Punting on the River Cam, Cambridge - Pictures
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The river Cam lows through the centre of Cambridge following a broad loop, it is a slow flowing shallow river which lends itself perfectly to the use of punts, wide, low boats with a shallow draught that can be pushed along using a long pole that reaches down the river bottom. You can hire one and propel yourself in whichever direction you want to go or hire a guide who do the hard work (not that hard actually) while delivering an informative talk and description of the historical places passing by and their stories.

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Punting on the river Cam along the "Backs", a stretch of river that passes by the back of several of the older colleges in central Cambridge.

King's College bridge.

Punting on the river Cam along the backs, Clare College bridge.

Punting on the river Cam along the backs, Clare College.

Punting on the river Cam along the backs, by Bodley's Court, Kings College.

Punting on the river Cam along the backs, by Bodley's Court, Kings College.

Punting on the river Cam along the backs, by Bodley's Court, Kings College.

Punting on the river Cam along the backs, Clare College.

Punting on the river Cam along the backs, Clare College.

Punting on the river Cam along the backs, Clare College bridge.

Punting on the river Cam along the backs, Clare College.

Punting on the river Cam along the backs, Clare College bridge.

Punts awaiting punters.

Anchor pub and Mill Lane punting station.

Punting on the river Cam past Queen's College.

Punting station off Magdalene Street.

Punting station off Magdalene Street.

Punting on the river Cam.

Punting under Magdalene Bridge.


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