Wicken Fen is a 254.5 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest. National Nature Reserve, and a Nature Conservation Review site. It is protected by international designations as a Ramsar wetland site of international importance. A large part of it is owned and managed by the National Trust. It is one of Britain's oldest nature reserves, and was the first reserve cared for by the National Trust, starting in 1899.The reserve includes fenland, farmland, marsh, and reedbeds. Wicken Fen is one of only four wild fens which still survive in the enormous Great Fen Basin area of East Anglia.
May is a great time to see Hobbies in large numbers as they migrate through and the Marsh Harriers are usually active nest building etc, There should also be plenty of insects around.
We will mainly be walking outside the paying entrance part but you might like to visit the iconic wind pump and the hides. a fee is payable for non NT members.
This event will follow the social distancing rules in operation at the time. Guidance will be given on routes and potential locations of good subjects.
RPS Members Free, non-RPS £5
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Toilets and Cafe
Parking Fee for non NT members
Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve
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- Wicken Fen