Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Important notice -

The Sedge Fen (Boardwalk & Woodland Walk) at Wicken Fen is open. On weekdays you don't need to book your visit. At busier times, like weekends and school holidays, booking is recommended to guarantee entry and avoid disappointment.

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

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Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

What's on

Please book ahead before visiting

The routes on Sedge Fen are open. We've introduced advance booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends, school holidays and bank holidays. However, where space is available on weekdays, pre-booking isn't always necessary. Please read the information below regarding dogs and access before booking. Our car park is open between 8:30am and 5pm, £3 non-members, members free. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve (17 May - 23 May)

Tue 18 May 2021
Book your timed entry to visit Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve.

Plan Your Visit

Visitors walking through a garden in spring

Visiting this spring 

Our gardens, parks, cafés, shops and countryside locations are open to visit. Many houses in England and Wales have reopened, with houses in Northern Ireland expected to reopen from 24 May. Advance booking for visits helps us keep everyone safe and socially distanced. At quieter times such as weekdays, booking shouldn't be necessary, but to guarantee entry we recommend booking in advance, especially at weekends and bank holidays.

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Things to see and do


Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Eating and shopping

Woman holding takeaway hot drink

Wicken Fen Eating

Our cafe is open and serving hot and cold drinks, light lunches and cakes and bakes. Our outdoor seating is available, as well as a limited number of indoor tables, or takeaway. We prefer card payment if possible. We look forward to welcoming you back and thank you for your support, which helps us care for Wicken Fen.

Pile of folded blankets of various designs and colours

Shop on the Fen 

Our shop is located in the Visitor Centre, and is open again for your favourite National Trust ranges, souvenirs, gift cards and guide books. With every purchase you make, you're helping to support the vital conservation work that's needed to look after Wicken Fen.

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve


Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Our work

The grazing herd of konik ponies at Wicken Fen

Support the herd at Wicken Fen 

Have you herd about Wicken Fen's appeal? We need your help to support the herd of Konik ponies and Highland cattle that are helping rare wetland species thrive

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Join or give

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We need your support 

For 125 years, people like you have helped us protect some of the UK's best-loved places. Everyone needs nature, beauty and green spaces now more than ever. But our income has dropped sharply due to the coronavirus crisis, and our essential conservation work is at risk. Please give what you can to help us look after these places, so people and nature can thrive.

Visitors walking in the garden in spring at Belton House, Lincolnshire

Experience more with National Trust membership 

Now more than ever, we all need access to nature, fresh air and open spaces. Become a member today and you can explore our outdoor places and park at most of our car parks free of charge. What's more, your membership will go towards looking after nature, beauty and history for generations to come.