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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.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
King Street, Fordwich, Canterbury CT2 0DB, England
+44 1227 469219
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took a canoe trip from grove ferry with the girlfriend. Both loved it! Lovely stretch of river with a nice gentle tide which wasn't too hard to go against. Came close to no a variety of birds such as ducks and swans and the whole...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff were really friendly and prepared you well before you set off. We paddled from Fordwich to Grove. The only drawback is there really isn't anywhere to stop (one child needed the toilet - that was a challenge!) We took a couple of snacks...More

Thank cd197613
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the most beautiful time .Took 2 hoirs to canoe from fordwich to grove ferry from forwich and saw swans coots kingfishers and lots more. I cannot recommend this enough if all you want to do is get completely away from the world and back...More

Thank steveevansmcfc
Reviewed 16 September 2018

The 2-3 hr canoe hire to paddle between Fordwich and Grove Ferry was a wonderful adventure along a beautiful stretch of river. Everything was excellently organised by Canoe Wild. Highly recommended

Thank Jozef F
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

A beautiful stretch of river - paddling from Fordwich to Grove Ferry took us about 2 hours 10 minutes. A very relaxing afternoon; the staff at each end we very laid back and welcoming, and they provide a lift back to your car once you've...More

Thank JulietB82
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Beautiful way to spend a day on the river. Excellent service, very efficient and friendly. River very clear and peaceful. Good to go with kids.

Thank Kungla
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We came to do try building for a hen do and it was absolutely brilliant! We had so much fun and the staff were so accommodating when or rafts all failed to even make it into the water!! We especially loved the extra touches that...More

Thank lelias162018
Reviewed 4 September 2018

We hired two double kayaks as a family of four last week. The equipment was fine and the staff were very friendly and efficient but we just thought that it wasn't that great value. It cost us £ 48 per kayak for what was meant...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2018

We had a great time on the Stour with Canoe Wild, the staff were very friendly and helpful, all in all a terrific experience...

Thank Claire T
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We saw this place advertised at Nethergong campsite, and took our 5- and 2-year olds for an hour’s paddle. They loved it, and the staff were so friendly and helpful. We called ahead to book but had no problem getting in that afternoon, and they...More

Thank Lorna K
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17 July 2018|
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Response from giggers79 | Reviewed this property |
Yes river is okay to swim in. I walk my dog there every day and he goes in all the time.
Andrea B
17 May 2018|
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.