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Parking for Woodwalton Fen is along the bank beside the Great Raveley Drain. There is a turning circle at the end of the track.
There is a space for disabled parking inside the Natural England office car park. Drive across the bridge over the Great Raveley Drain. Please note this disabled space is only available during office hours and must be booked in advance - see the visit Woodwalton Fen page for more details. At other times, please park with care along the bank beside the Great Raveley Drain.
As you enter Woodwalton Fen you will find this information point with maps, recent wildlife sightings and details of forthcoming Great Fen events.
The reeds for the thatch, of course, came from the reserve.
Nearby if the office that is the base for Natural England staff who manage this National Nature Reserve,
There are three bird hides in Woodwalton Fen. Two look out over Rothschild and Gordon's Meres (follow the Water Bird Trail) and the other looks over the northern reedbed (follow the Marsh Harrier Trail). The hides are elevated and give excellent views across the wetland landscape.
This trail is an extension of the Bungalow Trail and leads to the western bank where you can see panoramic views across the Great Fen area. To follow this trail use these waymarkers. It will take approximately one hour.
This short trail takes you on a lovely walk to the bungalow built by Charles Rothschild. It takes about half an hour and is marked with these waymarkers.
A guide to the Bungalow Trail can be downloaded here.
The Marsh Harrier Trail leads to an elevated bird hide where there are excellent views across the reedbeds. This is a great area to observe breeding Marsh Harriers and l other wildlife. The walk will take approximately one hour and it is marked with these waymarkers.
The Water Bird Trail leads to two elevated bird hides that look out over Rothschild's and Gordon's Meres with a variety of wildfowl present at all times of the year. This is the longest of the waymarked trails and takes about 1 hr 30 mins. Follow these waymarkers.
This 500 acre National Nature Reserve has many grassy paths winding through it. Please be aware that there are very few benches around the reserve and paths can be uneven. During the winter and after periods of heavy rain, water levels rise and many of the paths may be very muddy or even impassable.
The bungalow on stilts was built by CharlesRothschild in 1911, and was re-thatched in 2011 after 100 years.
You can find out more about Charles Rothschild and the fascinating history of Woodwalton Fen here.
The western clay bank gives spectacular views across the Great Fen area. From this vantage point you can see across the restored wet meadows of Middle and Darlow's Farms. In the far distance are the woodlands of Holme Fen, and this panorama brings home the vast scale of what the Great Fen is hoping to achieve.