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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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For Nature Lovers

Wicken Fen is a National Nature Reserve not far north of Cambridge, UK. Parking is plentiful, and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Inuvik, Canada
Informative and peaceful

Lovely walk through the fen on well prepared boardwalks with good information boards all round. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gordon L
Ely, United Kingdom
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Lode Lane | Wicken, Ely CB7 5XP, England
+44 1353 720274
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walk, run or bike. Go alone, couples, friends or with children. I always love it here. Lots of wildlife to be seen - I've seen an array of beautiful birds, owls, dragon flies, solitary bees, and even a badger bumbling along happily. Wild ponies keep...More

Thank 116abooth
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Visited Wicken Fen and did the Windmill walk; I think called that as you can see the windmill from a lot of the boardwalk. There was loads of notice boards pointing out things / flowers of interest and we finished our visit with an excellent...More

Thank Andrew081
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Choice of routes to suit all, very interesting. If visit is at a busy time book boat trip on arrival.

Thank IanH1223
Reviewed 5 September 2017

If you want to commune with nature then it is obvious that this is a must to do.Very busy on the Sat.that I first went there and virtually you and the universe on the Wed.afterwards

Thank Jim K
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Have been visiting wicken fen for many years. Unique nature experience with expansive reedbeds. Lovely place to visit at any time of the year. Dragonflies, flowers, birds are my main areas of interest but just love to take a walk around and enjoy whatever is...More

Thank Julian F
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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