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The Area

The area around the Grove Ferry is rich in history, has areas of natural beauty, acres of natural wild fowl and water fowl habitat and is all connected by an unspoilt river upon which we can take you to see and experience this feast of nature.

Below is a list of some wildlife spotted from the boat since we began running trips:

Birds

Insects

Animals/Aquatics

Aylesbury Duck
Barn Owl
Cetti's Warbler
Chaffinch
Cormorant
Cuckoo
Egret
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Grebe
Green Woodpecker
Grey Wagtail
Greylag Goose
Heron
Hobby
Jay

Juvenile Night Heron
Kestrel
Kingfishers
Lapwing
Little Egret
Long Tailed Tit
Mallard Duck
Marsh Harrier
Mistle Thrush
Moorhen
Osprey
Pheasant
Reed Warbler
Sandpiper
Swan
Tree Creeper

Bee
Butterflies
Damselfly
Dragon Flies
Ladybird
Waterboatmen

Fish
Fox
Frog
Grass Snake
Grey Squirrel
Mole
Rabbit
Seal
Toad

see KOS website for recent bird sightings in the area



Links to local places, information, businesses and suppliers, sorted to alphabetically for fairness, they will open in a new page:

Local Interest

Tourism

Aba's place
CAMRA
Canterbury And District Angling Association
Canals and River Trust
Dog and Duck, Plucks Gutter
Fordwich Arms
Grove Ferry Picnic Site
Hythe Handbook
Jim Shead waterways
Kent Limos
Kent Ornithological Society
Kentish Stour Countryside Project
Met Office weather, floods and news
The Red Lion Stodmarsh
RSPB
Sandwich Bird Tours
Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory Trust
Stodmarsh Nature Reserve
Stour Valley Walk
Thanet Archaeology
The Blean
The Rose Garden Tea Rooms
The Warwick Guest House Margate
Wildwood
Wikipedia River Stour
Witherdens Hall
Been There-Done That
Birding For All
Britain's Finest
Elham Valley
Enjoy England
Higham Farmhouse
iKnow Kent
Information Britain
Keat Farm
Kingsdown International Camping Centre
Lads and Dads Club
Let's Visit
Mulberry Cottages
Natural Discovery
Nethergong camping
UK Attractions
Things to do in the UK
Visit Britain
Visit Kent
Visit Southeast England
Whitstable Holiday Homes

Boating

Other Links

Boat District
Boat Trips in Kent
Canoe Days Out
Canoe Wild
Dover Tide
Electric Boat Trips Royal Military Canal Hythe
Electric Boat Association
Flood Watch
Freedom Boating Holidays
Greta trips from Whistable
Grove Ferry boat club
Glynn's Yachting Album
Horizon Sea Safaris
London to Istanbul 2011
Marlec Marine Ramsgate
NNSS
Passenger boat Association
Portguide Chandlers
Powercell Battery Specialists
Sailing Networks
Skippered Yacht Charter - S of France Italy
Salters Steamers
Sandwich Riverbus
Sea Searcher Boat Trips
Simplon Postcards
Tenrag International Yacht Charters
Absolute our printers
Canal Boat Hols for Disabled People
East Kent Independent Dementia Support
Little Stour Orchard
Scattering Ashes
Scattering Ashes on water
Thanet Photos
The Harlequin Game

Access



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Access Statement:
This access statement is not a personal statement as to our suitability for those with access needs, but aims to describe the facilities and services that we offer all our guests/visitors.

Access:
The boat is boarded via a non-slip metal plate ramp which is adjusted to the height of tide, from the ramp there are 3 steps down into the boat. If you have any queries or require any assistance please contact us.

The boat can be found by either entering the Inn front door (steps) and exiting the rear on to the decking,or via the Inn garden and on to the decking (ramp), or from the car park going to the left side of the Inn and through the gate to the rear of the Inn, this has no steps buts some paving stones that are a little uneven. Staff will aid disabled customers where possible.

Facilities:
Grove Ferry River Trips and The Grove Ferry Inn are separate businesses but the Inn allows our visitors free use of its facilities which include: free car parking, toilet facilities including disabled and refreshments.

Attraction:
Once on the tour a commentary is given by the skipper. It is recommended that passengers with hearing difficulties sit closer to the guide. The main attraction is the scenery, so deaf passengers will still enjoy the tour. All dogs are welcome.

Bus:
Number 8 (Canterbury to Margate)
Mon-Sat: every 30 mins, Sunday: hourly

Road:
From A28, in Upstreet, take road sign posted 'Grove Ferry.' After level crossing, turn left into Grove Pantry Pub car park.

Sat Nav CT3 4BP

Train:
Nearest Station Sturry (4 miles)

Taxi:
Northgate Cars 01227 860460


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