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. The A1101 between Welney village and the Centre is closed, access is still possible from the A10 at Littleport and Downham Market.


WWT Welney launched a mission to film a year in the life of the Great Ouse Wetlands in 2015. Venturing beyond the regions impressive skyline, beneath the waters colourful depths and into a landscape rich with biodiversity. Catch up with the achievements from the team here.

The aim of the project was to document this spectacular region and all it’s natural wonders through a fascinating video series. Following the epic and dangerous journeys of the species that live here, and sharing their stories with audiences across the county. This project is part of the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership scheme and supported with a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Great Ouse Wetland Diary

Discover the magic of the Ouse, spectacular wildlife moments and hidden treasures

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We have a range of volunteering opportunities available, and we need your help

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Wildlife filming workshops

Get closer to the action and spend a day with our filmmakers

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