Located at the meeting point of The Fens and Breckland natural environments, Lakenheath also plays host to the largest United State Air Force base in the United Kingdom.

It is close to RSPB Lakenheath Fen Nature Reserve and Pashford Poor's Fen, both of which are Sites of Special Scientific Interest, the ultimate way to enjoy the great outdoors. The village itself has a Primary School, Nursery and Parent / Toddler group, a diverse range of multi-cuisine restaurants and takeaways, general store and Post Office, community hall and doctors’ surgery.