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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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Beautiful views and nice walks

one of my favourite national trust places to visit, there is not much to do. however it there are some nice walks whatever the weather

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Ely, United Kingdom
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Ely, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

one of my favourite national trust places to visit, there is not much to do. however it there are some nice walks whatever the weather

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great day out when the sun is shining. We hired bikes in the morning and found it easy to follow the trails. Afternoon was spent exploring the boardwalks around the fen and looking for dragonflies. Lovely staff and even GF cakes and bread available for sandwiches at the tea room - a coeliac's delight!

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Thank Claire M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely place to have a walk and forget about the world. Very tranquil and some great wildlife to see too. A pleasant little tea room to rest at. Best for good weather days though.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm lucky, I live just down the road and visit anytime. Always wonderful pieces of nature to see. Great place for family activities in the summer - see their programme on their website.

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent countryside location ideal for a number of reasons. Viewing widlife, especially birds. Picnics. Walks and local history information.

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Thank burgers783
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fen is a preserved area for wildlife and contains some bird hides and an old windmill pump (non-working). You can also book for a short boat trip (limited spaces) which is a great way to see many many dragonflies and possibly wild birds. Plenty of walks in flat countryside. Tea room does snacks and light lunches. Shop also has... More 

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Prescot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The sun shone brightly on our visit to Wicken Fen, which is run by the National Trust. The walks are easily negotiated, with many of the routes being on a boardwalk. The two Highland Cattle were enjoying the shade of a tree as we began our interesting walk which took us to a bird hide (with nests inside) and onwards... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited last Wednesday. Day was a bit showery but still OK. Be warned, if it has been raining, you may want to consider wearing trousers or bring insect repellent! Husband was covered in bites on his lower legs! Visitors centre well stocked, helpful staff who give you information on the best route to take around the fen, depending on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really friendly staff, great cafe (pasties, baked potatoes and baguette pizzas). Friendly staff again in the visitor centre explained the routes round the fens and into the woods for den building. Loads of butterflies, dragonflies and a couple of Highland cows. Den building kept the kids busy in the woods too. Would totally go back again if we were in... More 

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Ely
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We liked Wicken fen lovely walks, staff and very helpful and friendly. We have recently joined the national trust and there are some amazing places to visit

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