Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve
Wicken Fen is an internationally important wetland nature reserve, and a unique fragment of the wilderness that once covered East Anglia. It is a haven for birds, insects, plants and mammals alike. The Sedge Fen is undrained fenland, but accessible either via the boardwalk or lush grass droves. The Adventurers' Fen has open water and a wealth of wildfowl and waders. In addition, the wooden working wind pump and traditional fen cottage provide an insight into the social history of the fens.
There are family events and trails on offer all year.
In the summer months, experience the Fen from our traditional boat.
Eating facilities: cafe seats 30 inside, plus outside tables.
Disabled access: 3/4 mile circular boardwalk on Sedge Fen, with access to two bird hides. All buildings ground floor, no steps. Hearing induction loops in visitor centre and cafe.
Gift shop in visitor centre with range of wildlife books and products, local crafts and gifts.
Use Wicken Fen as a starting point for exploration of the wider fens by bike. The 9-mile Lodes Way is now open, connecting Wicken to Bottisham, via Anglesey Abbey.
Gift Aid Admission (Standard Admission prices in brackets): £5.75 (£5.20), child £2.95 (£2.65), family £14.70 (£13.25). Groups (12+) (£4.75).
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ContactMs Isobel Sedgwick
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VenueWicken Fen National Nature Reserve
The National Trust, Lode Lane, Wicken, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 5XP
Map reference: TL 563705 Lat: 52.31052 Long: 0.29135
A14 junction with A142 towards Ely. Continue to Soham roundabout, then left onto A1123 through Wicken, then left into Lode Lane.
By Public transport:
From Ely station it is 9 miles to Wicken Fen. 25 minute bus journey plus 3 mile walk.
Parking : with charge