People walking at Woodwalton Fen

Robert Enderby

Two participants of the Rothschild Way Challenge 2017 hold up their certificates

Two participants of the Rothschild Way Challenge 2017 hold up their certificates

Rothschild bungalow at Woodwalton Fen

The Rothschild Way Challenge 2020

Location: Wicken Fen to Woodwalton Fen, Fen to Fen walk
Are you up for the challenge of this 39-mile sponsored walk?

Event details

Meeting point

Starts at National Trust's Wicken Fen - finishes at the Wildlife Trust's Rothschild's Bungalow in Woodwalton Fen


You'll aim to complete the 39-mile course in 17 hours
A static map of The Rothschild Way Challenge 2020

About the event

The Challenge will start at 5.30am at the National Trusts Wicken Fen.

The Rothschild Way is a guided trail connecting existing footpaths between Wicken Fen and Woodwalton Fen. It was created to celebrate the historic connection between the two oldest nature reserves in the country, founded by Sir Charles Rothschild. 

The Wildlife Trust BCN is looking for participants willing to take up the challenge to complete the 39 mile walk in under 17 hours, and we encourage participants to raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship. The money will support work to create and manage wildlife habitats in the Great Fen. The walk helps us to celebrate our natural heritage and the route travels through some of our most iconic Cambridgeshire landscape.

You will start the day early at at the National Trust's Wicken Fen. The walk will start at 6am and takes you along lovely riverside areas full of wildlife. You will finish at the beautiful Wildlife Trust Rothschild's Bungalow to collect your medal and certificate. Most importantly, you will be raising money for one of the most amazing conservation projects in the country today.

Snacks and water will be provided along the route.

If you can't manage the whole 39 miles then why not get a team together of two or four walkers and do a stage each? 

All participants will be sent our special Welcome Pack filled with route details, parking information, maps and fundraising ideas.



£30 registration fee

Additional booking information

Booking essential. Training for this long distance walk is advised.

Know before you go


No dogs permitted


People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Wheelchair access

Wheelchair users please contact organiser in advance

Parking information

Park at Wicken Fen car park (more info provided in your welcome pack once you have bought your ticket)



Contact us

Contact number: 01487 710420
Contact email:
A map of the 39-mile Rothschild Way Challenge walk with the route marked in purple

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