Running the River Cam (UK)

Photo © Siena Anstis

A beautiful run on any day, particularly early in the morning just before boats start to crowd the river. You can start the run from Bridge Street, to the left side of the Prezzo Italian Restaurant. Follow the foot/bike path down the river, past Jesus Green & Midsummer Common. Take the second foot bridge on your left that leads over the river and connects to the Pembroke College Boat Club, and then swing right at the end of the bridge and follow the residential paths back to the water (basically, keep pushing right after the bridge until you’re back on the river, on a small dirt path). The path goes for a while before leaving the river and makes for an excellent 21km loop.