Aims of the Project.
The South West Herts Narrowboat Project exists to provide a
narrowboat for community and youth groups. Formed in 1987 as an
independent UK charity, it serves a wide variety of user groups.
The project narrowboat is a community resource.
We encourage maximum use of the boat by the community:
For youth or other groups as a day trip, weekend away or week
As an educational resource, for schools / groups to learn more about
the environment, wildlife, the waterways, operating a narrowboat, negotiating locks,
As an opportunity to see an entirely different view of local towns
or taking a "back door" route into London on the Grand Union Canal.
For team building; getting members of a group working together and
knowing each other better.
In order to gain access to the differing interests and hobbies that
range from canal and industrial architecture to wildlife and
For all the community to enjoy the waterways and experience the
richness of a slowed pace of life on the canal.
For building youth group memories that last a lifetime.
The Project actively encourages volunteers to join in and help.
Community involvement at the Project base (at Hunton Bridge, near
Abbots Langley) is strongly encouraged. There are many rewards from
being associated with the Project and there is always much to be
involved with; maintenance, operations, training, taking the
responsibility as a trained helmsman, joining in with Project events and
The Project is financed by voluntary contributions...
from users and grants or sponsorship from local organisations. All
the Project's members are volunteers: there are no paid staff.