The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust Welney

In winter, enjoy the magic of hundreds of Whooper and Bewick's Swans accompanied by flocks of thousands of ducks. During the day, carpets of Wigeon graze this precious wetland, while flocks of  Pintail, Teal, Gadwall and Shoveler dabble in the pools and lagoons. Late afternoon is a special time as necks of swans flight-in to claim their night roosting sites.

Experience the excitement of feeding time as the swans and ducks clamour to get close to the warden and the wheelbarrow full of corn.

Summer brings an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity broken only by piping calls of waders, drumming Snipe and the incessant chatter of warblers. Lush meadows are bordered by a dazzling display of Purple Loosestrife, Great Willowherb and Marsh Woundwort. Stroll along the boardwalks through rustling reedbeds, and spend a while pond-dipping for water beasts.

WWT WELNEY is a wetland paradise of international importance with something to offer whatever the season.

TRY a day out with a difference exploring this unique landscape - a vast unspoilt area, home to thousands of wild birds.

OUR AIM is to bring you closer to nature using our modern hide system and nature trail.

VISITOR CENTRE houses displays, educational facilities and a well stocked gift shop.

THE WIGEON TEA-ROOM offers a variety of hot & cold food.

LIVE VIDEO link brings close-up views of the nature reserve to the Centre.

We run a packed programme of events and activities for you to enjoy throughout the year.

Wild birds by Floodlight
A magical evening with live commentary by one of our wardens, as he feeds thousands of wild birds! November 7th to the end of February. BOOKING ESSENTIAL.

Pick up an Events Calendar or tel: (01353) 860711.
The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Hundred Foot Bank, Welney, Wisbech, Cambs. PE14 9TN. U.K.