Conjuring up images of lazy summer days on the river, straw boaters, and picnics, punting is on par with Wimbledon and cream teas as a quintessentially English pastime. Not only a unique way to experience a destination, punting is simply just a lot of fun.
Traditionally used to transport cargo, boat punting became a popular leisure activity between 1860 and 1880 on the River Thames in London. These days, punting is primarily associated with the university cities of Cambridge and Oxford, where students earn beer money by “chauffeuring” tourists along the river to take in the sights. However, Cambridge and Oxford aren’t the only places in England where it’s possible to put your punting skills to the test.