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 2019
  • Minimum stay1 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 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.

Enquire and book

Call 01353 720274

Opening times

All year round

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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We have applied a 1-5 Acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level through to 5 Acorns at the highest level. Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

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2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high sleeps to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 acorn cottages have wifi and, similar to a 1 Acorn cottage, the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic in their offer. All 2 (and higher) Acorn cottages supply bedding, linen and towels. Examples of a 2 acorn offer include Engine Cottage, Cornwall and High Hallgarth, Cumbria.

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5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage. This is the highest offer available. The furniture is of high standard, and has real comfort for modern living. Examples of a 5 Acorn cottage include The Old Rectory, South Wales and West Gate Lodge, Yorkshire.

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