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Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Lode Lane, Wicken, Ely, Cambridgeshire. CB7 5XP • (01353) 720274
Wicken Fen Nature Reserve, Cambridgeshire
Wicken Fen Nature Reserve, Cambridgeshire

Wicken Fen is the National Trust's oldest nature reserve, and England's most famous fen. As one of Europe's most important wetlands, it supports an abundance of wildlife. There are more than 8,500 species, including a spectacular array of plants, birds and dragonflies.

The raised boardwalk and lush grass droves allow easy access to a lost landscape of flowering meadows, sedge and reedbeds, where you can encounter rarities such as hen harriers, water voles and bitterns. Wicken Fen Vision, an ambitious landscape-scale conservation project, is opening up new areas of land to explore. The grazing herds of Highland cattle and Konik ponies are helping to create a diverse range of new habitats.

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Café Serving Meals.

No easily accessible wifi. Designated smoking areas only.

Opening Times:

Nature Reserve: Dawn to dusk daily; Visitor Centre: 10am-5pm daily (please check the website for any late changes).
Adult £9.40, Child £4.70, Senior £9.40, Family £23.40.


Advance booking is not required.


Located north east of Cambridge off the A1123.

Getting There:

Difficult access by public transport (nearest railway station is Ely).


Limited onsite parking available - payment required.

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve, Lode Lane, Wicken, Ely, Cambridgeshire. CB7 5XP • (01353) 720274
Attraction Operator: National Trust

Last Updated Thursday 28 April 2022

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