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


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 . .

Walks at Wicken Fen

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What's on

Upcoming events

Watercolour Workshop - Painting the Fen Flowers

Sat 22 Jun 2019
Come and paint the beautiful plants and flowers of the fen in watercolours.

Rush Weaving Workshop

Sat 29 Jun 2019
Practical and beautiful things to make and take home...

Mucky Pups: Summer Safari

Wed 10 Jul 2019
Seasonal fun, craft and adventure for under 5s.

Introduction to Lino Printing

Sat 20 Jul 2019
An introduction to lino printing for beginners or those looking to revive a previous skill.

Wicken Explorers: outdoor adventures for home educating families

Thu 25 Jul 2019
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
A full-day creative, non-fiction writing workshop with our writer in residence Guinevere Glasfurd.
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Our work

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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.

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Wicken Fen - School Visit


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

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