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Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve

Lode Lane | Wicken, Ely CB7 5XP, England
44 (0)1353 720274
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Ely
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Given the proximity to the village of Wicken it's hard to understand how remote one feels being in the Fen. The National Trust facilities although perfect to support a wide variety of visitors, are absorbed into a landscape that is dominated by wildlife, vegetation and of course tracts of water. Staff and volunteers are knowledgable on all aspects of Fen... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Very well looked after reserve. Lots of different walks to choose from. The bikes on the paths are a bit intimidating....take care. The hides don't let you see that much in the summer...too much vegetation. It must be good on a cold bright winters day though.

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march
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

A nice walk through the fens a change to the usual forest walk. There is a lovely old fen mans house to look around too. keep your eyes peeled to see what nature you can see.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

If you are into bird watching you will always head for Wicken Fen. If you are not you should still visit here. The walks are nice, the signage is great and the explanation of why the Fenland roads are higher than the fields is exemplary. And the tea room is good as well!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

What a lovely relaxing place to go for a couple of hours. We did the Nature Trail and saw loads of butterfly's, dragonfly's, and damselflies. As well as heard lots of birds. We even saw the Highland cattle and from a long distance, the konig horses. All followed by a visit to the charming fen worker's cottage and workshop and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Great time spent here today wondering round with the family. Great for pushchairs, particularly on the boardwalk. Will have to go back for the cafe, boat rides and cycle hire. Wouldn't advise it on a rainy day with young kids as it's 90% outside.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Went to Wicken Fen for an afternoon recently and was very impressed, its a great nature reserve and there was a lot of wildlife to be seen. Thoroughly enjoyed it and my 8 year old daughter who has a short attention span enjoyed it very much too. There is also a great visitor centre with very helpful staff and a... More

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Thetford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This National Trust location simply wonderful. Good walking on an excellent marked path with boardwalk, informative information boards, great high-up and standard bird hides and look outs, Highland cattle, Konik ponies, a boat ride if you want through the Fen, damselflies, birdlife and butterflies...simply plenty to keep your interest. Nice café and also a shop. Staff exceptionally friendly and helpful.... More

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Suffolk, England
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

A re-visit on a fine summers day displayed this nature reserve at it's best. To be congratulated on continuing improvements and displays designed to suit all ages and physical capabilities. Car Park was overflowing but well laid out and with an excellent toilet block. Short walk down lane passing cottages housing the dragonfly centre and a Fen Cottage as in... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We've been here twice this year - and our boys (4 and 7) enjoyed it both times. We are not massive nature lovers but the boardwalk is an excellent way to see the nature reserve and for the boys to let off steam. The second time we went we had booked a pond dipping and bug hunting session - the... More

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