Punting on the River Cam, Cambridge
A punt is a flat-bottomed boat without a keel, and is propelled by a long pole. Since Edwardian times, punting is the most popular way to see the bridges and colleges along the River Cam. The River Cam enters Cambridge from the south west of the city and heads north past many of the historic colleges of the University of Cambridge along the open area known as The Backs. The oldest of Cambridge's current bridges, the Clare College bridge in classical style was built in 1639–40 by Thomas Grumbold.