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General

  • Countryside setting at the foot of Benbradagh Mountain
  • Spectacular views
  • Dogs and children very welcome

Off to explore Ireland's utterly gorge north coast? Settle mountainly down at Hillfoot Caravan Site and Camping near Derry's Dungiven.

The site is run by very friendly Mervyn and team (not forgetting famous campsite collie Ben) and is in a superly scenic countryside setting at the foot of Benbradagh Mountain: 'views to die for', 'brilliant', 'smashing' and 'stunning' are just a few of the compliments already heaped on the site, setting and staff by happy Hillfoot guests.

Mervyn and co take great care of the land where the camping pitches are and ask all guests to do the same so the landscape is protected. Waste disposal points, a chemical disposal point, fresh water and bins are all conveniently located.

Small folk are very welcome at Hillfoot and there's loads of room for them to run safely around; the team just asks that children are supervised/kept within sight at all times as there's often machinery and cars around the farmhouse. Dogs are most welcome too, but again please take care and keep them on leads at all times as the site is surrounded by fields full of sheep and cows. Two dogs are allowed per tourer or motorhome.

The Hillfoot amenities include two handsomely converted loo and shower facilities and a meeting area for small groups and parties: contact Mervyn when you arrive if you want to use this and he'll be happy to sort you out.

Please note

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.


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9.5

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97% would recommend this site to a friend.

97% would stay here again.

 

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Mervyn the owner was over helpful. Lovely site very clean ... 29/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Mary S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Mervyn the owner was over helpful. Lovely site very clean facilities. Situation was beautiful and surrounding scenery amazing. Will definitely be back.

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This is a great campsite, very clean & tidy & ... 05/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom CHRISTOPHER H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch (six man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    This is a great campsite, very clean & tidy & well looked after by the owner Mervyn & to his credit Mervyn is a very nice friendly man who has great knowledge about the local area, aswel as the surrounding areas, he is very costumer focused, he's always at hand with plenty of helpful information, showing you around the whole site & telling you how everything works, even giving a hand to put up your tent, nothing ever seems too much trouble for him.
    The views from the campsite are amazing, from looking up across the mountains watching the cows & sheep grazing to down across the valley just watching the world go bye, definitely on a clear day (which we had 4 out of the 5 days) you could see for miles in every road & direction.
    The facilities were kept very clean & tidy, not to mention that there was afew added wee bonuses, two different communal areas which both had there own showers & toilet facilities, aswel as having a tv with free view box,radio,sofas,books,dinner table,chairs,hairdryer & one of the areas also has a fridge,freezer,washing machine and tumble dryer.
    There is also a play area for the kids for any day you just want these relax around the campsite & take it easy, which will keep them entertained for afew hour & they'll still be within sight of your tent to make sure there ok.
    Another added bonus was that you didn't have to check out first thing in the morning or even in the early afternoon, I was told just to take my time & enjoy my last day at the site.
    All in all........ this is definitely a great family friendly campsite, with good sized level pitches, good facilities, views to die for, with its hidden extra bonuses, definitely great value for your money & a very nice, friendly & very costumer focused owner.

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    Only dislike is........I only booked it for 4nights/5days..........next time will defo be longer.

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Fantastic site and lovely friendly owners. All the facilities you ... 05/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Simone M. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch (two man)
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    Fantastic site and lovely friendly owners. All the facilities you need at a great price in a beautiful scenic area, just right for exploring Northern Ireland and Donegal. Excellent for children. Highly recommended!

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Highly recommend as a family campsite 23/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Victoria C. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch (four man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful setting under Benbradagh Hill, very thought fully laid out pitches, homely kitchen and shower facilities. Mervyn is very friendly and helpful, and my son loved the playpark and the company of campsite dog Ben. It was very well placed for the various places we wanted to get to, and the landscaped was outstanding. We had a lovely stay there, and intend to go back and stay there again. A really good family campsite.

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Great little site with a really helpful owner 15/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Steven M. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch (ten man)
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    Second time in 5 weeks we've spent a weekend here and thoroughly enjoyed it once again. Pitch was a bit tight but that was our own fault due to having a 7.5x8.5 metre tent and more people staying. A 'normal' family tent would have been fine. Once again Mervyn was a gentleman and so helpful

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    Nothing

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Uncrowded, countryside site with great views, and a very friendly ... 14/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom John R. Confirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Uncrowded, countryside site with great views, and a very friendly welcoming owner.

