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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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Lovely and peaceful.

We visited on the recommendation of our nephew who, like us, is keen on birds and nature. It was well worth a slight detour on our way from Ely to Cambridge. Walking is easy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Sandra L
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Glasgow
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We visited on the recommendation of our nephew who, like us, is keen on birds and nature. It was well worth a slight detour on our way from Ely to Cambridge. Walking is easy and there are board walks, which allow access to people with unsuitable footwear. The hides are excellent for birdwatchers. It was a lovely day and was... More 

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Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Of all the lovely places i've been lucky enough to travel to, nowhere in the world revives my spirit like Wicken Fen. Absolute peace apart from the symphony of bird song and the bark from the resident Deer. I was born in the Fens and when I return this to me is home. A place of timeless spritual revival. I'm... More 

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suffolk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Its well worth going to the fen, even if you are not a keen birdwatcher. the ground is easy , there are board walks in most places and there are 3 graded walks. The cafe is excellent. Make sure you visit the restored fen cottage There is a boat trip but its expensive given you have paid to park and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Plenty to lookout for. Cafe is ok but has very helpful staff. The broardwalks allow people to access the fen in all weathers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

visited here on a wet and cold day in March, so didn't see the place in all its beauty. We were greeted by a very friendly volunteer, who told use about the fen and where to walk. She informed us it was fine to come back to the visitor centre and sit in to eat our lunch (even if not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We are lucky enough to live quite close to Wicken fen and being members of the NT quite often visit. It is a lovely place for a walk and great for children although there is open water so care is needed. It is lovely to see how the fen changes with the seasons and the hides offer some great spots... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Wicked Fen has many levels. It has easy well designed trails that take you into a world of reed beds and fenland. There are hides with bird feeders that will attact a range of wildlife from common garden birds to deer. These tracks are great form isabled access and easy walks. Then as you dig deeper, and walk further, your... More 

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Ely
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

National Trust sure do know how to put on a show. Here you can walk for miles around the glorious Fens along waterways, dykes and miles of fenland farmland. Bring your own bike, hire one or just walk. Good sign posted walk ways for a leisurely stroll or for the more strenuous work out. Dogs on leads in spring as... More 

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Robertsbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Lovely setting and surprisingly busy. The boardwalk tour is very easy-going but we didn't see a single bird - not even a crow. Admittedly mid-afternoon was probably not the best time, but...

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Good parking, nice tea room, good walks long/ short- all flat. Dragon flys galore.My dogs love it. The national trust run great activities for kids.

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