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Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve

A window onto the lost landscape of the undrained Fens, Wicken Fen lets you get close to wildlife all year.


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.


Adult £5.00
Child £2.50
Family £12.50
One adult family £7.50
Cars £3.00

Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve
The National Trust
Lode Lane