Rothschild Bungalow Open Day - Huntingdonshire History Festival

Rothschild Bungalow Open Day - Huntingdonshire History Festival

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Woodwalton Fen NNR

Chapel Road

Ramsey Heights

PE26 2RS

United Kingdom

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Celebrate the heritage of Woodwalton Fen NNR and the Wildlife Trusts by visiting the historic Rothschild Bungalow

About this event

Come and visit this jewel in the crown of Woodwalton Fen NNR. A rare opportunity to go inside the historic Rothschild Bungalow as part of the Huntingdonshire History Festival, and enjoy lemonade and cake while you are there!

Built in 1911 as a base for research and summer retreats, this captivating building gives a glimpse into the past pursuits of the founder of the Wildlife Trusts and wildlife conservation as we know it. Join us for privileged access to a building not usually open to the public and discover how Charles Rothschild would have used it as a base for his field trips, studying moths and other insects. There will be staff and volunteers to talk to you about the history of the area and the plans for the future of the Great Fen.  

Between 12pm and 3pm, we will also enjoy a special appearance by some time-travelling Victorian entomologists who will help you look for insects, just as Rothschild would have done 100 years ago! 

This event is free to attend but any donation towards the work of the Great Fen and Wildlife Trust for Beds, Cambs and Northants is gratefully received. Pre-booking is not essential, but does help us estimate the refreshments to provide, thank you.

Attendees should park at the far end of Chapel Road on the field-side bank of the Great Raveley Drain. The What3Words location for parking is https://what3words.com/represent.teaching.tradition. Walk over the entrance bridge and along the path ahead of you for approximately 1/4mile until you see the Bungalow on your right.

Please note Natural England Covid protocols still require the use of masks in their reserve buildings so please bring one with you.

Time: 10am-4pm.

Suitable for families.

No wheelchair access to the bungalow.

Parking

To access Woodwalton Fen, please drive all the way to the very end of Chapel Road, PE26 2RS, past the entrance to the Countryside Centre at Ramsey Heights nature reserve. The What3Words location for parking is https://what3words.com/represent.teaching.tradition.

Attendees should park at the far end of Chapel Road on the field-side bank of the Great Raveley Drain. Walk over the entrance bridge and along the path ahead of you for approximately 1/4mile until you see the Bungalow on your right.

Please note, Ugg Mere Court Road is scheduled to be closed at this time. You can access Chapel Road from Bury/Upwood direction only and can come past the road closed signs on Ramsey Road and Longholme Road. Please take time to prepare an alternate route if this should affect your journey.

Your comfort

Please note, the closest toilets are located at the Ramsey Heights Countryside Centre, half a mile before you reach Woodwalton Fen. Please also be aware that there are a large number of ticks and other biting insects at Woodwalton Fen, so long trousers tucked into socks and closed-toe footwear is recommended. An insect repellent is also useful.

For full event terms and conditions please see the website: https://www.wildlifebcn.org/get-involved/wild-events-and-experiences/events-terms-and-conditions

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