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Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve

#3 of 30 things to do in Ely Features Animals
Lode Lane | Wicken, Ely CB7 5XP, England
+44 1353 720274
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An exceptionally tranquil and interesting place.

This a very well managed and fascinating location. You can have a shortish walk on the boardwalk... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Colchester, United Kingdom

We cycled here from Anglesea Abbey along The Lodes Way. We were pleasantly surprised to find an... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Anne M
Halstead, United Kingdom
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Lode Lane | Wicken, Ely CB7 5XP, England
+44 1353 720274
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This a very well managed and fascinating location. You can have a shortish walk on the boardwalk stopping at the hides to view more of the wildlife - especially the numerous birds - or you can do the longer nature trails and butterfly trail if...More

Thank Mzuri2015
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We cycled here from Anglesea Abbey along The Lodes Way. We were pleasantly surprised to find an idyllic spot with cafe, loos, board walk, nature trail. Beautiful surroundings. Will be going again. Great for bird watchers. Deckchairs and picnic tables outside.

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 6 days ago

The natural world accessible to all. Well worth the travelling and recommended for all ages. The wildlife is not always visible but is audible. ☺

Thank John S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Wicken Fen (NT) from Ely, where I have been staying, for a break from catching up on work. On a quiet mid-week afternoon, it was very pleasant indeed and there are lots of different trails to walk on, from whic you coul...More

Thank Fiona O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Fens, original big skies country! This is a beautiful and thankfully protected piece of Fenland now under the auspices of the National Trust. It's within cycling distance of Ely and Cambridge along Sustran route 11, and easily accessed by road from either the A10...More

1  Thank Deborah N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went bird watching and walking. Bit cold but dry. Good walking on boardwalk 1.2km and part of adventurers trail. There was an afternoon boat trip but a bit cold on tbe day! Good cafe, well stocked visitor centre. Fen cottage and workshop to explore showing...More

Thank Cathy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly visitor staff. Cafe. Excellent boat trip for £6 which gave us the opportunity to see more wildlife and experience the Fens more. Good guideswith a friendly nature.

Thank 1Excitedtourist
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fen has a lovely walk of around 5 miles. There a various hides dotted around this walk. Of particular note was the Tower Hide where you could see around a dozen Hobby Hawks patrolling over the reed beds. Having rarely seen even 1 it...More

Thank siggy992
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very disappointed with my visit especially as I am staying in Wicken and thought I would have ample opportunities to walk around the reserve but today I found it was a long walk for nothing. Got all the way round the reserve to find that...More

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very interesting walk 5 mile circular. Even a windmill in motion!! Modern visitor centre with good facilities and plenty of parking.

Thank Cherry D
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is it possible to get in very early before it officially opens, as we would like to visit shortly after dawn?
11 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
can we bring our dog ?
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