Use postcode RH12 3HZ If traveling from Guildford on the A281 as you come through Bucks Green passing the Fox pub, then past the Haven turning on your right and the Rudgwick turning on your left, you go down a dip in the road (start to slow down) and at the top of the hill just before the national speed limit signs, look on your right, next to where the bridleway crosses A28, you will see the track to our farm gate.
If youíre coming in from the Horsham direction, you will approach via the A281 heading towards Guildford, go past Oaks Bros tractors a Volvo garage, second exit off of mini roundabout then continue for approx. 1 mile. Smithers Farm is on your left then a row of cottages, then you'll see some red tarmac strips on the road and 40 mph signs. Immediately past those signs on your left is the bridleway and next to that is the track to our farm gate set back from the road. As a marker for you, there's a white painted post opposite our gate. If you miss our turning, donít panic - there is a turning place at the Rudgewick Village junction a couple of hundred yards on.
we really look forward to welcoming you to Riverside Farm :)
When you visit us there is 8 acres of beautiful grass fields surrounded by the tranquil River Arun, the other boundary being the North Downs link. Nestling in the West Sussex and Surrey boarders, the farm has a large amount of oak and ash trees with abundant riverside wildlife, you can bring your caravan, motorhome or tents right down to the edge of the river, for an small extra fee you can fish the river.
In the river you will find large carp, the record for Last year 2016 was 24.5lb and at the start of the this year season, 2017 we have already had a mirror carp pulled out at 18lbs. There's not only carp but also perch, barbell roach in fact most freshwater fish. For a small fee of £10 per day or £15 if you want to stay all night (with of course a current fishing license) you can fish to your hearts content.
We are lucky to have kingfishers living on the banks which are so beautiful to see, if your quiet they have even been known to have rested on the ends of fisherman's rods.
The dragonflies are plentiful and at night with a torch you can watch the bats skim across the top of the water catching their fill of insects.
Things to do
The North Southdownís Link which is one of the boundaries of the farm is available for you to walk, bicycle ride or horse ride from the farm south, right down to Shoreham on Sea through the beautiful Sussex countryside. You can also discover an unusual double bridge over our section of river. Go the other way (North) from the farm gate and disappear into the surrey hills. So, should you have a horse bring your horsebox and we will arrange turnout for you on the farm and you can ride the miles of bridleways that surrounds us off the Downs Link, with no roads involved.
Dogs are welcome on a running lead/leash, please remember you are responsible for them at all times. Also take care of children playing on the fields and near the river, which can be deep and fast flowing. Also be beware that other animals live here too.
We are only 6 miles out of Horsham one way and 11 miles from Guildford in the other direction. At the end of August the Rudgwick Steam Rally takes place over 3 days. There is also Wings and Wheels at Dunsfold Airfield (the home of Top Gear) around the same time.
Brighton is only 1/2 hour away and the coast at Worthing is only around a 25 minute drive. Arundel is a similar distance with its famous castle and Wetland Centre and, depending on traffic, itís only around 45 mins to London.
The National Trust have a large number of visitor attractions in our area.
You can arrive in your own time and leave whenever youíre ready, where happy if you are. Donít worry about membership to the Freedom Camping Club, as we can join you whilst you are here and it will cost you nothing but a smile.
There are 2 pubs in Rudgwick, The Fox and the Kings Head, both with excellent food and drink being served every day. The Co-op shop is within walking distance off of the North Downs Link bridleway, no more than a mile away or even faster to get to by road. The Milk Churn cafe is just off the bridleway a little further on, at the local farmers establishment called Rudgwick Brickworks, perfect for a Sunday morning stroll.
Toilets Chemical toilet disposal point Pets welcome Bus service Local taxi's Local shops Near to sports facilities Local pub Fishing
Contact : Kevin and Sharon Ryan 01403822959 or 07733440624
Katherine Donne 23/09/2019 5/5 Iíve been coming here for a couple of years and I can honestly say that itís my favourite place to really relax and get back to nature. Thereís plenty of space, and no regimented pitches. Thereís a toilet (with a great Ďcarry on campingí theme and a lovely shower with plenty of hot water. EHU is available if you require it and there is a chemical disposal point.
The campsite is on the banks of a river and you can fish if thatís your thing, mine is to sit around a camp fire listening to the wildlife, Iíve seen countless buzzards, bats and even a barn owl. Thereís so much to see!!
Kev & Sharon go out of their way to ensure that you have everything you need and are always on hand to answer any questions.
You can get to the Downs Link from the farm and there are at least a couple of lovely pubs & shops within walking distance.
If you like peace, quiet and wildlife - youíll love it here.
Martin Bridle 12/07/2019 5/5 Iíve been to riverside farm many many times and Iíve got to say I truly love it there.
Itís the most beautiful location and close by to my home
Kev and Sharon are two of the nicest people that you could wish to meet and really canít do enough for you to make your stay the best possible experience.
Rudgwick is stunning part of sussex and there are local shops and great pubs very close.
With the new addition of a shower block there is nothing more that you need for first class camping in natural surroundings.
I Describe this campsite as perfect in every way.
Canít wait to come back.
Thanks Kevin and Sharon. Samantha Briant 16/01/2019 5/5 This is my favourite place to get away from the busy world. I donít live too far away and have had several very happy visits here now. Itís a very relaxed site where you can pitch up anywhere thatís free (no marked pitches) and have a lovely campfire. Facilities are currently basic with a flushing toilet and hand basin, fresh water and waste disposal, but the showers seem to be coming along nicely and will hopefully be in use soon. The owners are the nicest people you could hope to meet and I always look forward to catching up for a chat with them. Dog friendly too with lots of nice walks from the site. Lindsey Tidy 19/08/2018 4/5 We absolutely love it here, so beautiful and lots of space between pitches so we donít disturb each other. Weíve been coming here for the past 5 years (we only live down the road) and we love to get a few friends and family together and enjoy being outside in the fresh air. Being just off the downslink means easy and safe bike riding for the kids (and big kids) to the pub in Slinfold or the milk churn in Rudgwick. The owners are great and very welcoming and the whole place has a real feel of Ďcamping as it should beí. Would definitely recommend, itís a special little gem of a place! PAUL BRAITHWAITE 29/08/2016 5/5 If your looking for nature,Peace and quiet,friendliness,good walks and helpful owners then look no further. This site is great,You have the Southdowns link running down one side of the site and the river Adur along the other.The owners Sharon and Kevin Are very friendly and extremely helpful.This last bank holiday was our 10th visit and there will be many more to come!!