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 . .

Walking at Wicken Fen

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Back to Basics campsite

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

What's on

Upcoming events

Mud Glorious Mud

Wed 21 Aug 2019
Love mud? This is the event for you

Storytime: Wondrous Tales of a Giant Peach

Fri 23 Aug 2019
Aunt Spiker has moved into Fen Cottage and she has banned all bugs from the garden. Can you help save the bugs in our ‘peachy’ adventure?

Fenland Fairies and Pixies

Tue 27 Aug 2019
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

Wed 28 Aug 2019
Join us for a pond dipping session and discover the wonderful underwater world of Wicken Fen.

GeoCaching Challenge

Thu 29 Aug 2019
Are you up for a challenge? Come explore Wicken Fen with our Geocache Challenge. Beginners and experienced geocachers welcome!

Bugs and Slugs

Fri 30 Aug 2019
Explore the creepy crawlies of Wicken Fen
Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

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


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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