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Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, Ely

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  • We love this place and have visited several times in different seasons. Lovely ancient fenland with a good selection of walks to suit all ages and abilities. Good informative signage for those interes...  more »
  • Such a nice place to visit, staff very helpful and amazing nature reserve, the boat trip is definately worth doing, very relaxing and you get to see parts of reserve not able to reach on foot The only...  more »
  • This is one of the few pieces of natural fen that survived development in East Anglia and is now being extended towards Cambridge in a multi-decade project. Lovely place for a walk with Boardwalk and ...  more »
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  • Beautiful setting with lovely views across wild fenland. Nice visitor centre and cafe. Fenland cottage is a hidden gem. A visit for two is around £15 with parking and entry, which is pretty steep given that Wood Walton fen is as good and free. The boardwalk is good and gives disabled access to nature.
  • Apparently the fifth oldest National Trust property it was just stunningly beautiful. Although not a bird watcher my friends and I really enjoyed spotting things - butterflies and dragonflies everywhere! A wonderful walk on the boards over the reads and well worth a visit.
  • Very good walks, decent cycle tracks. Good visitor centre. Beautiful isolated windswept Fenland without the wet feet.
  • If you like the wide open spaces and "big" skies of the fens, this is the place for you. As the name suggests, this reserve is completely fen based. There are a number of hides from which you can watch the fen wildlife. Marsh and Hen Harriers are usual sitings as well as Buzzard and Kestrel. If the ground's not too wet there is a nice nature walk around the perimeter of the park - around 4 miles I think. Some ground based wildlife includes Muntjack deer, highland cattle and some ponies. Also, standard NT shop and tea room when you need to warm up. Don't forget your wellies!
  • Loved the walk on an early morning, and saw/heard so many birds. Went to hear Cuckoos and it didn't disappoint.

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