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Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve

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Address: Lode Lane | Wicken, Ely CB7 5XP, England
Phone Number: +44 1353 720274
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Great, any time of the year

Great for nature watching or even just going for a walk. The staff in the visitor centre are very knowledgeable and friendly. Nice to see a National Trust property which isn't... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Dave C
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Warminster, United Kingdom
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Warminster, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for nature watching or even just going for a walk. The staff in the visitor centre are very knowledgeable and friendly. Nice to see a National Trust property which isn't just another stately home....

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Portishead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice place to spenda few hours walking in the fens, either on the prepared broad walk or on the numerous paths. Several hides for birdwatchers .Good open vistaas of the surrounding countryside.

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Thank IainBalf
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visit Wicken Fen regularly for birdwatching and a walk around Adventurer's Fen. It's a lovely reserve and there's always plenty to see. What really makes our day is stopping off at the fabulous NT Cafe for excellent coffee and scones. The cafe is small but there are plenty of tables outside if the weather is favourable. We've tried many... More 

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Thank MrsCluckit
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I chose to visit Wicken Fen having been assured over the summer that I was almost guaranteed to see a kingfisher (on my list of birds to photograph!). I did not see one but had a lovely day wandering around the reserve and seeing and hearing what there was to see and hear! The National Trust Visitors Centre gives you... More 

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Sheringham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled across this when we were on our way to Ely. It is a lovely place to enjoy nature. There is a large car park and then the visitors centre is just a short walk down the road. As it was our first visit the lady explained the different parts of the reserve and we purchased a little plasticised... More 

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Cambridge
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been back to Wicken Fen since our first visit in the Summer and now we are determined to complete at least one walk every season. What a change to the landscape between Summer and Autumn; different things to see both in terms of the wildlife and plants. Great seeing so many Konik Ponies. Nice cafe although smaller than the... More 

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Thank RoutemasterCambridge
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Visited today for the first time. What a lovely place. Plenty of parking. Easy access. First stop was the cafe for a coffee. Then back out and across to the visitor centre. As it was our first visit the receptionist explained the different areas. We decided to do the nature walk which included several hides. It was so quiet once... More 

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Thank Sue F
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Take the boat trip if you're there early enough to book a place. Wonderful. Fantastic interesting historic boardwalk with activities, plenty of wildlife to spot

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Went to this National Trust Nature Reserve and did a lovely 2 mile walk round the nature trail returning in time to go on the river cruise through the Fens. During the cruise the guide told us all about the the environment, wild life & the history of the area which was really interesting. We finished the visit with a... More 

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Qawra, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Wicken Fen is well worth a visit - the organise many activities for all age groups, boat trips on the fen and diverse range wildlife - do love the ponies and cattle

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