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Wild Riverside Camping

7.9

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General

  • Remote and peaceful site with views over the River Deben estuary
  • On a working farm a 15-minute drive from Sutton Hoo and Woodbridge
  • Private river beach access; veg and fish boxes available to preorder

Hoping to hide out in a remote and peaceful place on your next hol? Go to ground at Wild Riverside Camping, a working farm in Suffolk with exceptional views out over an estuary.

Come here to bask on the beach, cycle through the countryside and watch the birds fly through the sky; the park is a mile from the nearest public road and has private access to the River Deben sandy banks, so it’s a top spot for getting off the grid.

Set in the Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it’s also stunning. Wherever you wander – whether down to the estuary for far-reaching views over the large expanse of water or to All Saints Church Ramsholt (10 minutes’ stroll from the farm), it’s worth making sure you’re carrying your camera.

Bring a picnic too: veg boxes and fish can be preordered from the farm (use the contact information provided in your booking details to get in touch in advance) and staples are stocked at the village shop in Alderton (10 minutes’ drive). If you’d rather stroll for a seafood supper at a riverside pub with views out over the water, there’s one a couple of miles from the park.

And as for local landmarks? A tiny bit further out is Sutton Hoo (15 minutes’ drive), famed for being the site of two early-medieval burial grounds.


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7.9

Overall rating based on 60 reviews

 

82% would recommend this site to a friend.

78% would stay here again.

  76% described as Wild camping ?

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Peaceful stay, back to nature27/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomVictoria G.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    My dog and I spent 3 nights here in our small tent. It is a very basic setup on a farmers field right next to the River Deben. It is very remote, no close shops and only accessed through long country roads, and onsite on unpaved roads- my tiny old micra didn't have problems though. On the second morning horses were put in the field next to us without warning, it took a while to my pup to settle but a yummy chew ensured no problems. As it is very basic, there is no plumbing. Portaloos and water tanks on palettes are the only facilities offered. This was fine for us, although I didn't trust the water so I only used it after boiling it. The walks accessed from the site were lovely- the river trail and the beach in the other direction. I wish I'd remembered to bring my binoculars! In all, it is what it said on the description, very basic wild riverside camping!

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Excellent for the wild camping feel.22/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch
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    The location was just as i hoped. Short walk to lovely views of estuary. Weather glorious. Very quiet and peaceful. Porta loos and water accessible.

    Disliked: 

    Having to bash tent pegs and kneel in clumps of thistles. Could something be done to improve pitch quality. Some nice hardy grasses.. wild grasses be encouraged to grow to be aesthetically pleasing to eye.

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Recommend it to anyone: families, young couples or campers like us.21/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRichard M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch
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    The location and camp site. Weather was good too. It really is ‘wild’ camping so don’t expect all the usual site extras.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing really. Could imagine it might get a little busy if it was fully booked.

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A simply gorgeous spot - basic, functional field camping but …21/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch
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    A simply gorgeous spot - basic, functional field camping but it is the location that won us over - five minutes from the river and ten minutes from a gorgeous beach on the river. Highly recommended.

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Quiet here and great location overlooking estuary. We liked the …21/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch
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    Quiet here and great location overlooking estuary. We liked the fairly hands-off approach and absence of motorhomes.

    Disliked: 

    Might think in future of having some compost toilets as well as chemical ones. Also we didn't understand the bin situation very well (any recyclable/ green waste?)

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Friendly staff, lots of room Nice place to spend the weekend20/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJames B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch
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    Lovely site perfect for relaxing weekend

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Would visit again. Worth the money for the location. H17/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAlma B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch
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    The setting was much better than the pictures portrayed, beautiful private beach and clean campsite with only a handful of people there when we went.
    Nice walks and pubs nearby. Read reviews of it being too busy on the campsite but was pleasantly surprised by how peaceful it was .

    Disliked: 

    Lack of running water. Water butts were fine for washing up water but tastes abit wacky. Would recommend bringing drinking water. Also porter loos arn't anyone's favourite but they were well maintained at least!

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So happy we stayed here, we loved it so much!13/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTabitha C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch
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    Fantastic! Such a beautiful site. The hosts are fantastic, the toilets are clean, each pitch is clearly numbered and the views are stunning

    Disliked: 

    NOTHING TO DISLIKE!

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Friendly, quiet.12/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMarc M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch
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    Location. Quiet even when busy. Simple facilities.

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Really pleasant place.07/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRebecca A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch
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    The host’s were extremely helpful and friendly.
    The views were spectacular!

    Disliked: 

    The toilets in the morning were very full.

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

More frequent emptying of bins

No cash accepted on site

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

No hot water

No potable water point

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 sites)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Lodge Farm House, Ramsholt, Suffolk, England, IP12 3AD
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.0339°N 1.3515°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Trimley St Martin (Suffolk): Coach Stop — 5.6 kilometres
Trimley St Mary (Suffolk): Coach Stop — 6.5 kilometres
Walton (Suffolk) Coach Stop — 6.8 kilometres
Train stations
Woodbridge Rail Station — 6.7 kilometres
Trimley Rail Station — 6.8 kilometres
Felixstowe Rail Station — 7.4 kilometres
Ferry ports
Felixstowe for Bawdsey Ferry Landing — 5.7 kilometres
Bawdsey Ferry Landing — 5.7 kilometres
Shotley Point Marina Ferry Landing — 9.9 kilometres
Airports
London Southend Airport — 68.4 kilometres

Directions


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

Stop by Sutton Hoo while at this park: the National Trust-protected site is incredibly interesting – it’s the home of two early medieval burial grounds dating back between the 6th to 7th centuries. Archaeologists have been excavating the area since the 1930s, and some of the better finds, like a funerary ship and an opulent Anglo-Saxon helmet are on display in London’s esteemed British Museum.

The nearby riverside town of Woodbridge, which has restaurants, shops and a museum to poke around, is also worth a wander. Sip coffee on the Quayside, then roam by the water’s edge towards the old Tide Mill.

Stroll around the seaside town of Aldeburgh too (40 minutes), a pretty place with a shingle beach and a variety of boutiques selling antiques and arts. Drop by Snape Maltings (half an hour from the site) while you’re in the area as well for a glimpse of the galleries and a renowned concert hall.

Must see

  • Sutton Hoo Anglo-Saxon Burial Mounds (6.6 kilometres)
  • Christchurch Mansion (13.3 kilometres)
  • Orford Castle (14.0 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Sutton Hoo (6.6 kilometres)
  • Orford Ness National Nature Reserve (14.1 kilometres)

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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  Anytime –  Anytime
Depart by:  Anytime

Wild Riverside Camping cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Wild Riverside Camping will debit the balance from your card 10 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 10 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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PayPal

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Wild Riverside Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Wild Riverside Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Wild Riverside Camping? Stop by Sutton Hoo while at this park: the National Trust-protected site is incredibly interesting – it’s the home of two early medieval burial grounds dating back between the 6th to 7th … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Wild Riverside Camping?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  Anytime –  Anytime
    Depart by:  Anytime
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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

Changes to your holiday
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Public areas are non-smoking.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Arrivals and departures
There is no reception at this site. Please check in at the farm office instead.

Occupancy
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Arrivals and departures
The site will send you further check-in information 7 day(s) before your arrival.

General
This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

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