Wicken Fen Nature Reserve circular walk

Easy walk starting at Wicken Fen Nature Reserve parking. The walk is along the waterways.

Technical sheet No. 27396135

A Wicken (Cambridgeshire) walk posted on 02/10/22 by UKhiker. Update : 05/10/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h10[?]
Distance Distance : 7.46 km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 2 m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 6 m
Highest point Highest point : 6 m
Lowest point Lowest point : 0 m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : No
Walking Walking
Location Location : Wicken (Cambridgeshire)
Starting point Starting point : N 52.311311° / E 0.293511°
Ending point Ending point : N 52.310453° / E 0.291985°
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Canal side and bridge Small pedestrian bridge Parking and sign

Description

Start : Wicken Fen National Trust Car Park (15 Lode Ln, Wicken, Ely CB7 5XP. Grid ref. TL 564 706) where you will start and end the walk.

(D/A) From the parking exit turn left (Sign The Lodes Way). You will be passing by the National Trust and a coffee shop on your right.

(1) Arriving at a small pedestrian bridge after about 700m, turn left (South-East).

(2) After 1.6Km from the starting point turn right (Cycling route 11). Go straight for 1Km until you arrive at a water canal. Just before the canal on the left there is a Carpark (Adventurers' Fen Carpark).

(3) Turn right and walk when the canal is to your left. As you turn there is a pedestrian bridge; stay on this side and keep walking straight for 2.3Km alongside the canal. Then you should arrive at a bridge (4.9Km from the start). Don't carry on straight over the bridge!

(4) Turn right in the direction of Wicken Fen Nature Reserve which is now on your left side. Walk for 2Km, until you arrive at the small pedestrian bridge you have crossed at the beginning. (1) Turn left, and walk towards the National Trust and carpark. (D/A)

Waypoints :
D : km 0 - alt. 6 m - Wicken Fen National Trust Car Park
1 : km 0.69 - alt. 3 m - Pedestrian bridge
2 : km 1.58 - alt. 3 m - Cycling route 11
3 : km 2.63 - alt. 2 m - Adventurers' Fen Carpark)
4 : km 4.93 - alt. 1 m - Bridge
A : km 7.45 - alt. 2 m - Wicken Fen National Trust Car Park

Useful Information

Start : Wicken Fen National Trust Car Park (15 Lode Ln, Wicken, Ely CB7 5XP. Grid ref. TL 564 706) where you will start and end the walk.

Parking : Wicken Fen Nature Reserve parking.

Facilities : National Trust and a coffee shop. Plenty of places to sit and do a picnic. There is a public toilet in the parking place and in the National Trust

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

There are two viewing hiding places on the right after you have turned Right in the direction of Wicken Fen Nature Reserve. The hiding viewing places are well marked.

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