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Welney is a small town in the Fens of Cambridgeshire, England. In the 14th century, the town was called Wellenhe, meaning "a river called Welle" (the old name of the Old Croft River[?]).

Welney is situated on the Ouse Washes, an internationally important area of wildlife conservation. WWT Welney is a reserve in the care of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust.

Nearby, there is also RSPB Ouse Washes, a reserve managed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

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