Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Important notice -

We've had to close a section of the Nature Trail around Sedge Fen to protect the fragile habitat from trampling during the wet winter months. Staff in the Visitor Centre can advise on alternative route options.

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

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Things to see and do

Explore on foot, bike or boat

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

What's on

Upcoming events

Father Christmas at the Fen

Sat 10 Dec 2016
Come and see Father Christmas as he visits the Fen.

Christmas Elves Workshop

Wed 14 Dec 2016
Come and meet Father Christmas in his workshop as he prepares for the big day.

Mucky Pups - Winter Wildlife

Wed 11 Jan 2017
Seasonal fun, crafts and adventure for under 5's.

Family Wildlife cycle Ride

Sun 15 Jan 2017
Join the rangers on a family bike ride around the fen.

Winter Wildlife Walk with a Ranger

Sat 21 Jan 2017
Join our rangers on a walk around the reserve discovering the seasonal highlights of the fen.

World Wetlands Day walk with a Ranger

Sat 04 Feb 2017
Guided walk with a Ranger, includes a hot drink.
Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Our work

Picture of recently completed bridge over Harrisons Drove

A bridge for nature 

Thanks to public donations and grants from the Michael Marks Charitable Trust & Viridor Credits Environmental Company, we've built a 'bridge for nature' enabling wildlife and our herds of Konik ponies & Highland cattle to roam freely over the nature reserve.

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Eating and shopping

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Get involved

Volunteer driving a tractor


We have a range of volunteering opportunities from rangers, bike hire and learning assistants, visitor reception assistants to Fen Cottage guides.

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

Join or give

Konik ponies at Wicken Fen galloping towards the camera

Sponsor our Konik ponies 

They're cute and and are creating new habitats for Wicken's amazing wildlife - now you can sponsor Wicken's Konik ponies from just £30