River Stour, Fordwich, Kent


River Stour, Fordwich, Kent

Description: Fordwich is thought by some to be England's smallest town. Set off from the old town hall and follow the path downstream along the Stour. The river is at first open and sunny, but becomes wooded and secretive after two miles, before winding through the reedy lowlands of the Stodmarsh nature reserve, good for spotting bittern, marsh harriers and water vole. You can only reach this section by swimming or canoeing, and if you continue through you'll eventually arrive at the Grove Ferry Inn in Upstreet.

Diving: Not suitable for diving

Entrance: No entrance fee