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Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve

Address: Lode Lane | Wicken, Ely CB7 5XP, England
Phone Number: 44 (0)1353 720274
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Ely
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife

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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Lots for everyone to observe and to learn how to treat the countryside. Ideal place for a school trip. It`s a pity there aren`t more places like this.

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Great for dog walks around the reserve. You don't have to go into the National Trust bit if you don't want to, you can walk around the edge of the reserve and see some fantastic wildlife.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
13 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

A great place to walk, see nature and experience the fens similar to how the used to be. Small but good cafe, excellent visitor centre with helpful staff. Only downside for me, all of the money appears to have been spent on the visitor centre and Boardwalk, The hides we visited were in a poor state of repair!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We picked this site as somewhere halfway to meet a friend, we couldn't plan the weather though and it was an extremely wet day. The boardwalk made it easy to get around and that at least our feet stayed dry! Having the dog in tow we weren't able to eat in the cafe but the staff very kindly brought it... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

As we are National Trust members this is a lovely place to walk round whenever we feel like it. One can see wildlife, birds etc and there is a nice little cafe

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Barsby
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I took my 6 year old son to Wyken Fen as we were in the area. I was very pleasantly surprised how accessible the fen is. The boardwalk is a gentle stroll with loads for adults and children to see, all rounded off with a short boat trip on the "lode". Not all NT sites are good for children, although... More 

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Northampton
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79 reviews 79 reviews
19 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

As members of the National Trust we went to the Wicken Fen today (10th Oct) on a beautiful sunny day. Went to many of the Hides, saw a Glossy Ibis, and many other birds. To round the day off we went into the cafe by the Visitors Centre and had a wonderful Newmarket sausage baguette. The whole experience was great,... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Went to wicken fen on a nice sunny day in October and the views are so studding. The fen cottage and work shop was so full of history. The river trip was really worth the while you will learn so much about the fens, wild live and how they used to work on the fens' I now know were mind... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A great place to go and see what the fens were like before they were drained. Drop in, walk around and learn about the fens - huge skys are a real bonus so go on a clear day

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Innerleithen, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Lovely way to experience the fen lands and its wildlife. We did two of the walks and got close up and personal with some of the wildlife especially dragonflies and damselflies. The shop has a nice range of gifts and the little cafe was pleasant and well stocked. We sampled the local bottled beer. Enjoyed sitting outside in the sunshine... More 

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