Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Wicken Fen

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve is situated 38 miles east from Spaldwick, and the journey time by car is about 50 minutes.

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve was the very first nature reserve to be owned by the National Trust. Wicken Fen is a remnant of the once-massive Cambridgeshire Fens. Wicken Fen Nature Reserve is visited by 40,000 visitors per year. It provides a range of events for children, families and individuals. Wicken Fen is one of Britain’s oldest nature reserves. In 1999, Wicken Fen celebrated its 100th anniversary. 

The Fen is categorised as a National Nature Reserve, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, a Special Area of Conservation (a European designation) and a RAMSAR site (international wetland designation).

7800 species have been recorded at Wicken Fen, including 1000 species of moth and butterfly, 1400 species of beetle, nearly 2000 species of fly, 25 species of dragonfly, 29 species of mammal and over 200 species of birds.

For more information about Wicken Fen, please view the Wicken Fen website by clicking on the link below:

View the National Trust Wicken Fen website


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The photo above was taken by Mark Heath and permission has been granted for its display by the National Trust.