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Little Ropers Woodland Camping

9.6

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General

  • Working farm with llamas and cattle, 15 minutes from Sudbury
  • Wild camping among spectacular scenery
  • Five minutes' walk from a nature reserve

If you go down to the woods today… you might just stumble upon Little Ropers Woodland Camping, a peaceful back-to-basics site on two acres of Suffolk woodland, 15 minutes’ drive from Sudbury.

If you’re after a whole heap of fancy facilities you’ll need to search elsewhere, for this is proper wild camping; a place where tiddlers can gleefully build dens in the woods or swing from the trees, and you can breathe deep lungfuls of fresh air while hanging out with the working farm’s cows and llamas or watching the local badgers scrabble in the undergrowth.

Traditional camping doesn’t involve gadgets and phones, of course, so there’s no electricity on site, but there are a few facilities to make life a little more comfy: a flush toilet, undercover washing-up area, an outside tap and lots of handy local maps and info. Cars must be left at the farmyard to help the site retain its quiet rural vibe; wheelbarrows are available to help cart your gubbins down to your pitch.

Barbecues and campfires are, of course, practically an essential part of the experience (although please note that in tinder-dry periods fires cannot be allowed for safety reasons). Bundles of firewood can be bought on site, and foodie supplies picked up at the farm shop five minutes’ drive away or the supermarkets in Sudbury.


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9.6

Overall rating based on 27 reviews

 

96% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

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Lovely and peaceful. Enjoyed the wind rushing the the trees29/12/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric mixed tent pitch (woodland)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Peaceful back to nature campsite

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Amazing, loved the little touches!08/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRoseanna S.Confirmed

  • Non-electric mixed tent pitch (woodland)
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    This was a really wonderful trip, despite the awful weather. We arrived to a lovely warm welcome, we were shown around to everything we may need, and then offered help to take all of our tents and equipment down to our spot. We had a great spot under trees with a couple of tree swings dotted around. The area was large enough for all our tents, and we bought the fire wood too. They then showed as the toilet area, mini shop, and all the other small touches. They had a whole folder of local walks, they had spare cutlery, bowls, and grills to use. They had a small shop to buy any quick extras without having to do the 6 minute walk to the main shop which was also beautiful. One thing to say about both toilets and the showers is that they were absolutely spotless which was amazing, and very comforting for those that don't want to go all out camping peeing behind a tree style. They had a ping pong table set up by the main shop too which was a fun little extra. Basically I have nothing to fault. The staff were great, spot was great, and the little extra touches really made the trip. Will absolutely return, maybe when it's less rainy.

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Really lovely little site, nice and quiet and a lovely family to help30/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJon H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Extremely friendly and helpful family with a lovely shop and honesty box. Great vibe.

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A really good place to escape to that the kids really enjoyed.28/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChristopher A.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    The website tells you everything you need to know; you do need to read it. It was a terrific escape & a massive departure from the "norm" for the youngsters. The storm during our stay added to the excitement! The wheelbarrows to take kit to the site were a terrific idea as it enabled the kids to feel a real part of the setting up of the camp & of course wore them out, guaranteeing a good nights' sleep! The transport back at the end of the stay was most welcome though. Great space for the kids to explore & room to play on the field as well. Good local walks to take on. Recommended to me & now recommended by me.

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Good clean facilities, beautiful people, first class woodland campsite24/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSuzanne P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric mixed tent pitch (woodland)
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    Everything! Beautiful woodland campsite 🏕 with all u could need for a fantastic woodland retreat, The Mead family who own Little Ropers are beautiful people & put themselves out to cater for your needs, wonderful break , so much so we went again the following week as there was one available spot left, every site has its own beauty, loved every second

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The working farm aspect21/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric mixed tent pitch (woodland)
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    The working farm aspect

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Good site with okay facilities16/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The fields

    Disliked: 

    Stray knife found on camping spot

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great little wild camping spot16/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomIAN E.Confirmed

  • Non-electric mixed tent pitch (woodland)
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    FRIENDLY AND VERY HELPFUL OWNERS, BEAUTIFUL SCENERY, VARIED TYPES OF PITCHES.

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Excellent site with picturesque pitches set in the woods13/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKye P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric mixed tent pitch (woodland)
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    Spacious pitches in woodland location

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Great little site nice and quiet12/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDavid O.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Great little site nice and quiet

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Peaceful

Remote location

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

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Canoeing/kayaking nearby

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Bath available

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Free wifi

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Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Type

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Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Location

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  • Little Ropers Farm, Assington Road, Bures St Mary, Sudbury, Suffolk, England, CO8 5JX
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.9886°N 0.7983°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Marks Tey: Rail Station Coach Stop — 7.5 miles
Colchester Bus Station — 8.2 miles
Colchester: University of Essex Bus Stop — 9.8 miles
Train stations
Bures Rail Station — 1.7 miles
Sudbury (Suffolk) Rail Station — 4.3 miles
Chappel & Wakes Colne Rail Station — 4.7 miles
Ferry ports
Brightlingsea Ferry Landing — 15.9 miles
Point Clear Ferry Landing — 16.0 miles
Harwich International Ferry Terminal — 19.7 miles
Airports
London Stansted Airport — 24.0 miles
London Southend Airport — 29.3 miles

Directions


From the A134 from Colchester to Sudbury, take a left-hand turn at Assington and drive through Assington village, heading out on the road towards Bures. After you have passed a thatched cottage on the left (opposite a turning on your right) keep on the same road for a short distance and you will find Little Ropers signpost on your left. The farm is down a track under an oak tree.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

After you’ve roamed the woods on site, keep your comfy shoes on and head out to explore a bit more widely – the site’s well placed for walks through the Stour Valley. A local fave is through the Tiger Hill Local Nature Reserve, five minutes’ stroll away, where a footpath follows the Assington Brook through the woods and water meadows.

Still got some walking left in your boots? Try Arger Fen Nature Reserve (10 minutes’ drive), or head to Bures (10 minutes) to see a huge hill carving of the dragon that terrified the villagers back in the Middle Ages. If your feet need a little respite, get your arms going instead on a canoe or kayak trip from Sudbury (15 minutes).

Stick around in Sudbury to stroll around artist Thomas Gainsborough’s house; for more historic bits and bobs, head to Hedingham Castle (25 minutes’ drive) or truffle out bargains at the Halstead Antiques Centre (25 minutes). Need a glass of wine after all this activity? Dedham Vale Vineyard is 20 minutes away for tours and tastings.

Must see

  • East Anglian Railway Museum (4.8 miles)
  • Colchester Castle Museum (8.1 miles)
  • firstsite (8.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Thorington Hall (5.6 miles)
  • Melford Hall (7.2 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

  • Does Little Ropers Woodland Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
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  • What attractions are near Little Ropers Woodland Camping? After you’ve roamed the woods on site, keep your comfy shoes on and head out to explore a bit more widely – the site’s well placed for walks through the Stour Valley. ... Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Little Ropers Woodland Camping?
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    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
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Terms and conditions

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Occupancy
Group bookings of 15 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Additional terms

We ask that you keep noise to a minimum after 9pm.

There are potential hazards on site: these include electric wire cattle fencing around fields, uneven ground, rabbit holes and open campfires.

Smoking is not permitted in the site toilet or washroom. We ask you to pick up and dispose of any cigarette ends.

Unfortunately the site is not able to accept dogs.

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