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53rd Anniversary  1964 - 2017


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This Site was last updated on 21-07-2017 .

NEWSFLASH..............We now have our own Google Events Calendar on this page which is automatically updated and can be integrated into your own Google Calendar. Instructions how to do it are below the Calendar..........River distances and tide differences are also now on this page.............NAVIGATION WARNING...Loop now abandoned and buoys removed. See information Notice to Mariners below and new chartlet...............Change of date for the Charity Tea. The Charity Tea is now on Sunday 1st October (donations for raffle please give to Liz..Thank you)................Details of our Summer Party are now on our Events Page.....Fun for all the kids and adults too.......Navigation Warning....Divers in the entrance to the Stour..Please see Navigation Warning Link below............... .......... ..

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 river 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.

click here to visit Grove Ferry Message Board

Click here for Ramsgate Harbour Cam.

You can integrate this Calendar into your Google Calendar by copying both lines of the link below and then follow the instructions which follow the link

Once you have copied the link go to your own google Calendar then down on the left go to "Other Calendars". Click on the little downward arrow on the right which opens up a sub menu. Click on "Add URL". A box will open and then paste your copied link in the box and then click "Add Calendar". The Grove Ferry Calendar should then be integrated in your own Google Calendar and will automatically be updated when we change or add dates.

Click here for Dover Tides
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

*It is at the Junction of the Little Stour and the River Great Stour that the river changes it's name to the Kentish Stour and meanders it's way across the Minster Flats, through Sandwich and out to the sea.

Dover Tides add 1 hour for Sandwich Bridge, or 3-1/4 hours for Grove Ferry

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Notice Number 06 - 2017,  14th June 2017
Major changes to estuary buoyage.

Mariners are advised that the old loop in the estuary is now abandoned and all buoys withdrawn.  The newly developing straight channel now replaces that old loop with an additional buoy at each end.  The new channel is approximately three cables in length allowing the buoys at each end to be clearly visible from one end to the other.
See new chart published on this site page ‘NAVIGATION INFO/Estuary Chartlet’
Signed Captain Colin Carr.  Harbour Master.

Please be aware of Divers and information is available by going to the following link

Click here for Notice to Mariners.

Click here for 14th June 2017 map of the entrance to Sandwich.


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


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