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Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve

#3 of 31 things to do in Ely Features Animals
Lode Lane | Wicken, Ely CB7 5XP, England
+44 1353 720274
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The last boat ride is always the quietest

and that is why we love it! We had the boat and the ranger all to ourselves and enjoyed this... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Danny B
Bury St Edmunds, England, United Kingdom
Great walk

Just down the road from where we live. Always something different to see. Calming environment... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ian S
Ely, United Kingdom
via mobile
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“boat trip” (43 reviews)
Lode Lane | Wicken, Ely CB7 5XP, England
+44 1353 720274
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Reviewed 3 days ago

and that is why we love it! We had the boat and the ranger all to ourselves and enjoyed this waterside view of the reserve. This is a very relaxed way to enjoy an afternoon in and among nature. The waterlilies are plentiful this year...More

Thank Danny B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just down the road from where we live. Always something different to see. Calming environment with healthy feeling great place to visit at dawn and dusk, watch out for the deer.

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous place for a stroll, a cycle or a boat ride. Obviously flat, so brilliant for less adventurous cyclists, with plenty of flora and fauna to enjoy and a number of easy routes of varying lengths to try.

Thank Charlie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had wonderful couple of hours at Wicken, lovely Fenland countryside, lots of butterflies, dragonflies, birds and unusually a pregnant lizard sitting in the sunshine. As well as the beautiful Konik horses. Second visit and due too changing season, very different from last.

Thank SteveWenn56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have chosen the Fens to stop off for a dog walk and leg stretch twice now when travelling out of London to Norfolk on holiday. There are great things to do for kids, walk the boardwalks, hire a tandem and cycle the fens, take...More

Thank minnieredmond
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only remaining complete undrained fen in the UK & owned by the National Trust. There are walks and cycle tracks available. We only had time to do the boardwalk which was lovely. Loads of butterflies, Dragonfies and Damsel Flies to spot amonst the reeds....More

Thank EccentricExplorers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First visit here. Easy access boardwalk but rather monotonous. We are keen birdwatchers but found that most people here were just out for a good time. Far too noisy and with dogs.

Thank Jane L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I spent a whole day here exploring all the paths on the Fen. The weather was just perfect, a wonderfuly hot day with a clear blue sky. It was like stepping back in time after visiting the old cottage. The boat trip...More

Thank Chris-Tourle-Pearse
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whatever length of walk you want it's here - a circular boardwalk in the reedbeds, a short,medium and long trail or just wander. Bird watching hides dotted around.Bikes for hire or a boat ride to take. In the school holidays activities planned from pond dipping...More

Thank jennybram2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The walks are the core of what visiting Wicken Fen is all about, with the Centre staff being really helpful. But to make sure you get the most out of the day, the ride on the electric boat, complete with the excellent commentary from the...More

Thank AbarthAl
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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
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