The Rees Jeffreys Road Fund has provided over 70 Roadside Rests across the UK since the 1950’s.

Rees Jeffreys Road Fund Roadside Rest Duncton Hill

The Fund’s Trust Deed has as one of the objects to “promote schemes for the provision of roadside parks and open spaces designed to enhance the beauty and attractiveness of the highways”.

As a result, from its early days the Fund supported schemes to create “Roadside Rests” in an era before Motorway Service Stations.  Over a period from 1950 to the early part of this century over 70 such schemes were completed.  Although the Trustees no longer see it as their role to encourage new schemes it does wish to maintain the tradition and history of these facilities.

The current list of sites is attached here RJRF Roadside Rests.

Can you help identify Rees Jeffreys Roadside Rests?

The Fund’s records of these schemes however are quite limited.  The Trustees are keen to update its records and to add, for example, GPS locations and photographs where possible.  For this we need the public’s help.

The Rees Jeffreys Road Fund Trustees are looking for help in mapping over 70 Roadside Rests created by the Fund since the early 1950s.

So if you are aware of a Rees Jeffreys Roadside Rest near you please contact the Secretary via email to with any information that might add to our records. That might include:

  • Confirming there is still a Roadside Rest at the location;
  • Confirming that the description of the location given is accurate;
  • Sending the GPS co-ordinates or postcode or What3Words for the correct location;
  • Describing its current condition;
  • Identifying if there is a Rees Jeffreys plaque visible;
  • Sending photographs of the Roadside Rest and the views from it.

Visit Rees Jeffreys Road Fund Roadside Rests

A285 South of Duncton, West Sussex
A217 Reigate Hill, Surrey
B2139 West of Hougton, West Sussex
B2042 Ide Hill, Kent, with Trustee Andy Graham
B3051 at White Hill between Overton and Kingsclere, Hampshire
Black Swan Oakham, A3 southbound turn off at Wisley.