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7. Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve

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Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve

Wicken Fen is one of Britain's oldest nature reserves and contains the last 0.1% of fenland left in Britain.
 
A remnant of the once massive Cambridgeshire Fens, it preserves a true sense of wetland wilderness. Standing in the middle of the reserve, nothing is visible other than wild habitats of fen, water and woodland.
 
Wicken Fen is home to wild ponies, otters and rare butterflies, has wildlife trails and hides, a fascinating visitor centre and a café serving delicious food prepared on the premises.

Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve Address:                   
Wicken Fen
Lode Lane
Wicken
Ely
Cambridgeshire
CB7 5XP
England, UK

Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve Opening Times:
Reserve
All year dawn till dusk, Monday to Sunday (7 days a week)
 
Centre/shop 
1st March – 31st March, 10.00am – 5.00pm, Tuesday to Sunday
1st April – 28th October, 10.00am – 5.00pm, Monday to Sunday
29th October – 10th February, 10.00am – 4.30pm, Tuesday to Sunday 
11th February – 17th February, 10.00am – 5.00pm, Monday to Sunday
18th February – 29th February, 10.00am – 5.00pm, Tuesday to Sunday  

Café 
1st March – 31st March, 10.00am – 5.00pm, Tuesday to Sunday  
1st April – 28th October, 10.00am – 5.00pm, Monday to Sunday
29th October – 10th February, 10.30am – 4.30pm, Wednesday to Sunday 
11th February – 17th February, 10.30am – 5.00pm, Monday to Sunday
18th February – 29th February, 10.30am – 4.30pm, Wednesday to Sunday 

Fen Cottage 
1st April – 28th October, 2.00pm – 5.00pm, Sunday
 
Reserve closed 25th December
Some paths are closed in very wet weather
Visitor Centre and café may occasionally be closed in winter
Fen Cottage (showing the way of life c.1900) open Bank Holiday Mondays - last admission 30 minutes before closing

Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve Admission:
Gift Aid
Adult £5.00
Child £2.50
Family £12.50
Groups (12+)  £4.00

Standard
Adult£4.50
Child £2.25
Family £11.25

+44 (0)1353 720274

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