Information for dog walkers

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Information for dog walkers

Dog walking, Cumbernauld Glen, 24.11.2012, afternoon, overcast - Katrina Martin / 2020VISION

Information for dog walkers 

The Great Fen is a fantastic place to go for a walk and we welcome dogs in several of our reserves. The Ramsey Heights nature reserve (situated next to the Wildlife Trust Countryside Centre), The Dragonfly Walk at New Decoy Information Point are all open to dog walkers. There is now a longer distance walk (6 miles or 8 miles with the extension) called the Last of the Meres Trail, which also starts at New Decoy and is a great option if you're looking for a longer walk for you and your dog.

All we ask is that your dog is under control and on a lead, especially where we have livestock and especially during the spring time with lambs and calves and also ground-nesting birds. Please can we ask that you pick up after your dog.  

Natural England manages Holme Fen and Woodwalton Fen Nature reserves. They welcome dogs under control to Holme Fen, but you must keep your dog on a lead no longer than 2 metres between 1st March and 31st July, to protect ground-nesting birds. They do have a no dogs policy at Woodwalton Fen. This is because Woodwalton Fen has flora and fauna which is sensitive to ground disturbance.

The areas below are open all year round and are suitable to visit with your dog.