    Disliked: 

    Toilet and shower facilities were very basic.

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Wonderfullly located site, good facilities, friendly helpful owner. 13/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Catherine A. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch (two man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The stunning location, the facilities & most of all the lovely site owner Mervyn who couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful. It is also excellent value for money. The number of fellow campers we spoke to who were regular returners is a testament to all of the above. Will definitely be back ourselves.

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    Nothing to dislike- it was all just great as far as we were concerned.

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches 11/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Colin M. Confirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Thanks again to Mervyn and family for another wonderful peaceful 5 night break at hillfoot so sad to have to leave today but we will be back again soon best wishes from me and lisa

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    nothing

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Excellent site, perfect location, very friendly 07/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sarah H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Amazing view, really friendly owner with spotlessly clean facilities. Huge pitches, all immaculately kept. Lovely play park for the children and fantastic location for touring Northern Ireland. Would highly recommend

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    Nothing!

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Great place to camp 05/08/2017

Reviewer's country: Ireland Robert C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch (four man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Everything about hillfoot is great especially Mervin the owner a real Gentleman.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches

Location

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  • 119 Legavallon Road, Dungiven Dungiven, Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland, BT47 4QN
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 54.9430°N 6.8966°W

Directions


When approaching Dungiven from the east turn left onto the B64 following the signposts to Garvagh, follow the road for approximately 1.5 miles. You will come to a crossroads then turn right at the next building on your right and we are signposted from there.

When approaching Dungiven from the west, drive through Dungiven, then at the top of the town turn left onto the B64 following the signposts to Garvagh. Follow the road for approximately 1.5 miles. You will come to a crossroads then turn right at the next building on your right and we are signposted from there.

When approaching from the north, whilst driving in a southerly direction on the B64, look for a large farm on your right-hand side and we are on the left.

Belfast has two airports, Belfast International and George Best Belfast City Airport, both are approximately one hour's drive from the campsite. The City of Derry Airport is to the north-west of the site, about a 20-minute drive away.

Local attractions

Explore town, country and coast from Hillfoot Caravan Site and Camping – you won't be too far from Northern Ireland's two main cities Derry and Belfast either.

Going coastwards – the Antrim coast is what most people visiting these parts come to see – the Causeway Coastal Route running from Belfast to Derry is within a short drive of the site and passes through the Causeway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty as well as many old villages and coastal towns such as Ballycastle. The holiday resort of Benone is less than half an hour's drive to the coast in the north and has miles of golden sands, part of which are dog-friendly.

Stop off at Ballycastle, home to the famous Ould Lammas Fair dating back to the seventeenth century and probably the biggest of its kind in Ireland. Go here if you're around in August to buy bags of dulse and yellowman, or take the ferry from the town at any time of year to the RSPB reserve of Rathlin Island six miles offshore.

Towns and cities are well within an hour's drive, such as Ballykelly on the road towards Derry and with the walking trails of nearby Walworth Wood; 'gateway to the glens' Ballymena and its museums and market 30 miles to the east; Antrim and its two castles; and Coleraine, within about half an hour of the site and recommended by the Hillfoot team for shopping and most of the major brand stores.

You'll also have to have a day (and night) in Derry 30 minutes away, city of old walls, the Nerve Centre arts building and many pubs and clubs, and in Belfast, N Ireland's capital and filled with plenty to see and do. Take one of the open-top bus tours for the best guided look at the city: the route runs from the city centre out to the government buildings of Stormont, along the Falls and Shankill roads and back into town via the university area.

Also recommended are Benbradagh (four miles to the south east) and Binevenagh (17 miles north), the two highest mountains in Northern Ireland; and Jessie's Cabin, at the base of Benbradagh and with stunning views: the countryside surrounding here is classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

And if you want to travel a little further, take the Foyle ferry about 20 minutes from Hillfoot which will take you over Lough Foyle and into Co Donegal in the Irish Republic.

Must see

  • Giant's Causeway, Antrim, Northern Ireland (25.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House (15.7 miles)
  • Portstewart Strand (17.2 miles)

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.

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Hillfoot Caravan Site and Camping cancellation policy

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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.

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The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.
The site only allows dogs up to 15kg.

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