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

Please read the following before booking: 


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


  • To maintain a low number of visitors to our sites, we are currently ONLY allowing bookings for: 1 Hour Hire at Fordwich, Fordwich to Grove Ferry, Fordwich to Plucks Gutter, Fordwich to Grove Ferry and back again and Private 1-1 Lessons. Please book via our website or give us a call on the number above. 

  • During your visit, please follow the social distancing practices that we have put in place.

  • If you or any member of your household are showing any symptoms of COVID 19, please do not arrive for your booking as per government guidance.  We are able to reschedule so contact us on the number above and we will arrange this for you.

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

  • You will be required to maintain social distancing rules while on the water and at either of our sites. 

  • As always, we will endeavor to make your time with us a great and unforgettable experience, but we really need your co-operation to achieve this. All of the above are new working practices for both our staff and our customers.  Please follow our staff's advice and instructions, allow us flexibility and remember we are still learning - this will keep you and us safe!

  • We will not tolerate abuse of any kind.  We need everybody to remain calm and understanding during these difficult times for us all.

  • Please use the hand sanitizers frequently.  Please bring with you items to keep you safe and comfortable on the water.  We advise that you bring a small first aid kit to self administer first aid should the necessity arise.  Additionally, you should bring a mask for further safety measures.  A mask becomes particularly vital in an emergency - the only time where our staff and yourselves cannot remain more than 2 metres away from each other.

  • We will not be accepting cash. Payments are to be made only via the booking system - either on our website pages or by calling the number above. 

  • Returning you to your car: 

  • The Grove Ferry Picnic site is open as are the public toilets.  Please note there are no toilet facilities at Fordwich currently.

  • On booking, you will be required to read and agree to the terms and conditions of hire and tick the box.  We are not using the 'signing in' method on site. 

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