A BOAT which rows customers across the River Severn is returning to Worcester this weekend.

The Cathedral Ferry is returning on Easter Sunday (April 9), where customers can pay just 50 pence to be rowed across the river.

Customers can board the Cathedral Ferry from either the footpath between Copenhagen Street Car Park and the Diglis House Hotel, or from the other side of the river near the Premier Inn.

Halfway across and amid the swans, passengers can see the length of the river taking in Worcester Cathedral, the busy South Quay, and the historic Worcester Bridge.

Mark Glossop has been running the ferry rides since 1983 and is happy to be celebrating the fortieth year.

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He said: "We started this back in 1983, replacing a daily service which used to take people across the river which ended in the late 1950s.

"Since then, it has been a tourist attraction and fundraising opportunity to benefit a lot of charities in and around Worcester.

"This is made possible by a wonderful team of volunteers who will be operating the ferry."

Mr Glossop visited the River Severn today, getting things ready for the re-launch of the ferry trips this Sunday.

The trips will be held on Sundays and Bank Holidays throughout the calendar until the end of summer.

Mr Glossop said: "So far we have raised £20,000 for charitable organisations in Worcester.

"It costs just 50 pence, and you pay the ferry operator on the day, there is no need to book ahead.

"Simply come down to either side of the river and just wave the ferry operator down to come aboard."

This Sunday, the tour will be running between 1.30pm and 5.30pm.

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Worcester News: Ferryman Eddie Rogers aboard the Cathedral Ferry on Worcester's River Severn in 2021.Ferryman Eddie Rogers aboard the Cathedral Ferry on Worcester's River Severn in 2021. (Image: Newsquest)

The Cathedral Ferry team are also looking for new volunteers who will be given full training.

For more information call Mark Glossop on 01905 333265.