We started our holiday at Bodian Boating Station. We arrived and set up our camp in the beautiful and small field (just a few sites round the edge). Great views of the gorgeous countryside and steam trains passing by in the distance. The boating station also has a lovely cafe with good selection of home-made cakes, ice creams and cream teas as well as local beers and wine.
Right next to it the small river where the owners hire out boats, kayaks or offer ferry rides up to Bodian Castle. This is the highlight - the river is so beautiful and you really get a feel for the countryside meandering gently along. There are loads of birds and wildlife to spot. It has to be on everyone's to do list for this part of Kent.
Vanessa and Alex who run Bodian are so welcoming and passionate about their business and did everything they could to make us fall in love with the place.