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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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this is a gem of a find I live within 4 miles of this place and never new what a lovely quiet interesting natural place existed .good value for money well worth a look ,bird... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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ELY CAMBS
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

this is a gem of a find I live within 4 miles of this place and never new what a lovely quiet interesting natural place existed .good value for money well worth a look ,bird watchers paradise

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Ely, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Really good for short walks and long walks. Wicken Fen changes so much throughout the seasons. Most of the year you'll need your wellies though, unless you stick to the boardwalk. Personally, we find the nicest parts are off the beaten track, on the butterfly trail and the nature trail, where fewer people wander. You often see the cows and... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My son volunteers here and it is a very special place to visit for local history, nature , countryside and dog walks

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

Unfortunately the heavens opened on our trip to Wicken Fen. This did not dampen (no pun intended) the warm welcome from the staff in the excellent visitors centre. This did have some good activities for children. The boardwalk around the site is well constructed nd not too slippy even in the rain. There is a wonderful selection of wildflowers and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Took the Nature Trail at a leisurely pace using the accompanying guide to give more information at the numbered posts. Plenty of wildlife and a good number of families enjoying spotting various species of butterflies and flowers. Usual National Trust shop and a small cafe Don't miss the Fenman's Cottage as you return to the car. Mind your head if... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We could have spent all day here. Lovely board walks that are wheelchair accessible and dogs on leads welcome. Bird hides and lots of information boards about the butterflies and plants. A good relaxed day out. Café and gift shop. Pay & Display car park is a little way away but if you are coming here in a wheelchair you... More 

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Ely, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Wicken Fen is great to visit at all times of year. it has good access for a mobility scooter and dogs are allowed on lead, so I can come with my dog and disabled husband. we love the scenery and the changing seasons and the bird hides are a pleasure. The café serves nice coffee.

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Cambridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

On a sunny day this is a lovely place to walk or cycle to (it's on the national cycle pathway). It's well worth paying to go into the National Trust property and walk the boardwalks. If you don't fancy this just walk around it.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Whether your interest is in the plant or wild life, or in seeing a small part of the Fens as once they were, when people proceed my punt or pole vault, Wicken Fen is a "must"

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is a National Nature Reserve run by the National Trust so members go free but others are charged for access. This land has been maintained as it would have been many years ago and is as close as one can get to how the Fens once were. There are several trails around the reserve, some going for many miles... More 

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