River Medway Tonbridge

The River Medway at Tonbridge in Kent, is a fantastic place from which to explore is numerous tributaries. We'll paddle, explore and find our way up many of these tributaries, taking in all there is to see.

Whether you have never paddled before or you’re a regular paddler, our highly qualified instructors will ensure that everybody has a good time by adapting the trip to suit your needs and abilities.

This river trip along the River Medway is one of our many group days out on offer. Take a look at our other river trips including; the River Cuckmere, the River Arun and the River Ouse. Most rivers are tidal, meaning we can only paddle them on certain dates and times, please contact us to find out more.



March - October



Group Size



Minimum age: 18 Maximum weight: 18 stone (115kg) Group bookings: For private bookings the minimum age is 10yrs (our recommended minimum age is 14yrs) as younger paddlers may not be able to paddle that far).






Yes: British Canoeing Membership or Permits from the Environmental Agency (this £10 fee is included in the trip costs).


No, this trip can run at any time.


Adapted to suit the needs and ability of the group, ensuring everyone has fun paddling the river whilst enjoying the surrounding countryside and wildlife.

Who it's for

Groups who are looking for a day out with a difference! Suitable for anyone interested in taking up canoeing or those just wanting to explore the countryside of Hampshire by water!


There are no prerequisites for this trip, but being able to swim 50m and a reasonable level of fitness is preferable.


Group bookings can be arranged:

£67pp (Group Size 4-6)
£64pp (Group Size 7-8)
£61pp (Group Size 9-10)
£58pp (Group Size 11-13)
£55pp (Group Size 14-16)

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River Medway - Tonbridge, Kent


Equipment supplied

All kayaking and safety equipment is supplied including:

  • Kayak
  • Paddle
  • Buoyancy aid

Equipment needed

For all kayaking courses you must have extra warm clothes and waterproofs, we will provide you with a full kit list upon booking.

  • Full change of clothes to go kayaking in, including footwear, and underwear.
  • Clothing should be suitable for the time of year*
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers (to wear on the water)
  • Extra jumper
  • Warm hat / sun hat
  • Gloves
  • Towel
  • Snacks / water
  • Medication / Tablets / Inhaler etc.

The above list is just a guide and appropriate clothing for the time of year should be worn. We highly recommend you have a dry bag for all your kit on the water and to put your wet clothing in at the end of the day.

*Clothing should comprise several layers to trap the warmth. Please do not wear denim as it restricts movement, is cold when wet and is slow to dry. You must wear footwear whilst kayaking (old trainers, plimsolls) please don’t wear sandals. Wetsuits are not required as they only work when they are wet; if you wish to bring a wetsuit we still recommend you have a warm top.

Equipment shop

Take a look at our online shop for any equipment you might want for your outdoor adventures. We stock a variety of equipment and can give expert advice if you have any queries. Choose to collect your order on a course (free of charge) and your instructor will have it ready and waiting for you when you arrive.