Visiting Wicken Fen: Plan your visit

Wicken Lode, Wicken Fen

To help keep visitors, staff, volunteers and local communities safe, we've made some changes, so your visit will be a bit different to what you're used to. Read this article to find out what to expect from your visit.


Staff making barista coffee in the Docky Hut Café


The Docky Hut Café is open daily between 10am and 4pm for takeaway drinks, snacks and ice creams. Payment by card only. There is limited indoor seating. You're welcome to bring a picnic. There are picnic tables in the car park and beside the boat house near the Visitor Centre. Cycle Hire is open for pre-booked hire on Saturdays and Sundays, see below for details.

Couple with wheelchair talking to member of staff


The pre-booked route on Sedge Fen includes the Boardwalk and Woodland Walk which are both accessible for wheelchairs, mobility scooters and children's buggies. There is also an accessible route that begins at the car park and follows the route beside the Monk's Lode waterway, and across Baker's and Adventurers' Fens. Mobility parking and adapted toilets are in the car park. Visitors are asked not to bring dogs with them if they have pre-booked Sedge Fen tickets, however, dogs on leads are welcome on routes in the wider reserve.

Safe distancing sign at Wicken Fen

Staying safe

We are operating one way systems for the café area and Sedge Fen to manage visitor flow and maintain social distancing. Look out for signs that explain any changes to the way you access different parts of the site. There are pinch points on the reserve where care must be take and only one person at a time can pass through such as the cattle grid gates. If you're showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please don't visit.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve (26 Oct - 1 Nov)

Tue 27 Oct 2020
Book your timed entry to visit Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve.