WWT Welney

Welcome to Welney Wetland Centre

The friendly welcome our visitors receive is the perfect start to a day exploring wetlands, where incredible wildlife encounters take place everyday, set in the heart of the Fens.

Friday 20 April: Water levels on the Ouse Washes have been falling and we are working to open footpaths and hides.  We plan to have access to Nelson-Lyle and Lyle hides with wellies from tomorrow, Saturday 21 April.  We are then hoping to have access possible to Friends hide by Saturday 28 April.  The A1101 wash road is currently water free but the highways agency have to survey and clear any debris off the road before officially opening it, we expect this to happen soon.   We will continue to put updates here as water levels change.  There is still a good variety of birds across the whole site and the pond dipping station at the visitor centre is now open.

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A great day out

There are plenty of activities for families at Welney – such as pond dipping, explorer backpacks and crafts.

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Explore the reserve by night

Join a guide to find out which creatures use the reserve after dark.

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Great Ouse Wetland

See the spectacles the media volunteers have been capturing on the Great Ouse Wetland.

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Volunteers are at the heart of everything we do. Whatever time you have to offer, we have an opportunity to suit you.

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