We opted for countryside ride and had 55 minutes through quiet waters and interesting wildlife. Kingfishers, little grebe, ducks, trout, all under the lovely trees. The man who was punting had a good knowledge of wild life and area. He would have remained quiet had we wanted him too. Getting in and out was a challenge for my husband who had had a hip op earlier this year but well worth it. There was a blanket had we been cool but we were very comfortable and pleased to see the countryside at this level.