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It is extremely dangerous to walk in any fen.
Therefore the only recommended route around Catfield Fen Reserve is the perimeter footpath called the Rond.
When doing so it is essential to keep away from bank edges, these are not firm and the water in the dykes is deep.
Butterfly Conservation cannot accept responsibility for any failure to observe this warning.


Take the small road marked Fenside and park at the Staithe TG 367214.

The red arrow shows the approximate location of the staith.

Access to the reserve is difficult and can be dangerous.
We would advise walking along the Rond as shown below.
From the sluice gate along the bank just outside the reserve heading south is best as Swallowtails cross this bank between Barton Broad Great Fen and Catfield Fen.

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