We are very excited to be able to let you know that the new entrance to Ouse Fen is now officially open! A brand-new carpark and entrance have been built to allow access to the latest newly restored areas of the reserve. At the new entrance you can find a short access-for-all path to a viewpoint and picnic area, with onward routes to new trails and connections to long-distance public rights of way.
When you visit, you may be surprised to see that the wetland is not looking as wet as you thought it might! Well, during the next phase of this exciting 30 year project water control structures are being installed and then areas will be wetted as work is finished. This may also mean that paths may temporarily be closed, but clear signs will be in place to make sure you can still enjoy a walk and know where to go.
Species have already moved into the most recently restored areas and you’ll be able to find an array of wildlife from the reserve trails, from dragonflies to marsh harriers, water voles and otters to deer darting across the paths and even an elusive bittern, whose distinctive ‘boom’ you might hear from the reedbed.
The entrance is open during daylight hours and can be found east of Earith, off the B1050. You can find out more about how to plan your visit at rspb.org.uk/ousefen and the entrance can be found at https://w3w.co/wacky.dabbling.enjoy
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