Wicken Fen


Open vistas and vast skies – a window onto a lost landscape.

Wicken Fen, the first nature reserve owned by the National Trust is a unique remnant of ancient fenland with wildflower meadows, reedbeds, sedge fields & waterways. An internationally renowned wetland, it is home to a huge variety of birds, including rare species like hen harrier and bittern, plants and insects, as well as grazing herds of highland cattle and konik ponies.

Explore the reserve via the network of walking trails, hire a bike for an exciting ride through the wider reserve, spend a night or two at our wild campsite, or take a boat trip along the local waterways in spring and summer months. Explore Fen Cottage, with its low beams and period features to see how fen folk used to live & work.

Opening Times
Reserve, visitor centre, shop & café*: Open all year 10:00 – 17:00.

*Café closes at 16:30 until 11 February & from 29 October.

Fen Cottage, cycle hire & boat trips: Easter to October*

*See website for times.

Gift Aid Admission*
Adult: £8.10, child: £4.05, family: £20.25.

*Includes a voluntary 10% donation. Visitors can choose to pay standard admission, prices displayed at Wicken Fen and at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wickenfen.

Just off A1123 in Wicken, 17 miles north-east of Cambridge, via A10 towards Ely. On National Cycle Network route 11, 9 miles from Ely.  Cycle from Cambridge, (16 miles) NCN 51 and join the Lodes Way.

Wicken Fen, Lode Lane, Wicken, Cambs CB7 5XP

01353 720274


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