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UK England East Anglia Suffolk Sudbury Rushbanks Farm Campsite

  • Sleeps 10 (max 10 adults, 9 children)
Pitches are suitable for large family groups – kids camp free in the same tent! One tent per pitch.

The Owner Says

One tent per pitch.

Rushbanks Farm is a site with good facilities offering an original and family-friendly atmosphere, especially catering for boaters and canoeists. The river is wide and deep and there is a mile and a half of unobstructed water. There are several landing stages, and launching over the bank is easy.

Downstream there are two-step weir portages leading to the famed Anchor Pub at Nayland, and upstream two more portages can be navigated to reach the village of Bures St Mary. Day hire canoe hire is available on site so you can paddle to the pub in style.

A public footpath crosses the farm, with several walking trails to choose from.

- Firepits & Logs are available upon arrival

- Canoe Hire is available every Saturday (& bank holiday weekends on Sunday's). Also now daily hire during school holidays.

On site we provide:

- Toilet block for men and women- Portable toilets and hot showers- Play area and swing- Chemical disposal point for caravans- Fresh water tap- Outdoors sink for washing dishes- Recycling and General waste bins

We do not provide:

- Electrical hook-up

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About Rushbanks Farm Campsite

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, groups – yes. Dogs and pets – no.


Rent a canoe and paddle to The Anchor Inn at Nayland keeping an eye out for swans, geese and deer on the banks along the way. Or take a stroll along the local footpaths – Wissington's Norman church (01206 262453) is a short and pleasant walk away. It's just over 2 miles to Arger Fen Spouse’s Vale Nature Reserve (01473 890089), a fascinating mosaic of ancient woodland alongside fen meadow and regenerating forest. It's particularly good in spring when a carpet of bluebells covers the floor. For the exact painting area of John Constable's The Hay Wain, head to East Bergholt where Flatford Mill (01206 297110; 15 miles) is now a popular tourist attraction.

Food & Drink

The nearest pubs are The Anchor Inn (01206 262313), a traditional riverside inn in Nayland, around a mile and a half away, and The Hare & Hounds (01787 212396), a similar distance away in Leavenheath. Slightly further afield, The Crown (01206 262001) in Stoke-by-Nayland has a particularly good restaurant of the gastro-pub sort.

Family Friendly

It's been around for over half a century but the things that make Rushbanks such a special campsite have been here longer still. The river, the views, the cute thatched villages and the pub just down the road... no wonder camping here never gets old.


Rushbanks Farm Campsite is located at Bures Road, Wissington, Suffolk CO6 4NA

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Getting There

From Colchester: Take the A134 to Nayland. At Nayland turn left, sign posted "Bures." Follow the road for about 1.5 miles past a left hand lane sign posted "Wissington Church." There is a group of cottages on the left and shortly after a sign to the campsite. Turn left through a gate adhering to the 5mph speed limit and follow the farm track down to the waterside. From Bures: Take the B1508 to Bures. In the centre of the village turn right by the Church into Nayland Road. After 2 miles look for Rushbanks Farm on the left. Another 100m turn right through a gate adhering to the 5mph speed limit and follow the farm track down to the waterside.

The nearest train station is in Colchester (Colchester North; 0845 748 4950). Taxis to the campsite from there are approximately £15.