South West Herts Narrowboat Project

Pickle's Folly
Booking form [pdf]
Availability calendar 2019

About Dick's Folly.

The boat was taken out of service in the Autumn of 2009 for a complete interior refit. Some of the preparation work was done by members of the Project [see pictures on this page], but the refit and mechanical work were carried out by professionals. See this page for pictures of Dick's Folly being lifted out of the water for its transportation to Starline Marine in Worcestershire, and this page for pictures of the early work inside the boat.

We received the boat from Starline Marine in June 2011 and it is now in full service. The availability of both our boats can be checked from this page. The bookings secretary can be contacted by email: and the booking form with terms and conditions can be downloaded from this page,

Boat layout [click on picture to enlarge and again to return].

Plan of new layout of Dick's Folly.


Dick's Folly is equipped to a high standard:

* Hot and cold running water
* Showers in two wetrooms
* Domestic cooker with oven, grill and four burners
* Refrigerator
* 2 flush toilets
* 12 volt lighting
* 240 volt power sockets


While accommodation is comfortable and adequate, space is limited. Dick's Folly has 12 berths in six pairs of bunks, and there are lockers provided for personal belongings. The saloon has sufficient seating, some of which can be folded against the side of the boat and one of the two tables in the saloon can be removed to make more space.

Location and cruising.

See the map for the Project location.
Our base offers secure, off street parking for several vehicles for those using the boat. The site has water, electricity, a barbeque and rubbish disposal / recycling. Nearby are several pubs, a pizzeria, an Indian restaurant, a garage and a shop.

The location provides an ideal mooring for the boat on the River Gade at its junction with the Grand Union Canal at Hunton Bridge.

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Registered Charity No. 299973.