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
    17 May 2021 - 31 December 2021
  • Minimum stay1 night(s)
  • Dogs welcome per pitch3
  • Star/Pennant rating 1 What's this?

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 visit Wicken Fen, there are more than 9000 wetland species, including a spectacular array of plants, birds and dragonflies.

Only accessible by walking or cycling, this secluded site has four open fronted shelters, each sleeps 6 adults or 8 children, no tent required. Spend a night getting back to basics, on site there is a fire pit and compost toilet, you'll need to bring your own water. Wicken Fen campsite is ideal for scout groups, DofE groups and adventurous families.

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Opening times

Following government guidance in England, all campsites in England will remain closed until 16 May 2021 inclusive.

We are currently working on getting the campsite open to take bookings for the 2021 season. We will indicate here when it goes live. 

Why book with us?

  • Unrivalled locations
  • Free entry to our properties
  • Award winning customer service
  • Help us care for nature, beauty and history

Our Covid promise

  • Postpone or refund with no admin fee
  • Enhanced cleaning regime
  • Discover more about our Covid promise.

Email wickenwildcamping@nationaltrust.org.uk

Features and facilities

  • Campfires allowed available
  • Toilets available

Additional Information

Notes for guests

Facilities: Guests will need to bring their own water, and all camping equipment other than a tent.The campsite has a compost toilet. 

Access: The campsite can only be accessed by walking or cycling to the site. There is a two mile walk from Anglesey Abbey, please inform the staff prior to arrival if you wish to park at the Abbey. The walking route to the campsite involves walking across fields. For cyclists, the site is close to NCN Route 11 - The Lodes Way. If you have any access requirements please contact the office prior to arrival for further information. 

Bookings: Whole site booking only.



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