Imray News

Bristol Channel and Severn Cruising Guide

Brand new edition available now

19th January 2023, By Imray

The second edition of this popular cruising guide by Peter Cumberlidge, revised by Jane Cumberlidge, is described as an 'authoritative and highly readable tome' by Yachting Monthly magazine, and is available now.  


Covering nearly every creek, pill, river and harbour from Milford Haven in Wales to St Ives in Cornwall via Lydney and Bristol, including the fixed-mast canal route from Sharpness to Gloucester, the book reflects Peter’s lifelong familiarity with these fascinating waters. 

Although there have been no major new developments for cruising sailors in the Bristol Channel over the last few years, the popularity of the area has increased enormously and facilities for anyone coming by boat have steadily improved.  Anyone coming to the Channel for the first time will find friendliness and a warm welcome wherever you moor up for the night and a one night stop will often turn into several days! 

Peter Cumberlidge was a well known writer and photographer who cruising widely under sail and power who sadly died in 2019. Jane updated the sailing directions and included a lovely selection of inspiring and informative new photographs. Plans have been updated throughout. First time and return visitors alike will find this guide an essential companion when exploring this warmly welcoming and rewarding cruising ground.