Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, Ely

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  • Exactly what you would expect from it. Lots to do and see but gets very busy at weekends so a midweek visit would be best  more »
  • Wicken fen..... Great place. Coffee shop is disappointing. We visit each week after our Pilates but coffee often Luke warm ... I'd taken to cold drinks. Today, no coffee or hot chocolate for our group...  more »
  • We visit here a lot as we have national trust passes. Wildlife is great. In the summer we always see lizards on the broad walk. (They are always on the edges, especially the little bridges if you are ...  more »
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  • This is a lovely little place. There's plenty of parking space at £3 per day and just at the entrance to the car park clean and tidy ladies, gents and accessible toilets. A short minute's walk takes you to the National Trust's Centre where you can buy tickets for entrance and a range of gifts. Next door there is an eatery with outside tables. There are hides along Wicken Lode and the paths are very easy to walk. Children and adults will love this place.
  • What a wonderful place. Lovely boardwalks over the fen, cycle hire, boat trips on the lodes and a good shop. Decent little cafe with simple but nice fayre. Peaceful and tranquil especially in the later afternoon.
  • This is a really fabulous place to go biking. Wide open pathways and very few cars to worry about. It's also great to bring small children who enjoy pond dipping and nature trails.
  • Wicken Fen is a beautiful and very real demonstration of the East Anglian Fen-scape prior to Vermuyden's drainage of the land. Water levels within the peat bog are restored using natural dyke levels, surrounding the site, and wind pumps to (rather ironically) pump water back onto the land. Biodiversity akin to a Fen-scape has flourished, reminding us all of the costs associated with developing our land to suit human and economic needs. A visit will be educational at all ages and restorative to a high pressure life-style. Well done National Trust.
  • It's a very calm place where you can get closer to nature. Take your walking boots to get the most or of it. Cafe has good cakes when you're done walking/looking to.

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