Mare Fen

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Mare Fen
Mare Fen - geograph.org.uk - 752078.jpg
Type Local Nature Reserve
Location Swavesey, Cambridgeshire, England
OS grid TL 366 698
Area 16.3 hectares
Managed by Not known

Mare Fen is a 16.3 hectare Local Nature Reserve north of Swavesey in Cambridgeshire, England. It is owned by Cambridgeshire County Council,[1][2] and was formerly managed by the Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely Naturalists Trust (now part of the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire),[3] but as of December 2016 it is not listed on the Trust's web site.[4] In 2015 Swavesey Parish Council expressed concern at the failure of the Environment Agency to carry out flood prevention works at Mare Fen.[5]

This pasture in the floodplain of the River Great Ouse is used for grazing in the summer and allowed to flood in the winter. It has wildfowl such as mute swans, wigeons, teal and shovelers, mammals include badgers and muntjac deer. There are diverse aquatic plants.[6]

There is access from Station Road.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mare Fen". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. 21 February 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "Map of Mare Fen". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "Celebrating Sir David Attenborough at 90". [Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. 7 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Find a nature reserve". Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
  5. ^ "Response to the Environment Agency Produced Document Entitled: Briefing for Northstowe Joint Development Control Committee, 25th March 2015, Swavesey Drain Conveyance Improvements Project" (PDF). Swavesey Parish Council. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "Mare Fen". Cambridgeshire County Council. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 


Coordinates: 52°18′32″N 0°00′08″E / 52.309°N 0.0022°E / 52.309; 0.0022