Man kayaking on a river.

With a 350 mile long coastline and plenty of inland waters to explore why not take to the water and start canoeing in Kent? Enjoy the beautiful scenic kayak and canoe trails which are the perfect chance to jump in a canoe and try your hand at one of these paddlesports.

Medway Canoe Trail

If you’re looking for a longer route to really get stuck into, then how about following the River Medway. From historic Tonbridge to Allington Lock, with plenty of heritage and nature along the way. Follow the 18 miles trail which you can canoe in a couple of days or stretch it out into a more relaxed trip. With plenty of campsites and launch points along the way.

Grove Ferry Canoe Trail

Take to the water and explore this stunning stretch of the Great Stour River, where you will be surrounded by lush greenery and wildlife. Keep quiet and you might see a water vole scurrying along the riverbank, or a heron half-hidden in the reeds.

Guided Wildlife Canoe Safari

Nature and wildlife abound on this 6.8 mile canoe trail, setting off just down the coast from Ramsgate’s Royal Harbour and providing spectacular views across the sea towards the national gem of Sandwich and Pegwell Bay National Nature Reserve.

Ramsgate – Beaches and Bays

This interesting seascape route of 2 miles begins in the vibrant coastal town of Ramsgate and ends in the traditional and pretty seaside resort of Broadstairs, taking in the undeniable beauty of the white cliffs of Ramsgate which have been eroded to a smooth surface over years of tidal wear and tear.

Kent’s Canoe Clubs

If a bit of company is all you need to persuade you out onto Kent’s waters, look no further than Kent’s canoe clubs:

If you’ve never set foot in a kayak or a canoe, you’ll find plenty of kayak and canoe courses across Kent to get you started.

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