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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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Big sky, tall reeds ...

Last visited this place 30+ yrs ago...it's a bit more organised now, with a large car park, modern... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Norwich, United Kingdom
Tranquil place for an enjoyable walk

We love this place and have visited several times in different seasons. Lovely ancient fenland with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Val C
Bedford, United Kingdom
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Lode Lane | Wicken, Ely CB7 5XP, England
+44 1353 720274
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Reviewed yesterday

Last visited this place 30+ yrs ago...it's a bit more organised now, with a large car park, modern visitor centre and inviting cafe. The whole team are welcoming and knowledgeable. We saw lots of butterflies in the grassland near the wood and a few Damson...More

Thank machinmad
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this place and have visited several times in different seasons. Lovely ancient fenland with a good selection of walks to suit all ages and abilities. Good informative signage for those interested in flora and fauna. There are hides throughout the fen for observing...More

Thank Val C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a nice place to visit, staff very helpful and amazing nature reserve, the boat trip is definately worth doing, very relaxing and you get to see parts of reserve not able to reach on foot The only downside is cafe is very small and...More

Thank normanHertfordshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the few pieces of natural fen that survived development in East Anglia and is now being extended towards Cambridge in a multi-decade project. Lovely place for a walk with Boardwalk and various hides over meres for bird watching.

Thank Alan R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Generally we had a great time here. On a beautiful June summers day it's the perfect spot for a picnic and a walk. However we decided to bring the bikes and my young son (5) who has just learnt to ride his bike. The National...More

Thank Robclarke41
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wicken Fen makes claims about its features: Nature in the season of dragonflies. You'll see " big skies and tiny creatures" We certainly saw the skies. It's one of Britain's finest bogs, If to visit you're deciding, When people go to walk their dogs The...More

Thank PoetPete2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice walk around the fen, boardwalk means it's suitable in all weathers and with a pushchair or wheelchair. Craft/colouring for the kids in the visitor centre and a nice (but small) cafe. Staff in cafe can be a bit grumpy sometimes but the man in...More

Thank melaniewH3433FF
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a calm and tranquil place to visit and see nature. Take a picnic or use the café; both great options. Definitely take the boat trip which lasts about 50 minutes. Walk - use the hides as a wildlife vantage stop. Spend and hour or...More

Thank Meleena W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wicken Dennis national trust and we are members, have been for years. We stayed nearby in the village of Wicken. Wicken fen is much closer than we realised, easily walkable from the village. The village is a great location to stay actually and lovely. We...More

Thank Simon H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Surprising number of families with very young children . Nice to think that youngsters are going to visit but their parents need educating. Kids thundering along boardwalks on scooters , families taking up camp in the hides gossiping to granddad and raising their voices to...More

Thank MarilynAMoore
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Is it possible to get in very early before it officially opens, as we would like to visit shortly after dawn?
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
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