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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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Nicely laid out - excellent hides

Arrived late and only spent a couple of hours here but would definitely return again soon. Everything is well laid out and they temporary close areas where it is diffcult to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Stephen W
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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742 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 563 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived late and only spent a couple of hours here but would definitely return again soon. Everything is well laid out and they temporary close areas where it is diffcult to walk. There is boardwalk to facilitate easier walks and this also makes it wheelchair friendly. The staff are excellent - friendly and informative. The hides are really good. Recommended

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Thank Stephen W
Ely, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unique Fenland ecosystem preserving flora and fauna that would otherwise be subsumed by agriculture. Relaxing and inspiring landscape - big skies, high grasses, waterways and waterfowl. Lovely to walk or cycle around and a nice tea stop at the end.

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Thank SusieAnders
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on a rather chilly day following a wet week and unfortunately, some of the longer walks were waterlogged so we wouldn't have been able to do the full route. Having said that, I was quite happy to traipse along the boardwalk as it gave me the opportunity to see the reserve without all the hassle of sloshy, muddy... More 

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Thank emminicholl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Visited for the first time today and was very impressed. Cafe excellent, little shop had some lovely bits and pieces. Fen walk is very well laid out with good hides and pathways. Could even take the dog with us on a lead. Potential to spot birds fabulous. Only down side was the price as we weren't members...also had to pay... More 

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Thank Deb A
Newmarket, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Love this place. However if you seek solace go on a weekday as weekends full of twitchers and walkers. Lovely shop with beautiful baskets for sale made by Nadine Anderson. Interesting courses are run her too. Keep an eye out for activities for children during half terms and holidays.

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Thank HoptonCintra
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Each time I've visited I have seen something different. It doesn't matter if it's cold and wet, hot and sunny, grey and foggy there is always something to see and experience.

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Thank Abigail J
Ely, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Under the best skyscapes in the country you'll find Wicken Fen. An expanse of wet fenland between Newmarket, Cambridge and Ely. It is truly an experience to wander through the fenland and see an incredible variety of wildlife, landscape and amazing skies. Trek for miles beside drainage ditches, fields of animals, see the birds and take in the fresh air.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

A blustery day to visit Wicken. Santa was there too so the cottage was off limits as small children and their parents enjoyed the cosy comforts. The fens looked amazing and we enjoyed a wild walk through the reeds and along the boardwalks. A place that has something for all seasons, with a nice cafe and shop.

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Thank itchyfeet2014
Ely, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

As National Trust members we often visit Wicken Fen for a walk and snack at the cafe. The small cottage is worth a look but check on opening times.

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Thank Karen J
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

I keep trying to review Brandon marsh again as it is so good. The birds to be seen are far, far better than at well known RSPB sites, there's lots for kids to do and the eating place is marvellous . This is my second review of Brandon marsh

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