Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, Ely

4.5
#2 of 14 in Wildlife in Cambridgeshire
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  • August 20, 2017
    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 »
  • August 16, 2017
    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 »
  • August 13, 2017
    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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  • 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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