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The National Trust's oldest nature reserve, and England's most famous fen

Wicken Fen, one of Europe's most important wetlands, supports an abundance of wildlife. There are more than 8,500 species, including a spectacular array of plants, birds and dragonflies.

The raised boardwalk and lush grass droves allow easy access to a lost landscape of flowering meadows, sedge and reedbeds, where you can encounter rarities such as hen harriers, water voles and bitterns.

Wicken Fen Vision, an ambitious landscape-scale conservation project, is opening up new areas of land to explore. Our grazing herds of Highland cattle and Konik ponies are helping to create a diverse range of new habitats.

Welcome to Wicken Fen

Wicken Fen Vision

The Wicken Fen Vision is a major project to create a landscape scale nature reserve from Wicken to the outskirts of Cambridge, creating new habitats for wildlife and humans to enjoy.



Explore the Fen

Explore the Nature Reserve on foot,  by bike or in a boat.

Boat trips and bike hire are available every day throughout the Summer.


Autumn & Winter events

From half-term events, rush weaving workshops to Father Christmas, there's lots of fun events at Wicken Fen. 


Great British Walk

Celebrate the 2015 Great British Walk in partnership with Cotswold Outdoor

Sunday 18 October, 10am & 1.30pm

Discover the Fens on our Great British Walk.

There's a 7 mile walk at 10am & a 5 miler at 1.30pm  - do either or both

Free event - book your place on 01353 720274