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- A small jewel set in an old apple orchard
- Gypsy bow tops cosy interiors each with private individual pitches
- A small, peaceful site with a relaxed atmosphere
Bouncers Farm has been home to the Bishop family for three generations. Originally it was a commercial orchard but now there are not many apple trees left but several farm animals consisting of sheep, geese, pigs, chickens and horses to name but a few.
The campsite is set amongst apple trees. With the coast and its many little-known beaches just four miles away, it's an unusual and nourishing escape from the city.
For those who feel like trying something different, how about a pony carriage drive through the country lanes? This can be arranged on site at a small extra cost. With the coast and its many little-known beaches just four miles away and central London an hour away by train, it's an unusual and easy escape.
Bouncers Farm Campsite operates as a low impact environmental site. There is no electricity on site. The shower has a log burning water heater and is very efficient on wood consumption. Cooking is done over open fires (weather permitting).
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Pretty site but did not get the caravan we had booked!!!
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Leave the car at home
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
- Coach stations
Witham (Essex): Newland Street Coach Stop — 2.1 miles
2.1 miles Braintree: Rail Station Coach Stop — 8.4 miles
8.4 miles Chelmsford Bus Station — 8.6 miles
- Train stations
Witham (Essex) Rail Station — 2.5 miles
2.5 miles Hatfield Peverel Rail Station — 2.9 miles
2.9 miles Kelvedon Rail Station — 5.1 miles
- Ferry ports
Wallasea Island Ferry Landing — 11.8 miles
11.8 miles Burnham on Crouch Ferry Landing — 12.3 miles
12.3 miles Point Clear Ferry Landing — 15.7 miles
London Southend Airport — 14.2 miles
14.2 miles London Stansted Airport — 18.9 miles
Those who wish to use sustainable transport can arrive in Witham by train and cycle along the Blackwater Rail Trail to Bouncers Farm at Wickham Bishops, 3.5 miles away. From Bouncers there are numerous cycle routes / footpaths to Maldon and surrounding villages. Wickham Bishops is well serviced by rail, with stations at Witham and Hatfield Peverel.
Wickham Bishops is well serviced by rail with stations at Witham and Hatfield Peverel with connections by bus. There is a good taxi rank just outside Witham Station, or as a change book a horse and carriage to meet you.
Bus service – a variety of local services serve the district, with regular direct bus links to Chelmsford, Colchester and Braintree. Stansted and Southend Airport have relatively easy public transport links to Maldon District.
There are two options from the M25:
- from the south (Dartford Tunnel), either take the exit for the A13 and A130, or the exit for the A12 (direction Chelmsford / Colchester)
- from the north, exit the M25 at the A12 for Chelmsford / Colchester
Then follow directions for Hatfield Peverel. At the T-junction, turn left and follow the road through the village. Turn right and follow the B1019 Maldon Road to Langford. At Langford Church turn left into Langford / Witham Road. Around one mile away on the right, turn into Wickham Hall Lane, a single-track lane. Bouncers Farm is about ¼ mile up the lane on the left. Please take care when driving along this lane: it is narrow with a few passing places.
From the north (Ipswich direction)
From the A12 (Kelvedon exit), follow the slip road to the T-junction and turn right. Follow the road over the hump-back bridge, past the turning on the left and keep the brick wall on the left-hand side. About ¼ mile go right signposted Little Braxted. Keep going straight, with The Green Man pub on your right. Then take the first right - Carters Lane (safest way). At the T-junction turn right and follow the road to Cross Road (Snows Corner). Go straight over to Church Road.
Directions from Snows Corner
At the T-junction turn right onto Church Road. With the church on your left, the road will curve to the left. Immediately after the bend, turn up Wickham Hall Lane on your left. The lane will fork opposite Benton Manor: take the right-hand fork: it is a single-track lane. Please take care when driving along this lane. It is very narrow with a few passing places. Bouncers Farm is the first house on the right.
The region offers plenty of choice in places to visit. Here are but a few examples of places to visit or do around the Maldon area:
- Maldon an old maritime trading town on the River Blackwater, home to the Thames Sailing Barge moored alongside the Hythe.
- The 15-mile long Chelmer navigation canal, linking Chelmsford and Maldon. Paper Mill lock offers boats for hire and has a tea house.
- Colchester Zoo, Mersea Island with the famous Company Shed serving seafood platters with Mersea Oysters fresh from oyster beds alongside Mersea Island.
- The Old Thames barges, whose home port is Maldon, offer boat trips out to sea to watch the seals, birdwatching or join one as crew to race.
- Wickham Bishops, on the Sustrans National One bike route, is crisscrossed by many footpaths. The old railway line is now a footpath linking Witham and Maldon and at one time there was a station in Wickham Bishops. There are also wonderful sea walls to explore, with majestic views and abundant sea life.
- RHS Garden Hyde Hall (8.1 miles)
- Colchester Zoo (9.8 miles)
- East Anglian Railway Museum (11.3 miles)
- Coggeshall Grange Barn (6.6 miles)
- Paycocke's (6.9 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.