Join us on this fantastic trip along the River Medway in Kent, as you paddle from Tonbridge to Maidstone.
Rising in the Ashdown Forest, the River Medway flows through West and East Sussex and into Kent before reaching the Thames estuary some 120 kilometres downstream. Many tributaries flow into the Medway as it passes through the High Weald and Vale of Kent with its characteristic orchards and meadows.
Over two days you'll paddle 30 kilometres of this stunnig river starting in Tonbridge and finishing in Maindstone. Explore the river paddling its flat warters and shooting down a number weirs! At night you'll camp along the banks of the river, watching the bats, and listening to the birds a dawn.
The event can take one of two forms:
Minimum age: 18 A reasonable level of fitness required. Max weight: 18 stone (115kg).
Please note that all group bookings will be available for others to book, unless booking for a minimum of 6 people.
Choose from either of our guided or self-guided options below:
You'll be accompanied by a British Canoeing qualified kayak instructor. This is ideal for those who want the confidence of an instructor at their side who can help deal with any emergencies on the river and guide the route pointing out flora and fauna along the way.
Our self-guided option allows you to explore the river in your own group and go at your own pace. Our staff will transport your equipment to the campsite and arrange to get you all back to your vehicles at the end of the trip on day two.
We offer a range of options to suit your youth group or school:
Our experienced and qualified British Canoeing instructors will lead your group along the river, ensuring their safety, route finding and educating the group along the way.
Our self-guided option allows your group to explore the river in their own groups. This is ideal for groups such as youth groups or Duke of Edinburgh expeditions. Our team will provide all the logistics, transporting your equipment to the campsite and arranging to get you all back to your vehicles at the end of the trip on day two.
River Medway Tonbridge to Allington Lock
All kayaking equipment is supplied, paddle and buoyancy aid and dry bag for the river.
Suitable clothing for the time of year should be worn. A complete change of clothes with appropriate footwear is also needed. We will provide you with a kit list upon booking.
We will provide transport for all equipment to the campsite and transport back to your vehicles.
Please note you will need to pay £5 to park your vehicle for 48hrs.
Camping (you will need your own tent and sleeping bag).