Wildlife safari walk at Wicken Fen

From a quick stroll to a longer ramble, there are plenty of scenic walks to enjoy at Wicken Fen. We've put together a series of downloadable walks to help you explore the nature reserve.

There's lots of walking to enjoy at Wicken Fen ranging from a short walk around the all-weather Boardwalk Trail to walks exploring reedbeds, open water and wet grassland habitats.

You can download the walks from the foot of this page or collect a Trail Guide from the Visitor Centre.

The Boardwalk Trail

A gentle introduction to historic Sedge Fen

1.2km - 40 minutes

A cirular path of recycled plastic boards providing safe and easy access all year around. Ideal for visitors using wheelchairs or pushchairs.

Monk's Lode & Wicken village walk

A peacefull walk along Monk's Lode and up to Wicken village.

3.4km - 1hour 5 minutes 

An easy walk passing areas of new wetland habitat. A good area to spot wildfowl, short-eared owls and Wicken's herds of konik ponies and highland cattle.


The Nature Trail

Explore a lost landscape

3.6km - Minimum 1.15 hours

Experience the undrained East Anglian Fen, a last bit of wilderness rich with wildlife.

Stop at the 3 wildlife hides with commanding views across the reserve.

In spring and summer take a little detour onto the Butterfly Trail.


The Adventurers' Trail

A bird watchers paradise

4.5km - Minimum 1.45 hours

Explore a different landscape, with reedbeds, open water and new areas of wet grasslands.

The Adventurers' Trail is ideal for bird watching all year round with four hides en-route. Don't forget to lookout for our herds of free roaming konik ponies and highland cattle on Baker's Fen.

The Octavia Hill Trail

Explore Burwell Fen one of the new areas of the reserve

9.6 km - Minimum 2.30 hours

Named after one of the founders of the National Trust , the Octavia Hill Trail explores Burwell Fen, a new area of wet grassland habitat.