on our Facebook page. We...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic hour under the supervision of Andrew. A beautiful experience on the River Stour at Grove Ferry. Wobbly to start with but soon relaxed & thoroughly enjoyed it. Will definitely be trying the sit on Kayak next time at Fordwich.

Thank Julie S
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Canoe_Wild, Manager at Canoe Wild, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I'm glad you enjoyed your session, it was great to see your skills develop on the water and you obviously had lots of fun as well as developing water confidence.

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Pete_Raeyen
17 July 2018|
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Response from patsanders1958 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there,i personally would not swim.in there,but im not a confident swimmer.i prefere the sea!There can be a bit of a current,and lots of reads,weeds.great relaxing place,love the bird life.have a gd time.checkout the... More
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Andrea B
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Response from Canoe_Wild | Property representative |
Hi, you can book online through the website or give us a call and we are happy to book you in. We look forward to seeing you on the river soon.
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