If you’re a boater living in or around London and Herts then Rickmansworth is the place to be this weekend. The Rickmansworth Festival now attracts 20,000 people and has now been going for over fifteen years.

With a great diversity of live music, stalls and entertainment it is easy to spend the whole day there. The location is stunning as the canal-side venue is the wonderful lakes and parkland known as the Aquadrome, with events also taking place beside Batchworth lock.

Anyone fascinated by boats will enjoy the sight of up to 100 colourful craft moored up along the towpath – not just double moored but sometimes three or four abreast. For me the highlight is gazing at some of the polished and traditional working boats, roses, castles, polished brass – and sometimes even a steam engine! But when you’ve seen all the boats you can carry on to enjoy the performing arts, displays, presentations, and traders, plus the usual selection of festival foods.

Here at Boatshed we never miss it, so stop by our stand to browse our display featuring narrowboats, barges, project boats and widebeams. You’re welcome to chat to Phil about canals, boats and boating, or get some free advice if you’re thinking of selling your boat.

We look forward to meeting you at the weekend.


PS. Can't make it? See our quick guide to this year's boat festivals.

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