We open for hires and very much looking forward to seeing you!

Please read before booking 


With the support and guidance from British Canoeing, Visit Kent and following the Governments return to work for outdoor business guidance, we can carefully and responsibly phase in some hires for you to enjoy whilst maintaining social distancing.


  • To keep the numbers of visitors to Canoe Wilds sites low we are currently only allowing bookings for hour hires at Fordwich, the Fordwich to Grove Ferry Trip ,the Fordwich to Grove Ferry and back trip and the Fordwich to Plucks Gutter trip. Please book via our website or give us a call. We can also offer one to one lessons, which we ask you to give us a call also.

  • Please follow our social distancing practises we have in place during your visit.

  • We may have to rearrange your booking time on the day if we feel too many people will be arriving to paddle at once.

  • Family from the same household can be in one craft together.

  • Friends… only two can be in the same craft or together on the water but must adhere to the 2m social distancing rules. 

  • On the water and on either of the two Canoe Wild sites you will be required to maintain the 2m social distance rules. 

  • As always we will endeavour to make your time with us the best, but we need your co operation in achieving this. These are new working practices which will need to be flexible and learnt whilst on the move, so please follow our team members advice and instructions, this will keep you and them safe . 

  • We will not tolerate abuse, calm and understanding is very much needed at this time as we are all in this together.

  • Please use the hand sanitisers frequently, also please bring with you what you will need to keep you safe and comfortable on the water, we advise you bring a small first aid kit to self administer first aid, a mask for the times that social distancing becomes difficult to follow, this difficulty should only arise if its an emergency where team members and yourself can’t be more than 2m away due to an emergency.

  • No cash .Payments only via the booking system , this can be via the website or call one of our team to assist in your booking.

  • Returning you to your car.  We can only take family members from the same household in the our vehicles  at one time. 

  • We can only take one friend back in the vehicle at a time

  • Grove Ferry Picnic site is open and so are the Toilets , please note there are no Toilet facilities at Fordwich currently.

  • If you or any member of your household are showing any symptoms of COVID 19 please to do not arrive for your bookings as per government guidance, please give us a call and we will re book for you .

  • On booking you will be required to read the terms and conditions of hire and check the box as we have now moved away from the onsite signing in method.

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The Paddle House, Grove Ferry Picnic Site, Canterbury CT3 4BP