Walking

frosty reeds next to a frozen path bordered by trees on either side with a blue sky behind

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 talk to our team in the Visitor Center for some routes that suit you.

The Boardwalk Trail

A gentle introduction to historic Sedge Fen

0.7 miles - 50 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.

2.1 miles - 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 Adventurers' Trail

A bird watchers paradise

2.8 miles - Minimum 1.30 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 Four Lodes Trail

Explore part of Wicken Fen following the four Lodes that border Adventurer's Fen

4 miles - Minimum 1.30 hours

This trail is a great walk for catching a glimpse of our grazing herds of Konik ponies and Highland cattle. There are also hides you can stop off in along the way and look for bittern, waterfowl and marsh harriers.