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56th Anniversary  1964 - 2020

'WELCOME ABOARD'

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CONTACT US AT gfbc@groveferryboatclub.co.uk

This Site was last updated on 19-07-2020 .

Work Party on 25th July from 10am-1pm. Arrive at 9.45 for a cup of tea - owing to COVID-19 please bring your own cup. Also please bring your own tools e.g. shears, strimmers, secateurs etc and gloves.
We will provide lunch from the food wagon across the river.

NEWSFLASH......NEWSFLASH....Steve Hogwood has put his 19ft Hardy up for sale, for 7500 or near offer. It is in great condition, please contact the Boat Club if interested...................Sorry it wasn't mentioned at the AGM but a big thank you for all the Tea Duty volunteers. Your efforts are much appreciated............NAVIGATION...The Stour Estuary Map has been updated from 4th October 2019........FOR SALE.. Grapple /Mooring Hook..See FOR SALE PAGE...........Check out our website for further updates and new events.............

COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT - Sanitisers are available for use at the slipway, each compound gate and entry and exit gate by keypads.

Grove Ferry Boat Club was founded in 1964. You will find the clubhouse, dating from the early seventies, on the south bank of the River Great Stour (the second largest in Kent). It lies just below the Grove Ferry Bridge some 8 miles east of Canterbury. The bridge replaced the old ferry in 1963.

We are an active boat club with various events, water activities, organized cruises in company, boat exercises etc. and with barbecues and other activities at Red House Marsh. (Our picnic facility some 4.5 miles downstream)

The Ferry Inn on the North Bank is also open on certain Sunday afternoons throughout the year between 2.30pm and 4.30pm and the open and closed dates can be seen below. All are welcome for tea, coffee and the odd cake, along with a little social banter!

The club has some 30 moorings on the north Bank and we have developed storage & facilities for dinghies, canoes etc. in our compound, and we now have easy launching facilities with the slipway on the north bank.


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SUNDAY OPEN AND CLOSED DATES FOR TEAS ON THE NORTH BANK 14.30 TO 16.30.


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Table of Distances in Miles

DESTINATION MILEAGE FROM GROVE FERRY TIDE DIFFERENCE FROM DOVER
Click here for Dover Tides
INFORMATION
Fordwich Mill 5.1 Miles Plus 4 Hours 35 Mins Fixed Sluice
Stodmarsh 2.5 Miles Plus 3 Hours 45 Mins  
Grove Ferry 0.0 Miles Plus 3 Hours 15 Mins Bridge
Sarre Channel 3.2 Miles Plus 2 Hours 32 Mins (Not navigable)
Little Stour 3.3 Miles Plus 2 Hours 30 Mins River Junction*
Pluck's Gutter 3.4 Miles Plus 2 Hours 29 Mins Road Bridge
Red House Marsh 4.4 Miles Plus 2 Hours 16 Mins Club Picnic site
Minster Rail Bridge 6.8 Miles Plus 1 Hour 45 Mins  
Richborough Castle 8.7 Miles Plus 1 Hour 20 Mins Roman Fort
Sandwich Bridge 10.2 Miles Plus 1 Hour Swing Bridge
Stonar Cut 13.3 Miles Plus 28 mins (not navigable)
Pegwell Bay 14.2 Miles Plus 24 Mins Pepperness River mouth
Royal Harbour 17.0 Miles Plus 21 Mins Ramsgate



NAVIGATION WARNING. Navigation warnings will be listed here as and when received.






EVENTS FOR YOUR DIARY 2019 CAN BE FOUND ON THE EVENTS PAGE


Sandwich Bridge Contact Number for booking to open the bridge is now as follows
Tel No 01843 585624
Highway Marine now control the opening and closing from Monday to Friday during daylight hours.
They can be contacted on Channel 8 during these hours if you are running late for your booking.
On Weekends or in darkness hours the bridge will be controlled by the Dover company still at the same Tel No above.

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