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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.



Wicken Fen Appeal


Will you help us improve the nature reserve to protect the wildlife that depend on it?.

We need to raise £148,000 for a vital conservation project - to build a bridge for nature.

Wicken Fen Appeal

Konik ponies are helping to create new habitats on the Wicken Vision lands © Howard Cooper

This bridge will allow our herds of konik ponies and Highland cattle to roam over a wider area creating new habitats for our precious wildlife.

Wicken Fen Appeal - Donate

Konik ponies are helping to create new habitats on the Wicken Vision lands © Howard Cooper

To donate to this appeal please click on the link below.

Thank you.

Summer Events

We've lots of fun events from bird watching, bug hunting, arts & crafts, den building and mud glorious mud! to keep the young ones amused during the school holidays.


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.