Fulbourn Fen

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On the 76 acre Fulbourn Fen site you will see the countryside as it used to be before the introduction of fertilizers and pesticides which have never been used here. Among the varied grassland lying over complex geology and archaeology, six species of orchid have been recorded while the woods shelter the reserve and harbour birds and fungi. On entering Ox Meadow the driest of the meadows, sweeping boughs of two magnificent oaks greet the visitor and in the spring cowslips carpet the ground. East Fen is the largest of the meadows and the, humps and dips created by freezing and melting during the last Ice Age increase the range of habitats, bringing even more diversity. As with all these sites please observe the Country Code, take your litter home with you, keep dogs on a lead, where dogs are allowed, and keep to marked paths to avoid disturbing wildlife.

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Car

Cambridge 6 miles. Follow Cherry Hinton Road to Fulbourn. Take the sixth left turn in Fulbourn into Home End before the White Hart pub, then turn right into Stonebridge Lane. Car Park and reserve entrance at end of lane..

Bus

Frequent Citibus (1) service from Cambridge to Fulbourn, then walk 700 m.

Train

Nearest railway station is Cambridge.

Admission

Opening times:

Never closes

Prices:

Free

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Contact

Address: Fulbourn Fen, The Manor House, Broad Street, Great Cambourne, Cambridge, CB23 6DH, UK.
Phone: +44 1954 713500
Email: cambridgeshire@wildlifebcnp.org

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