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Britain’s oldest nature reserve, a unique fragment of the fenland wilderness which once covered East Anglia.
Wicken Fen is a wetland nature reserve situated near the village of Wicken, Cambridgeshire, England. It is one of Britain’s oldest nature reserves, and was the first reserve acquired by the National Trust, in 1899. The reserve includes fenland, farmland, marsh and reedbeds. Wicken Fen is one of only four wild fens which still survive in the enormous Great Fen Basin area of East Anglia: 99.9% of the former fens have now been replaced by arable cultivation.