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 and Kayak 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:
- Bewl Water Outdoor Centre, Lamberhurst
- Maidstone Canoe Club, Maidstone
- Seapoint Canoe Centre, Seabrook
- Pirates Canoe Club, Maidstone
- Tonbridge Canoe Club, Tonbridge
- White Water Action, Medway
- Canoe Wild, Canterbury
- Mote Park Watersports Centre, Maidstone
- Epic Life Kent, Tonbridge