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Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve

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Address: Lode Lane | Wicken, Ely CB7 5XP, England
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Fresh Family Walk

Over the Christmas holidays we went for a family walk, with our dog, and had a lovely time around the nature reserve. You can pay to go into the National Trust side, or walk in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Preston, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Over the Christmas holidays we went for a family walk, with our dog, and had a lovely time around the nature reserve. You can pay to go into the National Trust side, or walk in the public area and still get a very pleasant stroll (though you don't get all the history and facilities that the National Trust offer, for... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

wetland management superbly laid out, Birds and animals that are in the Fens during the winter. walkways are easily found depending on where you want to walk around buildings open hides easily accessible to all and photography is fantastic

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Thank Fred W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here dozens of times since a child. Truly a marvelous place. The landscape is unique, preserved, you can learn about it if you've not been to fenland before. Chance to see amazing wildlife although not at this time of year really, but there are the highland cattle and wild horses. Also the water pumps and good visitor centre... More 

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Thank Amy A
London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simply incredible glimpse into a now forgotten landscape of Britain. Pre 1700s the whole of east Anglia from here to the Lincolnshire wolds would have looked like this instead of the vast endless fields of drains and fields and it's brilliant to be able to see this at once enigmatic and inhospitable expanse. A great visitor centre and cafe tops... More 

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

If you love being outdoors and under big wide skies, away from housing, pollution, cars and shops then go to Wicken Fen. The National Trust own a fair chunk of the land and have been developing the nature reserve over the last ten years, but you can still put on your walking boots and tramp along the numerous tracks and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Between Christmas and New Year you want to get out and do something so we drove up to Wicken Fen. On the way up it was misty although as we approached Soham it cleared. By the time we got to Wicken it was back down to 2 degrees and mist! However, we enjoyed waling around the Broadwalk and the Adventurers... More 

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Warminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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 15 November 2016

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 13 November 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

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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