Wicken is a small, rural village on the edge of the fens near Soham and 5 miles south of the cathedral city of Ely. 

Wicken is a charming village with a range of houses centred around three ancient greens and a pond. Among the houses are a significant number of listed buildings.

The parish of Wicken includes the hamlets of Upware and Padney.

Wicken has a rare example of a fully operational smock windmill dating from 1813 which still grinds flour and is open to the public to explore on the first Saturday of each month and on many other village occasions throughout the years.

Wicken is also home to the internationally renowned National Trust Wicken Fen which has a café and visitor centre.

Wicken welcomes visitors to share its many pleasant walks and quiet picnic spots. The village has a Village Hall which regularly hosts open events, regular Sunday teas are held in the church, chapel and Hall, and there is a traditional public house, The Maid's Head serving food on the village green, and the Five Miles From Anywhere, No Hurry Inn on the river at Upware.