Haddenham is a delightful large village in The Fens. It lies on the highest ridge in the Isle of Ely, leading to the Aldreth Causeway. Haddenham welcomes ‘Celebrate The Fens’ day/weekend for three events/activities which are: The New life Old West ‘Open for Nature’ day, The Haddenham Art Centre open day and the Cambridgeshire Geological Society’s Fen Edge trail launch walking tour.

New Life Old West

The New Life Old West (NLWO) project is a 3-year National Lottery Heritage Fund project which is being delivered by Cambridgeshire ACRE. NLOW will deliver wildlife habitat enhancements in green spaces and surrounding countryside within areas close to the Old West River in Cambridgeshire. We also have a diverse series of community events and a dynamic volunteering programme.

‘Open for Nature’ day: We will be running a series of wildlife activities which may include wildflower surveying, pond dipping, creating mini bug hotels and much more. Our project team and wildlife experts will be on hand to answer any questions and provide an insight into the lives of local creatures. We also hope to be joined by local ‘Natural Heroes’ who can share their stories of the Fens and it’s natural heritage.

Date/time: Saturday 18th June, 11am – 2pm.

Venue: Fairchild’s Meadow, Chewells Lane, Haddenham.

Cost: Free

Other information: No booking required. Please wear weather appropriate clothing and footwear. The site is a community field which has uneven ground. The site is maintained and has a footpath mown in the centre for people to use. No designated car park but parking may be available within the field (tbc).

Fascinating Fens Values: Nature and Wellbeing.

Fen Edge Trail:

The Fen Edge Trail is a series of Walking Guides around the Cambridgeshire Fens, exploring the landscape heritage. Produced by the Cambridgeshire Geological Society, the guides are free to download and take you from the Lincolnshire border to the Suffolk border and around the fen ‘islands’. More info on www.fenedgetrail.org.

The Cambridgeshire Geological Society (CGS) created the Fen Edge Trail. The society promotes interest in the geology in Cambridgeshire, the UK and worldwide. They welcome new members, and hold regular talks. See their website for more information http://www.cambsgeology.org

A circular guided walk from Haddenham to explore the landscape of the south west of the Isle of Ely including the highest hill in the Cambridgeshire Fens, North Hill. Easy walking, partly uphill (c.20 metres over 2 km), plenty of stops on the way including a stop for a picnic lunch. Distance c.7.5 km (with shorter option possible c.5 km – please contact us for details).

Date/time: Saturday 18th June, 10.30 am – 1.30 pm

Venue:  Starting and finishing in Haddenham. Meeting place to be confirmed to participants after booking

Cost: Donations welcome.

Other information:

This walk is for adults (plus older, accompanied children).

Please bring suitable walking clothing and footwear (lightweight walking boots, trainers or good walking shoes recommended) plus picnic lunch if wished.

Please book by contacting us via our website www.fenedgetrail.org

Fascinating Fens Values: Nature, Wellbeing, Heritage.

Haddenham Art Centre:

Haddenham Arts Centre adds to the quality of life of the people of Cambridgeshire by changing hearts, minds and lives through the active engagement of artistic experience and creation. The team and artists working at Haddenham Arts Centre make this their goal.

Date/Time: Saturday 18th June, 10am-4pm

Venue: Haddenham Arts Centre

Visit the centre to see Fen artists at work.

Other information: On site cafe and toilets.

Places nearby: Chatteris Pocket Park, Babylon Gallery Ely, Earith, Aldreth Causeway.

Pubs nearby: The Three Kings Pub,