Reviews

Hear what national newspapers, campers and popular books say about ‘God’s Little Acre’ at Rushbanks Farm

The Guardian

“…Rushbanks Farm campsite on the Stour, the river that separates Essex from Suffolk. We shared the site with a scout troop, and Geoff and Ann Davies, two retirees and the unlikely adventurers behind River Stour Boating, which runs canoe trips throughout the summer…”

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Practical Caravan

“…Landscape painter John Constable thought this pretty river valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so picturesque he painted it time and time again… Dedham Vale is a beautiful spot for a country stroll, or you can hire a little rowing boat and go for a paddle…”

The river was excellent, the kids were happy and safe
— Hayley H. (Family with older children)
Friendly and relaxed atmosphere, a beautiful setting, considerate fellow campers and helpful and friendly staff
— Jon B. (Family with young children)
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The Independent

“…At this site in Wissington, Suffolk, you can ‘enjoy simple riverside camping with direct access onto Constable’s picturesque River Stour’ says Tania. ‘Hire a canoe and head out on a dawn safari or take a leisurely paddle to one of the riverside pubs for lunch’...

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Camping by the Waterside

“…apart from being a waterhole for wild swimming and canoeing, its stunningly beautiful. People travel from all over the UK to navigate from Sudbury to the Cattawade barrier each September. The Stour passes through some of Essex’s most famous beauty spots…”

Beautiful location, clean facilities and friendly atmosphere
— Matthew E. (Family with young children)
It’s right by the river so great for swimming and canoeing. If you don’t get a river pitch it’s only a stones throw away
— Jackie C. (Young couple)

Green Traveller

“…Just a short distance along the River Stour from the pretty 15th-century village of Nayland is Rushbanks, the only official campsite in the Dedham Vale. It’s a peaceful, family-friendly site with simple facilities and is particularly good for boaters…”

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Clive Tully

“…Where the river opened out more, sometimes the plantlife in the water was so abundant it was like paddling across a meadow. The air was alive with translucent blue damselflies and larger dragonflies darting about from one plant to another…”

We both loved it, got to have a fire and second car was free!
— Deborah B. (Mature couple)
The kids loved jumping in the river, the hire of fire pits, plenty of space to play. Lovely walk through the fields to the pub
— Darrell E. (Family with older children)

We are always looking to improve your countryside experience and we’d love to hear any feedback you might have about the site. Please email rushbanksfarm@gmail.com with your comments.