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Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, Ely
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Wicken Fen is one of a very few remnants of the East Anglian fauna and flora. What impresses me, is the very high standard of management offered by the National Trust.
I went on an excellent basket weaving course at the weekend with Nadine. I can't recommend it strongly enough. We all had a really good time and ended up with beautiful baskets.
We went to Wicken Fen, hired bikes from the national trust, and spent the day cycling. It's a really beautiful part of the countryside with a good variety of cycle paths. The national trust were super... read more »
The staff at Wicken Fen is are always friendly and helpful. There are different routes you can take depending on your ability and time constraints. The Boardwalk is wheelchair friendly, apart from the hides. The Boardwalk is also pushchair friendly at 1.2km or 3/4 mile long. The Nature Trail is 3.6km or 2 1/4 miles and you will require walking boots. The Adventurers' Trail 4.5km or 2 3/4 miles and walking boots or even wellingtons advisable on occasions.
This is just a wonderful place. Get there early to experience it with fewer visitors. And it's worth visiting at very different times of the year to see the wildlife in the reed beds.
A lovely,peaceful place - the location links to the Sustrans cycle network allowing access to miles of quiet cycle lanes alongside the dykes and fields of Cambridgeshire. A great place to unwind. Watch out for biting insects in the summer though - long trousers and shirt recommended. There is a great pub in Wicken village which does tasty food on the village green.
Great countryside experience. Good for an away day from Cambridge. Accessible by bike. Darwin went there to catch beatles.
Really enjoyed day out at Wicken Fen, exploring the beautiful rural countryside. However having visited many National Trust properties in the last few months, i must say how disappointed we were at the standard of the Cafe / Restaurant. Although the staff were welcoming, the produce was poor. Lets get real, nearly £4.00 for a poor quality sausage baguette, and close to £3.00 for a cup of coffee is poor value for money. The National Trust Managers should be concerned at the level of visitors supplying there own food and drinks. We will visit again but not pay top dollar for poor refreshments.
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