Grazing for Landscape - a guided walk to meet the herds

Join ranger Carol Laidlaw to find out all about the konik ponies and highland cattle at Wicken Fen.

  • Booking essential

Discover the principles behind extensive grazing as a way of restoring and managing landscape-scale habitats on this walk with Wicken Fen’s expert ranger, Carol Laidlaw. Our koniks (ponies) and highland cattle out on the wider reserve at Wicken Fen have become an iconic part of the landscape, and a favourite with many visitors. Living out all year, in their natural family groups, these herbivores are shaping and influencing the fenland. Find out how they benefit Wicken Fen conservation, and learn all about their quirks and lifestyle.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £10.00

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Suitability
This event is suitable for older children only (15+)
Meeting point
Meet at the Visitor Centre
What to bring and wear
Wear suitable clothing for the weather and sturdy footwear. Bring binoculars if you have them.
Accessibility
Please note, this is a walk of a couple of hours, including over rough terrain.

Contact Info

Name
Events booking
Email
wickenfen@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01353 720274

Upcoming events

Pond dipping

Wed 01 Jun 2022
11:00-11:45
Delve into the watery world of Wicken Fen to find out what is living beneath the surface. All equipment provided, plus a helping hand to identify the creatures that you find.

Mucky Pups

Fri 10 Jun 2022
10:30-12:00
Outdoor adventures at Wicken Fen, for pre-school children who enjoy getting grubby.

Grazing for Landscape - a guided walk to meet the herds

Sun 19 Jun 2022
14:00-16:00
Join ranger Carol Laidlaw to find out all about the konik ponies and highland cattle at Wicken Fen.

Painting the Fen Landscape - Watercolour Workshop

Sat 09 Jul 2022
10:30-16:00
Bring out your creativity with this day of watercolour painting to capture the landscape and skies of Wicken Fen.