Wicken is a small village on the edge of the fens near Soham in East Cambridgeshire, 10 miles north east of Cambridge and 5 miles south of Ely. An ancient fen village, it is best known as the site of Wicken FenÂ an historic National Trust nature reseve.
Wicken Fen offers a mosaic of wetland habitats making sightings of raptors such as harriers, owls and kestrels commonplace. Konik ponies and Highland cattle can be seen grazing the reserve all year round . A raised boardwalk makes this rare and unique wildlife haven accessible and enjoyable all year round. Cycles can be hired, and there are boat trips along Wicken Lode.
Wicken has a rare example of a fully operational smock windmillÂ dating from 1813. It still grinds flour and is open to the public on the first Saturday of each month and other occasions
Neighbouring cities include Cambridge, Newmarket the home of horse racing, and be sure to visit Ely's magnificent Cathedral all within a 10 miles radius.