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Trip in company Cardiff, Portishead to Gloucster 22nd April...back 25th. Question is if anyone is driving (car) back on 25th? SWMBO won't go unless there is a guaranted way of getting back to work on time. For any that havn't done it its really good.
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It's a few years since I was on the river (or Sharpness canal). I was going to do a similar trip last summer but the costs put me off. Can you enlighten those of us that don't know what the costs would be for all the licences and locking fees etc?
 

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Gloucester to Rhoose by train costs £22.10, and takes 1 hour 47 mins with one change at Cardiff.

Sorry , forgot to mention it would be Portishead to Rhoose on the Sunday which is more hassle.....well was last time!
Another thing is this year boats need to have the safety certificate to use the canal apparently.
 

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It's a few years since I was on the river (or Sharpness canal). I was going to do a similar trip last summer but the costs put me off. Can you enlighten those of us that don't know what the costs would be for all the licences and locking fees etc?

I think is 40 quid.
 

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I'm based at Penarth so it costs nothing for me to visit Portishead for the day. It costs something like £25 to visit Watchet or Swansea, and a little less to visit Bristol (all in terms of additional fees).

If I want to visit Sharpness for the day a little research tells me that it costs £50 per lock in and the same out, and a canal licence and if you need a BSS (as you suggest) a whole lot more.

If it was £40 to go to Gloucester and back then I would do it, but I fear the cost is more like £150.

Csail... Can you let the forum know what the cost turns out to be?
 

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Portishead Cruising Club normally do a cruise to Gloucester at Easter. They welcome non-members. I paid last year but didn't go in the end, I think the cost was about £30. Their website will have details. My passage plan was the same as for Lydney, leaving just before high tide gives enough time to get up before high water.
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Portishead Cruising Club normally do a cruise to Gloucester at Easter. They welcome non-members. I paid last year but didn't go in the end, I think the cost was about £30. Their website will have details. My passage was the same as for Lydney, leaving just before high tide gives enough time to get up before high water.
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Non-PCC boats would certainly be welcome. The website is http://www.portisheadcruisingclub.org.uk/pccwebsite09012011/Home/Entries/2011/3/30_Gloucester_Trip_Easter_2011_Info.html. Hurry though because you'll need to get the licence and pay your locking fee before 18 April.

The licence is about 27 pounds for a 9m boat and then the locking fee is just 10 pounds. (40 pounds, I am told, if you go on your own.)
 
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