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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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A wonderful expanse of fenland and woods.

Although the car park is often busy you never feel that the Fen is crowded - it is so large. Excellent raised walkways ( good for wheelchairs) and keeping feet dry in the rain... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Ely, United Kingdom
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Ely, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Although the car park is often busy you never feel that the Fen is crowded - it is so large. Excellent raised walkways ( good for wheelchairs) and keeping feet dry in the rain. The wildlife is varied but you have to be patient. There are some hides for bird watching as well as herds of wild horses and highland... More 

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Ely, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Wr are National Trust members, so a day here is free. But you can come every month and see something different in the plant or animal life in the vibrant celebration of Fen life, biology and eco-system. The staff are always welcoming and informative. A real cracking day out. If you explore further there are several cycle ways. In the... More 

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We have been going to Wicken fen at least twice a year for five years now. Lovely seasonal activities and nature activities for children and adults alike of all ages. Also, set up for all seasons. One of my best memories is walking the fen over Christmas. When family come to visit and we are deciding where to go, it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Wicken fen always impresses, with the gorgeous views, peaceful walks and exciting bug hunts for the children. The first time we went to wicked fen we paid the extra fee and booked the pond dipping and mini beast hunt, despite the rain we had a fantastic time. The people helping with the pond dipping were very knowledgable and explained to... More 

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

2nd visit to this wonderful river scape with plenty of sky as expected in this area of the country. We attempted "The Adventure walk" which was not clearly signposted but we did enjoy this lack of structure as well as more remote bird viewing stations. For the 1st time we went on a 50 minute boat trip, the guide was... More 

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Soham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Whether you are looking for peace and quietness or just like to meander along quiet board walks Wicken Fen has it all from the abundance of Dragonflies, Butterflies and Birds to a trip along the mere, it is a relaxing place to go anytime of the year. Most of the day food and drink is available to cool you down... More 

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Otley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Loved the cycle tracks, the peace and tranquility, the bird watching hides, the board walks, the boat trip and the friendly, helpful and knowledgable staff. Highly recommended for any nature lover.

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

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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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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