Join local historian and PHD student Katie on this unique podcast tour, for an excursion down one of Cambridge’s most scenic and peaceful routes; the Backs!
Incidentally, the Backs is the area that runs along many of Cambridge’s famous colleges and the walk is studded with beautiful architecture, a quaint wooden bridge, sprawling green spaces, and quirky stories.
Starting at Scudamore's Quayside, you'll begin the podcast tour alongside the river. Walk over the wooden bridge of Silver Street and immerse yourself in Cambridge's history and moving stories. See Queens's College and walk along the welcoming green space that marks the beginning of the Backs.
The tour will walk you through student life as you visit the student's sports area, and there will be magnificent views of King's College and its Chapel. Don't forget to bring your camera for some breathtaking views of the river Cam!
Discover the secrets of the Cambridge 'Night Climbers' and the more mischievous side of Cambridge's secret societies. At Clare College, we'll learn about Alma Mater David Attenborough, one of the most endearing nature historians of our lifetimes.
Finally, as the podcast tour comes to an end at the Garrett Hostel Bridge, stop to take in the lovely views, or if you dare, try out the old Cambridge tradition of Bridge Hopping!