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Footprints project at Wicken Fen

A group of visitors pond dipping at Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, Cambridgeshire
Visitors pond dipping at Wicken Fen | © National Trust Images/Jim Woolf

Keep up to date with how we’re connecting a wide group of people with nature, wellbeing and heritage through the Footprints project, an exciting programme of activities around Wicken Fen, made possible by money raised by National Lottery players.

Footprints across the landscape

The Footprints project takes inspiration from the stories of people whose footprints can still be traced across the landscape. We're planning activities such as community archaeology, nature and heritage walks and tree planting to help communities near Wicken Fen connect with their local heritage and with the landscape on their doorstep.

The project got under way in March 2021 after a delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Since then, Wicken Fen’s Community Engagement Officer has been working with local partners to run an exciting programme of activities.

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Winter 2023

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Our Nature in my Neighbourhood wellbeing walks continued throughout the winter months. We had a walk guided by a volunteer ranger who helped the group spot winter visitors such as wildfowl and waders. Our volunteer walk leaders organise an easy paced walk every Friday that is open to all and regularly attracts 12 to 15 participants. 

Two people looking at a map of Wicken Fen on a wooden fence
Vision Festival Walk at Wicken Fen | © Mike Selby
Visitors at Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, Cambridgeshire

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