About Us at Little Ropers Woodland Camping
Andrew, Ellie, Tom, Natasha and Dan welcome you to Little Ropers
Farm. We are a small, family run, 100 acre mixed farm in the Stour
Valley: a small oasis in the midst of much larger arable holdings.
The farm is currently being farmed by the 3rd generation of the
Mead family, having owned the farm since 1950.
We run a small beef herd of predominantly Aberdeen Angus cattle.
The cattle spend the spring and summer roaming the grassland in
the sunshine. When the weather starts to turn we bring them back
to the yards for winter to keep warm and dry. They are fed a grass
based diet year round, with the young-stock additionally fed Barley
grains for an increased protein intake; this is grown and crimped on
farm allowing us to be fully self-sufficient with our feed. We are
proud members of the British Red Tractor Farm Assurance
Scheme, ensuring our livestock are reared to one of the very best
welfare standards in the world. Calving season is usually January
to April so if you are camping at that time you may be lucky to see a
new born calf!
The campsite at Little Ropers started in 2015 after Ellie hosted
some of her friends in the woodland. Their enjoyment and positivity
for this small piece of Suffolk Countryside sparked the idea to share
the area with the public as an alternative campsite.
With limited facilities on site we promote ‘back to basics’ and ‘nearly
wild’ camping; a place to escape the stresses of modern life.
We have since grown the site to include a few pitches on the
meadow next to the woodland and added additional amenities such
as the campsite shop and the use of the showers back at the farm;
whilst retaining the intimate feel of the site.
We enjoy welcoming back returning campers year on year and
often multiple times a year!
Little Ropers Woodland Camping
Little Ropers Farm, Assington Rd, Bures,
Suffolk, CO8 5JX