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.

Walking at Wicken Fen

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Back to Basics campsite

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

What's on

Upcoming events

Mucky Pups- Muddy March

Wed 11 Mar 2020
Seasonal fun, craft and adventure for under 5s

The Wild Remedy

Thu 12 Mar 2020
An evening with author Emma Mitchell, exploring how the countryside and wildlife around us improves our wellbeing, and can have positive impact on all our mental health.

Watercolour Workshop - Fenland Landscape

Sat 14 Mar 2020
A day workshop to learn or improve your watercolour skills at the Fen

Springtime Crafts

Mon 06 Apr 2020
Get ready for Easter with our nature themed craft workshop

Pond Dipping

Wed 08 Apr 2020
Join us for a pond dipping session and discover the wonderful underwater world of Wicken Fen.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 10 Apr 2020
Follow the clues on our Easter trail and earn your chocolate prize!
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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 young visitors walking around Wicken Fen

Dedicate a donation to Wicken Fen 

Support Wicken Fen by dedicating a donation to someone special and add your precious memories to our interactive map. A unique way to remember a loved one or celebrate a special occasion, your donation will help us care for Wicken Fen for years to come.

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


Learning team member examining pond life with two children


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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