Starting in 2001, The Great Fen is a 50 year project to create a huge wetland area between Peterborough and Huntingdon that would host a thriving ecosystem of plants and animals.
Through the biggest National Lottery grant ever provided to an environmental project, the Great Fen were able to purchase the Holmewood Estate - a 3,255 acre space and a key part of the restoration plan which would allow the Great Fen build new habitats including grasslands, reedbeds, hay meadows and open water. These habitats not only provide suitable and sustainable grounds for wildlife but also provide for wide ranging community, education and conservational work.
The Great Fen don't just aim to attract new wildlife; the project is also providing a human boost too. Through the generation of new crops and land, local farmers are developing rare breeds of cattle such as British White and Belted Galloway whilst plans for a visitors' centre, tourism and local enterprises will help develop the local economy and employment.
- Less than a week to our great Great Fen Celebration Day! t.co/CQyympXmVS @wildlifebcn @CambsWithKids… t.co/LYTnyZuczH
- Check out our new website - learn about ypcs - hear from our 2 amazing patrons @WarwickADavis @AnnabelleLDavis… t.co/2ofJVMuqvN
- We've recently had part of our Holme Fen #NNR devastated by fire, with important habitat burnt away to bare ground.… t.co/liC3wC3mzB
- Delighted to be there for #RAF100 with our Spitfire Excavation film. t.co/Uky2hRXpl3… t.co/gnkHx0pksG
- Important info for anyone in the area or coming to visit the Fen from Whittlesey way over the next couple of months… t.co/SwB9MMQdVj