Come and explore the finest birch woodland in lowland England, watch birds on the meres and visit the famous Holme Post. Holme Fen is a wondrous and varied place to visit all year round. Take a walk around the winding paths, past the meres and discover over 500 species of weird and wonderful fungi.
There is more detailed information about this reserve here.
To find out more about the Holme Post and the history of Holme Fen please see the heritage section.
For information about the special wildlife of Holme Fen please visit the wildlife section.
Dogs on leads are permitted at this site.
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Parking for Holme Fen is in bays along the side of the roads. Please note that parking is limited here and you are advised not to leave valuables in your car.
The bird hide at Boston’s Mere often gives views of large numbers of wildfowl. In the spring you may see Great Crested Grebes displaying and Cormorants feeding young on their nests. In winter there are flocks of Greylag and Canada Geese, Teal, Mallard, Tufted Duck and Wigeon.
This is the location of the famous Holme Post that shows how much the peat has shrunk since the draining of Whittlesea Mere. There are also new information boards and a map of Holme Fen.
This waymarked walking route takes you through the beautiful Silver Birch woodland and past the famous Holme Post. This walk takes approximately 1 hour and you can download a trail guide describing the history of this unique site.
This accessible pathway leads to Burnham's Mere. This is a great place to see wildlife, particularly ducks and geese in winter.
There are many mown paths that wind through Holme Fen. Why not explore this fascinating reserve and see what wildlife you can find?
This mere was formed by commercial peat cutting in the early 20th century. It attracts a variety of wintering wildfowl and various species of ducks and geese breed. In recent years growing of Cormorants have been breeding on the islands.
Commercial peat cutting in the reserve led to the creation of this area of open water that support birds, dragonflies and marsh plants such as golden dock.
Follow the paths through Holme Fen to reach the raised lookout. During the winter of 2012-13 a tower hide was built and the creation of a large reedbed began. The lookout is a great vantage point from which to see the restoration of this habitat and to watch for wildlife.