The Great Fen

The Great Fen is a vast fenland landscape between Peterborough and Huntingdon with a dramatic and fascinating history. It is home to two National Nature Reserves, protected for their unique habitat and the varied wildlife they support. The area is currently benefiting from one of the largest restoration projects of its type in Europe and the landscape is being restored and transformed for the benefit both of wildlife and of people.

Photo credit: Mark Hamblin/2020VISION.

Celebrate the Fens with a guided walk around one of England’s oldest nature reserves discovering wildlife, discussing the history and the future of the Great Fen. Join a member of the Great Fen team for a guided walk around the beautiful Woodwalton Fen Nature Reserve, one of the oldest reserves in England. Learn about some of the wildlife, heritage and the vision of the Great Fen as you explore one of the trails.

Who for: Adults and older children (12+)

Date and Time: Saturday 18th June, 10.30am – 12.30pm

Place: Woodwalton Fen National Nature Reserve, Chapel Road, Ramsey Heights, Cambridgeshire, PE26 2RS. What3Words location: https://what3words.com/represent.teaching.tradition

Cost: Free. Donations welcome at https://www.wildlifebcn.org/support-us/donate

Booking: Please book in advance: Celebrate the Fens Day – Guided Walk at Woodwalton Fen | Wildlife Trust for Beds, Cambs & Northants (wildlifebcn.org)

Other information: We’ll meet at meet at the Woodwalton Fen nature reserve entrance bridge. Please note, toilets will not be accessible for this event. Please also be aware that there are a large number of ticks and other biting insects at Woodwalton Fen, so long trousers tucked into socks and closed-toe footwear is recommended. An insect repellent is also useful. It is a good idea to bring with you a re-useable bottle pre-filled with water as we are sorry we will not be able to provide drinks here. Please be aware all litter/recycling will need to be taken home with you. Please park at the far end of Chapel Road on the field-side of the bank of the Great Raveley Drain.

Trails may be wheelchair accessible in dry weather with assistance. https://www.accessable.co.uk/venues/woodwalton-fen-national-nature-reserve

Fascinating Fens Values: This event/activity includes Wellbeing, Heritage and Nature.

Nearby: Ramsey Farmland Museum, Lady Fen, Holme Fen, Thorney Museum, Whittlesey Museum. Why not stop at the Admiral Wells pub for a drink in the lowest pub in England.