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Nov 11, 2012 - Wicken Fen

After a wet day on Saturday, Sunday was a glorious sunny day but cold. We needed a walk so we went to Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve. This is one of the few remaining areas of undrained fenland. The land was donated to the National Trust by a group of Victorian entomologists in 1899 so making it the oldest nature reserve in the UK. The Fens cover a vast area of eastern England, Originally is was a landscape of bogs, marshland and clay islands on which small communities eked out a livelihood on cutting peat and using reeds found in the...

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