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Wicken Fen - National Trust

Wicken Fen - National Trust

Lode Lane, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 5XP

Wicken Fen nature reserve is the National Trust’s oldest. By day the location offers boardwalk access to explore the diverse animal and plant life. By night the area, being distant enough from nearby Cambridge to escape the worst effects of light pollution, offers an opportunity to explore the skies above with events organised in collaboration with the Cambridge Astronomical Society.


Wicken Fen - National Trust is a private location and is only accessible out of normal hours for stargazing by prior arrangement or when public events are scheduled.

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National Trust

National Trust organises events at this location

Please contact National Trust directly with any enquiries relating to visiting this location


Weather forecast

  • 15/08/22

    26° 6%
  • 15/08/22

    22° 14%
  • 16/08/22

    20° 10%
  • 16/08/22

    19° 13%

Weather forecast for Soham (2.3 miles away) updated 15/08/22 at 20:00.




Events nearby

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  • Athenaeum Astronomy Association meeting

    Wednesday 26th October 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Whepstead Community Centre, Whepstead, IP29 4TA (18.4 miles away)

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  • Cambridge Young Astronomers (7 to 11 year olds)

    Saturday 29th October 2022 from 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Cambridge Observatory - Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, CB3 0HA (10.8 miles away)

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  • Stour Astronomical Society meeting and observing

    Tuesday 1st November 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Cavendish Memorial Hall, Cavendish, CO10 8AD (21.4 miles away)

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  • Institute of Astronomy Public Open Night

    Wednesday 2nd November 2022 from 18:45pm to 21:30pm

    Cambridge Observatory - Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, CB3 0HA (10.8 miles away)

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  • Observing evening with St Neots Astronomy Association

    Monday 7th November 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Paxton Pits Nature Reserve, Little Paxton, PE19 6ET (23.4 miles away)

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