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Chippenham Fen

A Natural England wood
Cambridgeshire

Chippenham Fen

Size:
89.72 ha (221.7 acres)
Grid ref:
TL645693
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One of the best remaining areas of undrained, semi-natural fen in Europe. The fen is peat soil laid over chalk rock, with a layer of clay between. Chalk springs continually well up into the fen. This is a National Nature Reserve and the few paths through the wood are fenced. Dogs must be kept on leads within the reserve. Access to the wood involves a pleasant walk along well signed footpaths, muddy in winter.