Russet walk – Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire

Mass of reeds and wind pump beyond at Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire

Russet is dark reddish-brown; rooted in the earth itself it makes us feel safe and grounded.

'The sedge turns an amazing russet colour at Wicken Fen in the autumn,’ says our senior ranger, John Hughes. ‘It's a truly wonderful sight, there is sedge as far as the eye can see.
'The land is flat, and the sun sets a little lower in the sky so the sunsets fill the sky with colour. If you get it just right on the day then it’s stunning. The sedge is illuminated by the sun. It's an iconic landscape.
'We often tell people late in the day that if they've just finished their walk they should hang around until sunset and they won't be disappointed.'

Route: 0.75 miles (easy)