This attractive site alongside the River Great Stour offers visitors a lot more than just a picnic area. It’s an ideal place to take a riverside stroll, play games or go fishing.
Kent County Council
Facilities available at this site
- Disabled Access
- Interpretation Panels
About the Site
This attractive site alongside the River Great Stour offers visitors a lot more than just a picnic area. It’s an ideal place to take a riverside stroll, play games or go fishing. Boat trips along the river depart from the nearby Grove Ferry Inn (contact the pub for details). Three recreational trails – the Stour Valley Walk, the Saxon Shore Way and the Wantsum Walks all pass through the site, making this an ideal starting point for exploring the surrounding countryside. The flat terrain also makes this an ideal area for cycling. Just across the road is Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve – an internationally important wetland. Grove Ferry also has some value for wildlife – its meadows are managed to encourage wild flowers and insects.
Take the A28 from Canterbury towards Margate. After Upstreet village, turn right, signposted Grove Ferry. Cross the railway and turn left after the pub – the picnic area car park is to the right.
Route numbers 7, 8, 8A and 9 run along the A28 close to Grove Ferry – get off at Grove Ferry Hill and take the turning signposted for the picnic site.
National Cycle Route 1 passes close to the site
Transport Links to this site
Grove Ferry Photo Gallery
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