About Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve
Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire is one of the most important wetland habitats in the world. It is one of Britain’s oldest nature reserves, owned by the National Trust since 1899. The reserve is divided into zones by Wicken Lode, an artificial waterway. The landscape comprises marsh, reedbeds, fen and pasture. Over 8,400 species of birds, animals and plants are supported by the reserve.
Miles of trails and boardwalks allow visitors to discover all the Fen has to offer, although it’s important to note that some paths may be inaccessible in wet weather. Wicken Fen has played a significant role in natural science for many decades. Discoveries and pioneering works have been made on the Fen, including the Godwin Plots, one of the world’s longest running science experiments. Wicken Fen Reserve is an area of extraordinary natural beauty and an idyllic wilderness retreat.