B3C Summer Camp River Medway

Rick Covell

8th September 2023 @ 9:15 PM – 10th September 2023 @ 10:15 PM
Rick Covell


B3C summer trip 2023, Friday 8th September pm to Sunday 10th September pm.

Paddle the River Medway from Tonbridge to Maidstone over 2 days with 2 nights camping.  A gentle 29km paddle with a few locks and some canoe shoots for those who wish to try them .


We plan to camp Friday night, paddle Saturday and Sunday and return home Sunday pm.  Drive time to the camp site near Yalding is just 1.5 hours, so suitable for after work on the Friday night. This will be an out and return Shuttle both days from the campsite so we will not be kayaking with all the camping gear.


Please let us know if you are interested so we can advise the camp site of numbers.

Any questions please call Rick.


The River Medway is a major river in the South East of England in the county of Kent. Stretching from High Weald in Sussex, through Tonbridge and Maidstone, the river ends where it meets the Thames estuary near Sheerness.

It is an ideal touring adventure. Great for recreational users and those looking for multi day-trips. It has some gentle grade 1 rapids but otherwise the river is a lovely flat, green wilderness paddle.

The River Medway is a popular river for canoeing. The river has a length of 120 kilometres, but the navigable non-tidal part runs from Tonbridge to Maidstone and has a length of 29 km, the Medway Canoe Trail. From Tonbridge you can make an extra round trip of 4 km upstream. This round is very popular by local people. You can paddle the full 29 km in one day, but most people do it in 2 days and camp on the way.