HGroveFerryRiverTrips area (357K)

Grove Ferry River Trips and the local Area

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Please log sightings of reptiles and amphibians in the UK. The Record Pool aims to capture data that would otherwise be lost to the conservation community. The Record Pool is a collaboration between the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust and Amphibian and Reptile Groups of the UK.

Non-native Species Secretariat Link (20K) Report and indentify Non Native Species (Plants and others)

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:


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

see KOS website for recent bird sightings in the area

or stour valley sightings


Bee, Butterflies, Damselfly, Dragon Flies, Ladybird, Wasps, Waterboatmen,


Fish, Fox, Frog, Grass Snake, Grey Squirrel, Mole, Rabbit, Seal, Toad,

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

Local Interest and Other Links

Canterbury And District Angling Association
Canals and River Trust
Dog and Duck, Plucks Gutter
Fordwich Arms
Grove Ferry Picnic Site
Jim Shead waterways
Kent Limos
Kent Ornithological Society
Kentish Stour Countryside Project
Met Office weather, floods and news
The Red Lion Stodmarsh
Sandwich Bird Tours
Stodmarsh Nature Reserve
Thanet Archaeology
The Blean
The Rose Garden Tea Rooms
The Warwick Guest House Margate
Wikipedia River Stour
Witherdens Hall


Been There-Done That
Birding For All
Britain's Finest
Elham Valley
Higham Farmhouse
iKnow Kent
Information Britain
Keat Farm
Kingsdown International Camping Centre
Mulberry Cottages
Nethergong camping
Visit Britain
Visit England
Visit Kent
Visit Southeast England
Whitstable Holiday Homes


Canoe Days Out
Canoe Wild
Electric Boat Trips 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
Battery Specialists
Sailing Networks
Skippered Yacht Charter - S of France Italy
Salters Steamers
Sandwich Riverbus
Sea Searcher Boat Trips

Other Links

Canal Boat Hols for Disabled People
East Kent Independent Dementia Support
Little Stour Orchard
Scattering Ashes on water
The Harlequin Game