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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To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level. The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities – details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied with a few exceptions, which are again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

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