Nature's Year007

Outing to Welney Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

Event info

Welney, in Norfolk, takes in 1,000 acres of the northernmost part of the Ouse Washes – Britain’s largest area of seasonally flooded land and provides habitat for the winter gatherings of many thousands of wild ducks, geese and swans.

There is a heated large hide from where you can observe swans and other Waterfowl in comfort and several other hides around the reserve. In winter Short-eared and Barn Owls regularly hunt over the area along with Marsh Harriers. 

There is also a basement hide allowing photography at water level depending on the degree of flooding. 

Entrance costs:


Ticket With Gift Aid Without Gift Aid
Adult £8.90 £8.09
Concession (65+, disabled, full-time student and unemployed) £7.60 £6.90

Included activities

Swans feeds and Fly In. The swans are fed three times a day at 12 noon and 3.30 pm encouraging movement of the wildfowl for flight shots. 

Hare Walks. There is a self-guided Hare Walk onto Lady Fen that can be good for views of Hare, waders and deer. Barn Owl and Short-Eared Owl are seen hunting along the banks

If you wish to stay overnight, the Travelodge at Ely is very convenient.

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To book on this visit to Welney, email


Event Organiser

Ann Miles


Venue Information

Cafe, toilet, small museum, 6  Hides including heated observation room.


Welney Wetlands and Wildfowl Trust

Hundred Foot Bank



Nr Ely

PE14 9TN