First thing to remember about Cambridge when walking your dog is that there are bicycles EVERYWHERE. Its really important that you keep your dog on a short leash to avoid any peddle tangling trauma. That is of course if your dog doesn’t fit in the handle bar basket.
Punting – The River Cam runs through the heart of Cambridge, Where famously you can go on a guided punting tour. (If you aren’t familiar with punting its basically Cambridge’s answer to the Venetian Gondola).
You can also get amazing views of the college ‘backs’ which you can’t always see on foot! The Kings College Chapel, The Trinity College and The Wren Library are just some of the well known sites you are likely to see on a 45 minute tour.
Punting is certainly something you need to give a try! Open a bottle of bubbly and cruise down the river, under the bridges and look across to what has got to be one of my favourite cities.
There are lots of licensed punting companies! Certainly if you are walking near the river its likely you will get hailed over by their incredibly enthusiastic punters. I would recommend The Cambridge Punting Company – They have a mooring at Jesus Green called the Mimosa Pontoon and their booking desk is just on the quayside.
There are a plenty of art galleries and museums in Cambridge but if you are planning on taking your dog, the outside is just as beautiful as whats on the inside! Plus, you can often sit outside, read a book or just people watch.
Certainly taking Pepé in to the cities it makes me realise that there is so much to do that doesn’t include, shopping or eating. Because you can’t just do what you like when you take your dog in to consideration. But maybe it is nice to plan things out a bit more?
In case you don’t want to sit outside a restaurant or cafe with your dog, The parks in the city are bursting with beautiful flowers and plenty of quiet spots to eat a picnic. They are certainly worth a visit, even just for the dog to have a snoop around.