GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Great Fen

2 miles (3 km)

This short circular walk follows the Dragonfly Trail in the Great Fen wetland area in Cambridgeshire. The walk starts from the Great Fen Information Point on the Long Drove Road between the villages of Holme and Ramsey St Mary. There is a car park here with maps and information about the Great Fen project. You can pick up the 2 mile waymarked trail which takes you to Robinson's Ponds where dragonflies will be common in summer. It continues to an area of mature woodland with large Alder trees and then past a disused railway line before returning to the car park. Along the way there are picnic areas, information points and a bird hide where you can look out for a wide variety of birdlife.
The Great Fen also consists of the splendid Woodwalton Fen and Holme Fen nature reserves. You can extend your walk by venturing in to these areas. In Woodwalton Fen you will find 500 acres of wildflower meadows, mixed fen, marsh, reedbed, scrub, open water and woodland. It is located just to the south of the start point for this walk. Holme Fen includes thelargest Silver Birch woodland in lowland England and has more nice walking trails to try. It is located just to the north west of the Dragonfly Trail.
If you are visiting the Great Fen by bike then National Cycle Route 12 runs through the village of Stilton on the western fringe of the area, near Holme.

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

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

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

New Decoy Farm - geograph.org.uk - 612737

New Decoy Farm

B660 towards Holme - geograph.org.uk - 380008

B660 towards Holme

Cattle on Great Fen - geograph.org.uk - 5020796

Cattle on Great Fen

Expanded ditch across New Decoy Farm - geograph.org.uk - 4361072

Expanded ditch across New Decoy Farm

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Great Fen.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Great Fen.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)