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By train

Manea Station is 5km from the reserve. Trains do now stop (by request) at Manea throughout the day. From Manea station, head into the village then turn left down the road opposite the Rose and Crown pub. Turn left at the next T-junction towards Welches Dam, continuing to the signposted car park. Please check the National Rail website, or contact National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50, for up-to-date information.

By bus

Buses to Manea are run by ‘Norfolk Green’ on behalf of Cambridgeshire County Council’ Monday to Saturday from March Railway Station, 9.58 am, 11.58 am, 1.58 pm and 3.58 pm, arriving approximately 30 minutes later. They leave Manea from the Rose and Crown at 9.02 am, 10.32 am, 12.32 am, 2.32pm, arriving at March, Railway Station or town centre approximately 30 minutes later. The reserve is 2.5 miles (4 km) from the village - take the road opposite the Rose and Crown pub. Turn left at the next T-junction towards Welches Dam, continuing to the signposted car park. An up-to-date timetable can be found on Cambridgeshire County Councils website www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk

By road

From the south and east head to Ely, take the A142 to Chatteris and follow signs to Manea. Entering the village, turn right at the RSPB sign towards Welches Dam, continuing to the signposted car park. From the west go to Chatteris, head towards Ely (A142) then follow directions above. From the north, head for March, take the A141 towards Chatteris then follow the signs for Manea. On reaching the village, turn right at the T-junction, then left opposite the Rose and Crown pub. Turn left at the next T-junction towards Welches Dam, continuing to the signposted car park.

Sat nav POI file

If you have a satellite navigation system that can accept POI files, please see our POI page for a download link and instructions.

Other ways to get to the reserve

By foot walk 4 km from Manea village, taking the road opposite the Rose and Crown pub, following signs to Welches Dam. Turn left at the next T-junction towards Welches Dam, continuing to the signposted car park. By plane the reserve is 90 minutes from Stansted airport - head for Ely and follow directions from there.

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Where is it?

  • Lat/lng: 52.45212,0.16328
  • Postcode: PE15 0NF
  • Grid reference: TL471860
  • Nearest town: Chatteris, Cambridgeshire
  • County: Cambridgeshire
  • Country: England

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