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Ouse Washes, Chatteris

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Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Ouse Washes is a linear 2,513.6 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest stretching from near St Ives in Cambridgeshire to Downham Market in Norfolk. It is also a Ramsar internationally important wetland site, a Special Protection Area under the European Union Birds Directive, a Special Area of Conservation, and a Nature Conservation Review site, Grade I. An area of 186 hectares between March and Ely is managed by the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire, and another area near Chatteris is managed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust manages another area near Welney.
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  • Beautiful place to visit, via cycle or walking. The views are out of his world and have the same feel as further down the road at Welney. The Bird watching huts along the Ouse make for a beautiful.....  more »
  • We had a nice walk on a summer's morning with great views of the Fenland countryside. Lots of birds darting about which was nice but the bird hides on the south side of the river are no longer there.....  more »

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