Between October and March, powered boats are permitted to navigate the Cambridge “Backs”, by arrangement with the Cam Conservancy. On our old boat, Lucky Duck, we made the trip many times.
With this knowledge, Camboaters (well, me and James), in collaboration with the Conservancy, have produced a comprehensive guide to navigating the Backs in a powered boat, which can be downloaded or read online. It contains a useful map, bridge heights, and detailed descriptions of how to navigate each of the 10 bridges.
This winter we plan to try it in Willow… if we can do it, anyone can!