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54th Anniversary  1964 - 2018


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This Site was last updated on 09-12-2018 .

NEWSFLASH..Sunday Teas...There will not be a Tea Duty this Sunday 16th December but we are open on the 23rd December. The next open Sunday will be 13th January 2019...Please check the website for any updates.................

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 Sunday afternoons throughout the year between 2.30pm and 4.30pm. (Except bank holiday weekends & Club Events) and 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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We cannot be responsible for any damages or consequences caused by your use of them.

Forthcoming Work on the Rail Gate

The access to the North Bank will be restricted during November due to Network Rail cutting vegetation and moving the Gate that at present is situated at the entrance to the North Bank. Please make a note of the following dates that may affect you if you are considering visiting the site.
19th November 2018 Work starts and power will be off on the North Bank from 9.30am to 14.30 hours and may be the most disruptive day as UKPN will Instigate Power Outage
19th/20th/21st/22nd & 23rd November 2018 Vegetation Work (Minor disruption)
26th/27th/28th/29th & 30th November 2018 Fencing & Gate Work (Minor disruption)
3rd December 2018 Fencing & Gate Work continues until further notice. Please do not park opposite the rail moorings (Minor disruption)
Please look out for any further updates on our website or on our Facebook Page.
Best wishes

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CLOSED 10th June 2018 OPEN 17th June 2018 OPEN 24th June 2018 OPEN 1st July 2018 OPEN 8th July 2018 CLOSED CLUB EVENT 15th July 2018 OPEN 22nd July 2018 OPEN 29th July 2018 OPEN 5th Aug 2018
NOW OPEN 12th Aug 2018 OPEN 19th Aug 2018 CLOSED 26th Aug 2018 OPEN 2nd Sept 2018 OPEN 9th Sept 2018 OPEN 16th Sept 2018 OPEN 23rd Sept 2018 OPEN 30th Sept 2018 OPEN 7th Oct 2018 OPEN 14th Oct 2018 CLOSED 21st Oct 2018 CLOSED CLUB EVENT 28th Oct 2018
OPEN 4th Nov 2018 OPEN 11th Nov 2018 OPEN 18th Nov 2018 OPEN 25th Nov 2018 OPEN 2nd Dec 2018 CLOSED CLUB EVENT 9th Dec 2018 CLOSED 16th Dec 2018 OPEN 23rd Dec 2018 CLOSED 30th Dec 2018 CLOSED 6th Jan 2019 OPEN 13th Jan 2019 OPEN 20th Jan 2019
OPEN 27th Jan 2019 OPEN 3rd Feb 2019 OPEN 10th Feb 2019 OPEN 17th Feb 2019 OPEN 24th Feb 2019 OPEN 3rd March 2019 OPEN 10th March 2019 OPEN 17th March 2019 OPEN 24th March 2019 CLOSED 31st March 2019 OPEN 7th April 2019 OPEN 14th April 2019
CLOSED 21st April 2019 OPEN 28th April 2019 CLOSED 5th May 2019 OPEN 12th May 2019 OPEN 19th May 2019 CLOSED 26th May 2019 OPEN 2nd June 2019 OPEN 9th June 2019 OPEN 16th June 2019 CLOSED 23rd June 2019 OPEN 30th June 2019 OPEN 7th July 2019

Table of Distances in Miles

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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.

No Warnings Posted ......

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Click here for 26th April 2018 map of the entrance to Sandwich.


Sandwich Bridge Contact Number for opening is now as follows
Tel No 01843 585624


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