Opening times for 8 December 2023
Asset Opening time Nature reserve 10:00 - 17:00 Café 10:00 - 16:00 Car Park Dawn - Dusk Cycle hire Closed Shop 10:00 - 16:30 Visitor Centre 10:00 - 16:30MTWTFSS2728293012345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Ticket type Gift aid Standard Cars £3.20
Ticket type Gift aid Standard Adult £9.40 £8.50 Child £4.70 £4.25 Family £23.40 £21.25 Family 1 adult £14.10 £12.75 Group Adult £8.00 Group Child £4.00
The Docky Hut cafe is next to the Visitor Centre.
The shop is in the Visitor Centre; there is also a small selection of second-hand books.
Our car park is located mid way down Lode Lane; follow the lane on foot to find the Visitor Centre, cafe and start of all walks on the Fen. Members need to scan their membership card for a free parking ticket; non-members pay and display is £3.
Toilets are in the car park, and also in the Learning Centre located behind the cafe.
Dogs under close control are welcome on Adventurers' Fen and the wider reserve paths, as well as in the Visitor Centre/shop. Assistance dogs only on Sedge Fen (Boardwalk, Woodland Walk and Summer Nature Trail)
Blue Badge parking and drop-off point. Accessible toilets and routes. Wheelchairs available. Assistance dogs on Sedge Fen.
Accessible route and/or map
Our circular Boardwalk and Woodland Walk on Sedge Fen are accessible routes, including access into two hides. Assistance dogs only on these routes. The Lodes Way cycle path going out towards Adventurers' Fen is also accessible. All dogs under close control welcome on this route.
Level access to food outlet
There are accessible toilets in both the car park and Learning Centre toilets.
Level access to shop
There are designated parking spaces in our main car park, plus two in front of the Visitor Centre.
Dropping off in front of the Visitor Centre is possible.
Benches are located around the Boardwalk, fewer on other walking routes.
South of Wicken (A1123), 3 miles west of Soham (A142), 9 miles south of Ely, 17 miles north-east of Cambridge via A10
Parking: 120 yards. Pay and display, £3.00 non-members, free for members.
The closest train stations are Ely 9 miles; Soham 5 miles. Taxis are usually available at Ely, and you can also join the National Cycle Network route 11 to Wicken at Ely station if you have brought bikes on the train.
NCN11 from Ely; Lodes Way from Anglesey Abbey and local villages
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.
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.
Take a look at the Wicken Fen property map to help you plan your visit.
Paths lead through the historic undrained core of the Fen, lush with wetland plants and rich in wildlife.
Wet grassland, reedbeds, and the Mere attract wildfowl and waders. Grazed by herds of Konik ponies and Highland cattle.
Burwell Fen and beyond
Landscape-scale nature conservation in action, with wildlife moving in as Wicken Fen grows.
Traditional fenland cottage, built using local materials, and furnished in 1930s style. Fenman's workshop in the garden.
Working wooden windpump, the last in the Fens. Occasionally in action.
Information about sightings, routes and activities. Large windows overlooking the Sedge Fen; family discovery area to inspire your visit.
Docky Hut Café
Docky Hut Café offers light lunches, hot and cold drinks, cakes and other treats, with indoor and outdoor seating.
Visitor Centre shop
Gifts, homeware, garden accessories and local produce, plus nature- and wildlife-inspired books.
Find out about the Twelve Creatures of Wicken Fen on our Winter Trail for all the family and meet Mother and Father Christmas in Fen Cottage.
Outdoor adventures at Wicken Fen, for pre-school children who enjoy getting grubby. Each session has a different theme and all take place outside. Booking essential.
Enjoy a traditional festive treat with your little ones in the Fen Cottage. Join the Elves to make a Christmas decoration and collect a take-home Christmas craft pack, then make your way to Fen Cottage to meet Mother Christmas and receive a present.
Wicken Fen was the first nature reserve to be managed by the National Trust. Today it’s one of Europe's most important wetlands and home to over 9,000 species.
Explore the diverse landscape at Wicken Fen, abundant with wildlife, flora and fauna. Discover the ancient Sedge Fen, grazing herds of Konik ponies and the iconic windpump.
If you've been watching BBC Wild Isles narrated by Sir David Attenborough, you will have seen Wicken Fen's Konik ponies. See the herd for yourself, including its newest arrival.
Explore part of Wicken Fen following the four Lodes on a trail is a great walk for catching a glimpse of grazing herds including Konik ponies and Highland cattle. Stop off at one of the hides to look for bittern, waterfowl and marsh harriers. It's the perfect walk for all the family to enjoy this season.
A 3-mile walk, exploring new areas of wetland habitat, reed beds and the mere.
Wicken Fen, one of Europe's most important wetlands, supports an abundance of wildlife. There are more than 9000 species, including a spectacular array of plants, birds and dragonflies.
The raised boardwalk and lush grass droves allow easy access to a lost landscape of flowering meadows, sedge and reedbeds, where you can encounter rarities such as hen harriers, water voles and bitterns.
Wicken Fen Vision, an ambitious landscape-scale conservation project, is opening up new areas of land to explore. Our grazing herds of Highland cattle and Konik ponies are helping to create a diverse range of new habitats.
Six taps have been turned on across Wicken Fen, to help create a winter wetland for wildlife and reduce CO2 emissions. As gravity enables water to flow from the higher lodes across the fens, more wildfowl are returning to make this national nature reserve their home for the winter.
Learn about some of the work we carry out at Wicken Fen Nature Reserve throughout the year to conserve this important landscape for visitors, plants and animals alike.
The breeding season has begun for marsh harriers at Wicken Fen and what was once a rare occurrence is becoming a more common sight.
If you watched BBC Wild Isles narrated by Sir David Attenborough, you will have seen Wicken Fen's Konik ponies. Find out more about the herd, its newest arrival and the ranger looking after them.
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.
Discover how we’re connecting the communities near Wicken Fen with nature and heritage as part of the Footprints project, thanks to a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant.