The highlight of trinity term!

2024 JCR Punt Scheme

It is Time to Punt!

The JCR has leased a punt from Magdalen Bridge Boathouse (map) for Trinity Term. The punt is available from 15/04/24 until 15/06/24.

You must place a booking below to use the punt – you can book up to 7 days in advance. Hiring the punt costs £1/hour and you can hire it for up to 2hrs each day. Please be considerate of others trying to book the punt – if you cancel bookings last minute, we may still charge you! You can book for the same day – if you can’t see a day, it’s all booked up!

At the start of Michaelmas 2023, most JCR members paid a small fee through Battels to enable this scheme to take place. If you opted-out of paying this charge, then you are not permitted to use the scheme. However, if you now wish to be included, you can contact the JCR Treasurer ( to pay to join in for this year.

Rules for Punting

Please have a quick read of these simple points to make sure punting goes smoothly!

  • Only Lincoln JCR members may make a booking for the punt.
  • The Punt can carry a maximum of 5 people, at least one of which must be a member of Lincoln JCR. 
  • The person who makes the booking is responsible for the safe return of the punt. They need to hand their BOD card into the punting station as a deposit for the punt’s safe return. 
  • You’ll receive an automatic confirmation email about an hour before your session, you’ll be asked to show this when you collect the punt.
  • The Punt must be returned in good condition. The boathouse will charge a ‘Wet Charge’ if the punt is waterlogged.
  • Additionally, the boathouse will charge replacement costs if the punt, pole or paddle is not returned. If you incur these charges, they’ll be battled to the person who booked the punt.
  • The boathouse is open from 9am everyday and will close at 9pm or an hour before sunset (whichever’s earlier – ask when you collect the punt). 
  • Please make sure you return the punt at the time your booking ends – if not, you’ll be cutting into the time of other Lincoln punters!
  • Please follow all guidance and rules from the boathouse staff; Lincoln has been punting with this lot for over 60 years – let’s keep up our good reputation!

If anyone’s experiencing issues with the punt scheme please let the JCR Treasurer know (

Booking Form

Having issues with the form? Book here instead.

The details you submit in this form will be saved with Acuity Scheduling, a SquareSpace company. You can view their full privacy policy here. Information you submit in this form will be used by the Lincoln JCR’s Executive Committee for managing this service. Some details you provide will be given to the College office for placing the charges on Battels. We’ll use the email address you provide to send an automated confirmation and then reminder email. Additionally, we’ll use this address to get in touch with you if there’s any problems with your booking. Thanks for using the scheme!