Walk for Wicken Fen

Wicken Fen from the viewing platform

On Sunday 13 October we organized a 7.5 or 12.5 kilometre walking challenge into the wider reserve at Wicken Fen, to raise money in support of the Eyes over the Fen project.

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Thankyou to those who helped us raise money towards our Eyes over the Fen project to provide an elevated hide and higher viewing platform for a great bird’s eye view across the historic Sedge Fen.  This project will also enable visitors to enjoy a panoramic vista during times of the year when some paths are rested for conservation reasons.  Funds raised from the sponsored walk will help to provide all-user access to the new elevated hide and viewing platform via boardwalk that will rise to give entrance to the elevated hide part of the structure.

Wicken Fen temporary viewing platform
Wicken Fen viewing platform
Wicken Fen temporary viewing platform

Choose your route

Walkers chose from a 7.5km or 12.5km route around Adventurers’ and Burwell Fens.  The shorter route takes you along the picturesque Monk’s Lode and through Baker’s Fen where our konik ponies and highland cattle roam freely.  Those who chose the longer route, will be able to follow a raised path that is off the beaten track and provides a great view of the Burwell Fen area.

Picture of Highland Cattle gathered around a pool of water