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Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve

The National Trust's oldest nature reserve, and England's most famous fen

Lode Lane, Wicken, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 5XP

An azure damselfly at Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, Cambridgeshire.

Planning your visit

Sunset over the windpump at Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire

The history of Wicken Fen 

We’ve cared for Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve for over 125 years. Discover its history and how we continue to look after this very special place.


Wicken Fen Vision 

Learn how we’re planning to care for Wicken Fen Nature Reserve with an ambitious vision to create and preserve a diverse landscape for people and for the wildlife that lives here.

A family at Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, Cambridgeshire

Family-friendly things to do at Wicken Fen 

If outdoor activities and learning about nature sound like a good day out for your family, Wicken Fen is the right place for you. Discover everything you need to plan your family day out, from events and activities for kids to hiring bikes.

A group of visitors pond dipping at Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, Cambridgeshire

School visits to Wicken Fen 

Plan a school visit to Wicken Fen for an inspiring backdrop to an adventurous day of learning. Find out about the activities and facilities available, how to book and more.

A ranger walking is dog on a lead at Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire

Visiting us with your dog 

Wicken Fen is a two pawprint rated place. To help us ensure our visitors, dogs and wildlife get along together, there are a few do’s and don’ts to take note of if you’re bringing your dog with you. Find out more here.

Looking towards the semi-detached Wicken Rose Cottage, on the right, and its neighbouring cottage, Cambridgeshire

Wicken Rose Cottage 

With an abundance of wildlife and walks from the doorstep, this semi-detached cottage offers a snug spot for two.


Wicken Fen Property Map 

Take a look at the Wicken Fen property map to help you plan your visit.

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