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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

Konik ponies grazing at Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, Cambridgeshire

Planning your visit

One of the rangers turning the tap at Wicken Fen

Our work at Wicken Fen 

Learn about some of the work we carry out at Wicken Fen. From tackling climate change with our peatland restoration project to conservation grazing, we are working hard to maintain this important landscape for visitors, animals and plants alike.

Visitors at Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, Cambridgeshire with windmill behind them.

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 family with a pushchair and a young child running ahead walk along the boardwalk at Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, with sedge growing on either side and mature trees in the distance

Easter Adventure Trail 

Join us for an Easter adventure at Wicken Fen. Explore the peaceful nature reserve, visit the historic windpump and drop into our bird hides as you follow the Easter trail around the Boardwalk and the Woodland Walk.

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.


Wicken Fen Property Map 

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

Two visitors exploring the garden in spring at Quarry Bank, Cheshire


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