Friday, July 14, 2006

Wicken Sedge Fen

To get there we travelled up the Great Ouse from Ely and turned left on to the River Cam. A few miles further, left again and through a lock at Upware. Another left turn and we were on the Wicken Lode. (Lode is a medieval word for waterway or canal).

No Problem

 This Lode is very narrow and just navigable. A deep narrow cutting lined with reed and lily pads with flowers in full bloom.


The National Trust look after these wetlands and trying to expand them.

NT Wicken Fen

The last surviving drainage wind mill is now used in reverse to maintain the wetlands here.


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