Walking with wildlife in Cambridgeshire

Rear view of Wimpole Hall
Come in and explore Wimpole Hall National Trust Images / Andrew Butler

Walk with wildlife at one of Europe's most important wetlands before heading to the working estate of Wimpole.

In a day

Morning: Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve 
Spend a morning at Wicken Fen, one of Europe’s most important wetlands supporting an abundance of wildlife. Grazing herds of Highland cattle and Konik Ponies are helping to create a diverse range of new habitats for wildlife and visitors to enjoy and explore.
Book the ‘Wild Ponies Galore’ special interest tour and find out about the important role they play in managing and conserving the wetlands. Enjoy a fascinating guided walk across original undrained fenland and gain an insight into their behaviour.
While heading off to Wimpole Estate why not stop at Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill for a self service lunch, serving traditional Cambridgeshire dishes using seasonal produce sourced locally.
Afternoon: Wimpole Estate
After lunch, move on to Wimpole Estate, a working estate with a mansion at its heart. Book the ‘Longhorns and Leicester Longwools’ special interest tour for a day on the farm. Here you will come face to face with some of the rare breed inhabitants that call it home.

Turn your visit into a short break by adding:

  • a day trip to the city of Cambridge.
  • Orford Ness National Nature Reserve in Suffolk.