Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Wicken Fen - Bittern

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

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Things to see and do 

Summer Walks at Wicken Fen


Wild campsite

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Wicken Fen Nature Reserve


Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

What's on

Wicken Fen  - Bug hunter with magnify glass

Wicken Fen - 24 Hour Bioblitz 

Would you like to help Chris Packham in his quest to save our Nation's plant and animal species? If so, come to Wicken Fen anytime between 5pm on Saturday 21st July and 5pm on Sunday 22nd July 2018 and take part in our 24 hour Bioblitz. Find out more.

Upcoming events

Wicken Fen 24 hour Bioblitz

Sat 21 Jul 2018
How many species can we discover and record in 24 hours? Join us for birds, bats, moths, small mammals on Sat evening, and more birds, bugs, butterflies, dragonflies, beetles, worms, plants on Sun. Book for pond dipping online, call us for all else.

Pond Dipping and Minibeast Hunt

Sun 22 Jul 2018
Come and discover the minibeasts that live at Wicken Fen

Den Building

Wed 25 Jul 2018
Little dens, big dens, plus games and challenges

Mud Glorious Mud

Fri 27 Jul 2018
Your chance to get really dirty! Explore the finer qualities of mud, for throwing, painting, building and cooking (mud pies for the worms!).

Fenland Fairies and Pixies

Mon 30 Jul 2018
Come and meet the Fenland Fairies.

Nature Crafts

Wed 01 Aug 2018
Arts and Crafts inspired by nature and the season
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Our work

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Eating and shopping

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Join or give

Konik ponies at Wicken Fen galloping towards the camera

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


Wicken Fen - School Visit


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

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve


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