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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 rare & endangered wildlife that depend on it?.

We need to raise £148,000 for this vital conservation project to build a bridge for nature. The bridge will link areas of the reserve allowing our herds of konik ponies and Highland cattle to range over a wider area, creating new habitats for our precious wildlife.

Find out more about the appeal.

Donate to the Wicken Fen appeal

With your support we can build a bridge for nature to protect Wicken Fen's wildlife and biodiversity for the future.