Supporting the preservation and operation of paddle steamers Waverley and Kingswear Castle


The timetable for the Bristol Channel sailings is now available to view/download from the Waverley Excursions web site, as are the North West, North Wales, South Coast and Thames timetables.

The banner at the foot of the timetable looks promising – Balmoral  from June 20  to August 28 and Waverley from  Aug 29 to Sept 9 – in reality, Balmoral is only on the channel from 20th June to 1st July, then again from 14th August to 28th August.  The total number of scheduled days sailings (both ships) is 37, down almost one third on last years figure of 52. Let’s hope that in the 3 weeks that Balmoral is on the South Coast (Olympics) she has good weather, good loadings and makes a lot of money!

The timetabled sailings for the channel are much the same as usual –  there’s a Padstow trip on Sunday 1st July.  There are no sailings from Newport (coach pick-up and drop-off only).  There are 4 Swansea departures (all marked ‘To Be Confirmed’)  and 2 trips from Briton Ferry.

Peter Havard