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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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Gorgous place to walk and take in unspoilt Fenland views

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
d_rose_wicham
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Whittlesford
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Birds of every description, ponies (at a distance), during the summer loads of pond life and dragonflies. Smashing little cafe, staff all helpful and friendly. Can use seats which are all around the site as picnic area if you want to get really close to nature. Its wheelchair friendly. Good day out with the kids as lots to explore ..... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

As non national trust members we were charged 6.80 each plus 2.50 car park. When you enter thru the shop there is approx 2/3 mile boardwalk walk. You are instructed not to leave the boardwalk to protect the fen. There is a public footpath that runs up alongside the nt area which gives the same views. So for a 20... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I arranged to meet friends, have never been before what a great place, lots of great walks hides to go into. Wild pony's to see . Café small and very friendly best scones ever, Visitors centre very nice and all the staff we met where great I will be going back in the future.

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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
14 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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