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Fordwich River Tours

Fordwich, United Kingdom
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Matthew JR wrote a review Oct 2020
Canterbury, United Kingdom65 contributions41 helpful votes
We had a lovely time messing about in a boat! We went as a family, 2 parents, 8 year old and 5 month old. The team were amazing with the kids and the experience was wonderful.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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r m wrote a review Aug 2020
Southampton, United Kingdom7 contributions2 helpful votes
Nige is great!...so funny, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable that we were looking forward to meeting him as much as the river boat trip :). He's gone to great lengths to make the Covid situation as safe as possible. Sadly we've just had to cancel our trip, but we will definitely re-book if we visit Kent in the future.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Hikemike wrote a review Sep 2019
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Making up a party of six friends, I booked a 90 minute river trip from Fordwich to Westbere Lakes which proved a delightful experience by exploring a largely unspoilt stretch of the Stour with all it's fauna and flora at close quarters. The calm, quiet journey over gin clear water allows you to see numerous fish and aquatic plant life as well as the changing scenery on both banks. Notable features were indicated by the two Nigels and their crew who were all helpful and friendly throughout the trip. I would definitely recommend this outing to people of all ages who wish to escape from the hustle of everyday life but do take a camera to capture the memories.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Cuckoobird wrote a review Sep 2019
Herne Bay, United Kingdom73 contributions61 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our trip with the two Nigels from Fordwich to Westbere Lakes last year, so we just had to have another trip and bring a couple of friends with us this time. We immediately felt welcomed (like old friends) by Nige and Nigel, with their friendly banter, as we waited to board the boat. Lovely Sarah is a great addition to the crew too.The moment you step aboard you feel relaxed and at home. Nigel gave us lots of interesting facts and anecdotes about Fordwich, the river itself, the wildlife, history, and surrounding countryside, whilst Nige (the other Nigel) skilfully and gently steered the boat along the beautifully clear river, downstream toward the lakes at Westbere. There was plenty of time to relax and enjoy the peace of the river and the wildlife. We could see the fish, quite clearly, under the water, and also damselflies and dragonflies darting above it. We also saw several moorhens and babies, some coots, ducks, and several pairs of swans as we made our way downstream. The highlight, of course, was spotting the kingfisher as it flew swiftly down river ahead of us. As we passed Stodmarsh Nature Reserve, we saw a buzzard, then a cormorant, heron, and some geese on the lake at Westbere. An added bonus en route was seeing a herd of chocolate brown cows grazing right beside the river bank.Quite a few fallen trees, not to mention canoeists, to navigate around along the river which added to the fun! All too soon, we had to turn around for our return journey. Three quarters of an hour each way. So a total of an hour and a half of bliss! We all thoroughly enjoyed our trip and felt so relaxed, and happy, with the delightful mix of the gentle pace of the river, and the cheerful company of our hosts and crew! Thank you. We'll come again next year!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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clairelparsons wrote a review Aug 2019
Westgate-on-Sea, United Kingdom41 contributions4 helpful votes
Our extended family group (ranging from 6 weeks old to... well, over 60 years old!) all thoroughly enjoyed our tour along the River Stour with Fordwich River Tours today. Nigel, Julie and Jasmine were a friendly and informative crew who ensured the wind and rain did not spoil the experience for us one little bit. I would highly recommend them - booking was easy and the price was good (especially with the “kids for a quid” summer offer).
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Date of experience: August 2019
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