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Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve

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Lode Lane | Wicken, Ely CB7 5XP, England
+44 1353 720274
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Great for walks and wildlife

I have been here a few times, run by the National Trust, lovely to walk in the countryside with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Karen I
Nice for an autumnal walk

We stopped off here on our return from East Anglia for a walk and a coffee. We enjoyed a stroll... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Letchworth, United Kingdom
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“boat trip” (46 reviews)
“national trust” (69 reviews)
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Lode Lane | Wicken, Ely CB7 5XP, England
+44 1353 720274
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here a few times, run by the National Trust, lovely to walk in the countryside with walkways which take pushchairs, peaceful, with great countryside views. There's also an original fen cottage to go in to see how people lived who worked on...More

Thank Karen I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped off here on our return from East Anglia for a walk and a coffee. We enjoyed a stroll around the reed beds but sadly saw no birds. Will probably return at a different time of year and hope for better luck. Coffee and...More

Thank andrewlgc
Reviewed 7 November 2017

A really thoughtfully laid out natural reserve, wonderful wildlife. Great to get away from things. Photography paradise. Good boardwalk for disabled.

Thank patch722
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Been for several walks here at different times of year. Always something interesting to see and very atmospheric in the winter.

Thank jackiel464
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Excellent welcome by knowledgable and happy staff. Just enough info to get great enjoyment out of the sunset walk around the boardwalk

Thank bravotangi
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Wicken Fen is a National Nature Reserve not far north of Cambridge, UK. Parking is plentiful, and maps are available that show various hiking paths of different lengths. The staff in the visitors' centre/gift shop are helpful and knowledgeable. Wicken Fen is part of the...More

Thank bmkay
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Lovely walk through the fen on well prepared boardwalks with good information boards all round. The guides in the cottages were brilliant. Boats trips on the river are available and there are lots of interesting items in the gift shop.

Thank Gordon L
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Love a peaceful stroll around wicken fen, or a run when I’m feeling energetic, with or without friends. Well maintained boardwalks and plenty of wildlife

Thank Hiat24
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Enjoyed our visit, beautiful walk on Nature Trail which was very quiet and had some lovely hides but unfortunatelly it was very quiet in the wildlife department. We always feel that National Trust properties are a bit overpriced, you pay to park, you pay entry,...More

Thank SteadyS
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We live locally and this place always offers lovely walks and quiet contemplation. Part of the National Trust but there are plenty of areas that you can access without being a member or paying a fee. Such an interesting area - the NT are doing...More

Thank Fentiger1404
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Questions & Answers
12 June 2016|
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Response from 15travels15 | Reviewed this property |
I think that you can get into the public areas before the visitor centre opens
Gillian S
4 August 2015|
Response from SKALondon |
On our visit yesterday we saw dogs on the boardwalk, outside the café and on the trails. You can definitely walk the dog around the reserve as there are public footpaths - make sure you have sturdy footwear as the grass... More