Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

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

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Things to see and do

Explore

Wicken Fen

Wicken Fen Vision 

Wicken Fen was the very first nature reserve owned by the National Trust and has been in our care since 1899. Find out how we plan to care for it for the next 100 years. Find out more about our celebratory weekend . .

Walking at Wicken Fen

Back to Basics campsite

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Wildlife

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

What's on

Upcoming events

Wicken Explorers: outdoor adventures for home educating families

Thu 25 Jul 2019
10:30-12:00
A morning session of practical seasonal outdoor exploration, aimed at home educated children and their families.

Telling the Story of Wicken Fen

Sat 27 Jul 2019
10:00-16:30
A full-day creative, non-fiction writing workshop with our writer in residence Guinevere Glasfurd.

Summer Safari

Mon 29 Jul 2019
10:30-12:30
Summer's here! Time to get close to our butterflies, dragonflies and other exciting creatures...

Den Building

Tue 30 Jul 2019
10:30-12:30
Wild adventures with little dens, and big dens

Fenland Fairies and Pixies

Thu 01 Aug 2019
10:30-12:30
Mysterious things are happening in the wild areas of Wicken Fen. Fairies and pixies are coming out of hiding to help little creatures survive.

Pond Dipping

Fri 02 Aug 2019
10:30-11:15
Join us for a pond dipping session and discover the wonderful underwater world of Wicken Fen.
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Our work

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Eating and shopping

Picture of author, Isabel Sedgwick, with copies of Wicken Fen guidebook with windpump in background.

Guide Book

Written by our very own, Isabel Sedgwick, who has worked at Wicken for twenty years, our souvenir guide is a pictorial guide to the history of Wicken Fen, its habitats and amazing wildlife. Copies (£4.50) are available from the Visitor Centre.

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Join or give

Two konik ponies at Wicken Fen

Support the herd 

Highland cattle and Konik ponies are helping to create new habitats for rare wetland plants and wildlife at Wicken Fen. We need your help to look after this grazing herd, that will in turn ensure these rare species thrive.

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Learning

Wicken Fen - School Visit

Learning 

School children will love a day out in nature's outdoor classroom, start planning your visit now.

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

History

Social history