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Welcome to the Great Fen

The Great Fen is a vast fenland landscape between Peterborough and Huntingdon with a dramatic and fascinating history. It is home to two National Nature Reserves, protected for their unique habitat and the varied wildlife they support.

The area is currently benefiting from one of the largest restoration projects of its type in Europe and the landscape is being restored and transformed for the benefit both of wildlife and of people.

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Painting of cranes over the Great Fen by Gorbatov

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Marsh harrier Circus aeruginosus An adult hunting over misty reedbeds in dawn light. Andrew Parkinson/2020VISION

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View of Holme Fen NNR - Sarah Lambert