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Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve

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Address: Lode Lane | Wicken, Ely CB7 5XP, England
Phone Number: 44 (0)1353 720274
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Activities: Viewing wildlife

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Wonderful nature reserve

Visited Wicken Fen today. Great location. Dragonflies and butterflies galore. Also orchids for the botanists. All in a superb original fenland location. Well signposted paths and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Downham Market, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Visited Wicken Fen today. Great location. Dragonflies and butterflies galore. Also orchids for the botanists. All in a superb original fenland location. Well signposted paths and boardwalks get you close to nature. Well stocked shop and friendly, helpful staff. We will be returning with our grandchildren in the school holidays for pond dipping and mini beast hunting. Keep up the... More 

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Highland Park, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

If you'd like to take a peaceful walk on a sunny (or cloudy) day, this may be a place to go. It is not exceptionally beautiful, but it does give you a sense of what the region looked like long ago. We enjoyed seeing some animals (horses, swans, ducks) in the wild. I was bitten by some sort of bugs,... More 

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Frampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Walk around one of the last vestiges of fenland. You can either go all around the fen along sometime muddy tracks or else you can follow the boardwalk and keep your boots clean and dry. Allow at least a couple of hours to do either. We had a guided walk with a ranger who gave us lots of interesting information... More 

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Knoxville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Wicken Fen is an amazing and expansive wetlands in the heart of Cambridgeshire. Getting there if you don't have a car can be problematic. The best way to get there is to take Bus 10 from the Cambridge Bus Station to Burwell. There are 3 bus stops in Burwell and the closest in the direction of the Fen is the... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Spent a lovely few hours walking among the Sedge fields and lodes of this attraction. There is plenty to see and it is well signposted. There is a boardwalk trail and a more extensive nature trail. You can also book a trip on an electric boat. I particularly liked the Konik ponies used to graze some of the fields. There... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The ever changing flora and fauna make this a great place to visit. The boardwalk route means that even on a rainy day you can still enjoy a stroll, although it is great to put on your boots and go squelching through the mud on the longer routes. The bird hides are great with good information. And if you're quiet... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We combined a visit to Anglesey Abbey with our visit to here which was not a good idea because it left us short of time to thoroughly explore the Fen. However, what we did manage to see was fantastic. Just walking through the reed beds was so peaceful, and along the paths there are very helpful signs identifying all the... More 

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Winters, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

step back into UK history, in fact back to Roman times and the canals, this is an interesting spot with great self guided walks and opportunities for bird watching. The extra cost boat tour on the lodes is worthwhile - gives you another perspective and at least my guide was quite knowledgeable and talkative. The Fen cottage is worth peeking... More 

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shropshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We visited Wicken Fen whilst on holiday in Norfolk and were overwhelmed by both the accessibility and views. We enjoyed stunning views, wonderful wildlife and sitting on a platform having a picnic, among the reeds, watching the Marsh Harriers soar above us was a truly unforgettable experience. This is reserve NOT to be missed if your in the area.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Short Boardwalks, longer paths to explore, a boat trip,bike hire a visitors centre and a classic National Trust cafe offer so many opportunities to see how the birds and the ecology of this special habitat function. Pick a good day and give yourself time I hope you will enjoy the place as much as we do.

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Address: Lode Lane | Wicken, Ely CB7 5XP, England
Phone Number: 44 (0)1353 720274
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Ely

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