GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Woodwalton Fen

4 miles (6 km)

Enjoy a short walk around this beautiful national nature reserve in Cambridgeshire. There are 500 acres to explore with habitats including wildflower meadows, mixed fen, marsh, reedbed, scrub, open water and woodland. There are several waymarked walking trails taking you around the reserve on wide grassy paths. You can stop at the bird hides and look out for a wide variety of wildlife before heading to Rothschild Bungalow - Charles Rothschild, a successful banker and wildlife enthusiast bought Woodwalton Fen in 1910to preserve this lovely area.
If you would like to continue your walk you could head to the nearby Holme Fen National Nature Reserve. Woodwalton Fen is located between Peterborough and Huntingdon.
The reserve is part of the larger Great Fen Wetland Project. You can visit the nearby Great Fen information point and try the lovely Dragonfly Trail. The 2 mile circular footpath is waymarked and includes ponds, woodland and lots of information points explaining the Great Fen project.

Woodwalton Fen Postcode

PE26 2RS - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Woodwalton Fen OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Woodwalton Fen Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Unfortunately there is a no dogs policy at Woodwalton Fen. This is because the fen has such sensitive flora and fauna which requires as much minimum ground disturbance as possible.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Woodwalton Fen - geograph.org.uk - 389704

Woodwalton Fen

The Bungalow, Woodwalton Fen - geograph.org.uk - 112571

The Bungalow, Woodwalton Fen. The Rothschild Bungalow was built at Woodwalton Fen by the Hon. Charles Rothschild in 1911

Woodwalton Fen - geograph.org.uk - 844765

Looking along the track next to Wheatley Drain. The poles rather neatly demonstrate the problems of erecting anything on peat!

Reed beds, Woodwalton Fen NNR - geograph.org.uk - 678535

Reed beds, Woodwalton Fen NNR. View from the North Hide

Middle Farm, Woodwalton Fen - geograph.org.uk - 678532

Middle Farm, Woodwalton Fen Middle Farm was purchased by the Great Fen Project in 2007, and it is hoped to restore it to Fen habitat over the next 3 years

Windpump, Woodwalton Fen - geograph.org.uk - 678512

Windpump. The pump is used to adjust the level of water in the reed beds, and can be used either to raise it or lower it as required. It bears the mark of Graham Burgess Windpumps.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Woodwalton Fen.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)