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

Explore

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. Find out more about our celebratory weekend . .

Walking at Wicken Fen

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Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Wildlife

Back to Basics campsite

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

What's on

Upcoming events

Mucky Pups- Autumn Adventure

Wed 09 Oct 2019
10:15-11:45
Games, crafts and outdoor activities for pre-school children, all on a seasonal theme. Perfect for little explorers! Leave your best clothes at home and be prepared to have fun getting a bit wet and muddy! Booking essential.

Walk for Wicken

Sun 13 Oct 2019
09:30-15:00
Join us for our first ever fundraising walk at Wicken Fen. Choose from a 7.5km or a 12.5km route and help us raise funds for our Eyes over the Fen project.

Autumn Adventure

Mon 21 Oct 2019
10:30-12:30
Come and celebrate autumn at Wicken!

Geocaching Challenge

Wed 23 Oct 2019
10:30-12:30
Are you up for a challenge? Come explore Wicken Fen with our Geocache Challenge. Beginners and experienced geocachers welcome!

Fenland Spooktacular

Fri 25 Oct 2019
10:30-12:30
Get ready for Halloween with some spooky fun!

Mucky Pups- Batty November

Wed 13 Nov 2019
10:15-11:45
Games. crafts and outdoor activities for pre-school children, all on a seasonal theme. Perfect for little explorers! Leave your best clothes at home and be prepared to have fun getting a bit wet and muddy! Booking essential.
Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

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 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

Wicken Fen - School Visit

Learning 

School children will love a day out in nature's outdoor classroom, start planning your visit now.

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

History

Social history