Wicken Fen should be at the top of every nature lovers shortlist of places to see when going on boating holiday in England. The grand nature reserve is primarily made up of marshlands with small waterways and lakes spread out over the entire area.
Here you can see up to 9.000 different species of animals and insects. This include a lot of rare species of butterflies and dragonflies. The area has long been a place of interest to scientist. For example, a young Charles Darwin came here to collect beetles for his studies of evolution in the 1820ies.Wicken Fen is located halfway between Ely and Cambridge. You’ll find many tracks that will lead you through the magnificent landscape. You can also study the use of wind power to pump water away at the old wooden mill in the reserve.