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. Find out more about our celebratory weekend . .

Walking at Wicken Fen

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Back to Basics campsite

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

What's on

Upcoming events

Christmas Lino Printing Workshop

Fri 22 Nov 2019
Learn how to lino print, creating beautiful printed Christmas cards and labels. All abilities welcome.

Christmas Decorations Workshop

Sat 23 Nov 2019
A half-day of making willow and rush decorations for your house, tree or table.

#ThanksToYou Free Entry to National Lottery Players

Sat 23 Nov 2019
This year Wicken Fen is participating in the National Lottery's #ThanksToYou campaign, offering free entry to this special place on selected dates in November.

Winter Wildlife Fen Safari

Sun 01 Dec 2019
A wander with one of our rangers to see what wildlife is out and about on the Fen

Father Christmas at the Fen

Sat 07 Dec 2019
Come and see Father Christmas as he visits the Fen.

Winter Survival Skills

Mon 17 Feb 2020
Learn how to survive in the wild!
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


Wicken Fen - School Visit


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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