Islands of the Medway Estuary

Our Speaker; Adam, is a keen canoeist with 15 years’ experience of paddling a fourteen-foot, Canadian (open) canoe. He has canoed in many places including the backcountry of Ontario, the lakes of Finland and Sweden and beautiful places here in the UK, but it is the islands and salt marshes of the Medway estuary where his heart is. 

Adams PowerPoint presentation draws on many sources; census records, photos, Victorian technical plans, personal experience, and several trips to the National Archives - to illustrate who lived on these islands, how the twin forts of Hoo and Darnet were built, the story of the WW1 German submarine stranded hidden in the marshes and the infamous Deadmans Island.

We will also take a close up look at some of the flora and fauna of this huge, beautiful wilderness that is Medway estuary


All our trips are run by club members like you, and unless specifically described otherwise, they are peer paddles.

If you think that you would benefit from the support of a formal river leader or coach, please contact the trip organiser in advance - we can usually arrange something! Otherwise you should be confident that your own ability matches the trip as planned.

If your trip is being led by someone, a more experienced paddler, river leader, or a coach - it is your responsibility to mention any medical or other issues which may arise during the trip.

Led paddle
Maidstone Canoe Club
27th Jun, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
  • £3 per adult
Members, non-members & juniors
Bookings cut-off: 27th Jun, 6:00PM
  • Geoff Orford

Required paddler skill level

none at all it is a presentation that takes place in the clubhouse