Due to heavy rainfall along the catchment of the River Great Ouse, the Ouse Washes are currently acting as a flood water storage area. Access is possible to the main hide and wing hides, all other footpaths and hides are closed due to flooding. Swan feeds and hare walk are still running as normal.


No lift access to the reserve: Mobility scooters and wheelchairs are unable to access the reserve at present, we are working to resolve this issue as soon as possible. Until the lift is working access is via a flight of 8 steps a landing and then 12 steps. We apologise for any inconvenience caused, access is still possible to the shop and cafe which have fantastic views out over Lady Fen and our bird feeders.


Explore the reserve at dusk with a warden to get closer to our nocturnal wildlife. Watch owls coming out to hunt in the early evening light, listen to and spot bats feeding on moths, and take a closer look at the variety of moth species with the aid of our scent and light stations.

Limited places; booking essential.

Please click on the links below for more details on the events & how to book:

Friday 31 May, 8.30-11pm

Saturday 1 June, 9-11.30pm

Saturday 6 July, 9-11.30pm

Friday 2 August, 8.30-11pm

Saturday 3 August, 8.30-11pm

Saturday 7 September, 7.30-10pm