Wicken Fen Back to Basics Campsite

Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, Lode Lane, Wicken, Ely, CB7 5XP
A view of Wicken Fen at sunset
A view of Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve
A view of Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve
A view of Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve
A view of Wicken Fen at sunset A view of Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve A view of Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve A view of Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve

At-a-glance details

  • Type of accommodation Log shelters
  • No of places / pitches1
  • Seasons
    1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
  • Minimum stay from1 night(s)
  • Dogs welcome per pitch3

About Wicken Fen Back to Basics Campsite

Sleep under the stars, away from it all.

Wicken Fen nature reserve is the National Trust's oldest nature reserve, it is one of Europe's most important wetlands and supports a variety of wildlife. The Fen is also embarked on an ambitious long-term plan to expand the reserve on a landscape scale. This back to basics campsite is located on one of the parcels of land now owned by the National Trust as part of this vision. Look out for badgers, bats and barn owls here, or head across the fenland landscape to see wetland species at Wicken Fen and other areas now part of the larger reserve.

This campsite provides exclusive accomodation for groups and families to rent the whole site and spend a night sleeping out in the open. Only accessible by walking or cycling, stay on the secluded site with open-fronted log shelters, no tent is required.There are four shelters, each sleeps 6 adults or 8 children. Spend a night getting back to basics; on site there is a camp fire and an eco-loo,  you'll need to bring your own water. Wicken Fen campsite is ideal for scout groups, DofE groups and adventurous families.

Enquire and book

Call 01353 720274

Opening times

All year round

Email wickenwildcamping@nationaltrust.org.uk

Types of Accommodation

Wicken Fen - Dawn over Tubney Fen

Wicken Fen shelters 

Wicken Fen campsite is designed for camping out in the great outdoors, this means that you do not need to bring your tent.

Features and facilities

  • Campfires allowed available
  • Toilets available

Additional Information

Notes for guests


    Guests will need to bring their own water, and all camping equipment other than a tent.

    The campsite has a compost toilet. 

    Please note: Groups will need to walk or cycle to the site. The site is close to NCN Route 11 - The Lodes Way. Wicken Fen 7 miles. Anglesey Abbey 2 miles.



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