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Sessile Oak Wild Camping: Visitor image of the river

General

  • Dog-friendly wildlife haven with a river and ancient woodland
  • A 10-minute drive from Gortin Glen Forest Park and Glenpark Estate
  • Homemade ice cream available on site; wild swimming and salmon fishing

With 30 acres of ancient woodland and a river for salmon fishing and wild swimming, Sessile Oak Wild Camping certainly qualifies as a wildlife haven. Pitch up deep in the woods or on top of the hill – either way, you’ll have mighty fine views, plenty of peace and wildlife all around.

This wild camping site is all about leaving no trace and there’s a strict rule that you shouldn’t leave anything behind. After all, it should be second nature to want to preserve such a spectacular place: a river valley in Northern Ireland with woodlands that are believed to be one of the largest semi-natural deciduous woodlands (in other words, shaped by nature and man) in the Sperrin Mountains.

You might want to set up in the woodlands, where there aren’t any other humans, except for maybe a few guests following the lush forest trails and looking out for local wildlife (which will usually see you first, so they take some tracking down).

Pitches aren’t allocated for tents, but campervans can drive up the long, private concrete lane to a gorgeous remote spot with great views. Four-wheel drives can also park by the river (weather permitting).

Once you’re all settled in, make a beeline for the river. Salmon fishing is splendid here (just get prior permission from the site, please). Or perhaps the Sperrin Mountains (around 20 minutes’ drive away) will tempt you first – they’re a dream for hiking.

When you arrive back, the site sells homemade ice cream as a refreshment or there’s a shop and restaurants in Plumbridge, five minutes’ drive away.

Please note

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

Please note that the toilet facilities are unisex.

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

This site has no on-site shower facilities.

There is no reception on-site: on arrival please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.


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100% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

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Everything. Even though there is no EHU it really felt …12/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRoisin D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and sand tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    Everything. Even though there is no EHU it really felt like a truely authentic camping experience. The peace and quiet was amazing as were our friendly bovine neighbours. Nothing was too much trouble for our host Jonny. He got us a fire pit and logs and showed us where to park up. All that was left was to just chill and enjoy this remarkable place. Being part of a dairy farm, a lovely little shop selling their home made Dukes ice cream was a 10 minute stroll away, absolutely delicious. Highly recommend and will be back ASAP 😍

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Beautiful site and wonderful host07/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDawn W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and sand tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    Beautiful wild camping site. Great river for fishing. Johnny is a wonderful and friendly host. We are very inexperienced campers and he was very helpful and accommodating. Kids had a great time and made friends with the cows and the gorgeous collie dog. And Dukes ice cream really is the best we ever tasted. Kids are determined that we will be making the 4hr round trip just for the ice cream alone!

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Great introduction to 'wild' campervan camping25/08/2022

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  • Non-electric grass and sand tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    Secluded and exclusive location. Very friendly and helpful owners.

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    A long way to toilet and washing facilities

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Wery nice13/08/2022

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    Wery nice

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Amazing experience! Will definitely return02/08/2022

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  • Non-electric grass and sand tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    How welcoming Jonny was. Very reasonable and a beautiful location

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Very friendly and accommodating host! Beautiful spot!29/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomFiona J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and sand tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    Remote location but so much to do in surrounding area. Hassle free and very helpful!!

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Would definitely stay again23/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDevin S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and sand tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    Easy to find and Jonny was super helpful! Fantastic little spot, so quiet and only 10 mins from a supermarket

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Beautiful, peaceful campsite with lovely owners22/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMelessa C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and sand tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    Sessile oak is a beautiful location for camping. We stayed for 2 nights with our 2 dogs and had a great time. The pitch was set down by the river which was so remote and peaceful yet we were still close to everywhere for activities, exploring and amenities. Jonny is a great host and provided everything we needed to ensure we had a great stay- including the delicious Duke's ice cream! We will definitely be back for another stay. Thanks again Jonny!

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Jonny was a fabulous host. Proper nearly wild camping.16/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDuncan H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Jonny was a fabulous host. Proper nearly wild camping.

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Thank you for choosing to stay with us. Great guests and will always be welcome back.

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If you like solitude and quiet you will love it here. Beautiful.05/07/2022

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    Really peaceful, beautiful and quiet location. We loved the sound of the river and birds. The homemade ice cream was astonishing and delicious!

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Thanks for staying with us, Your children were very mannerly and well behaved. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.
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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

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Fishing

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Amenities on site

Bath available

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Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

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Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

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Shower available

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Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches

Themes

Forest

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

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Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • 40 Learden Road, Gortin, Omagh, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, BT79 8QD
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 54.7369°N 7.2640°W

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Local attractions

Here for the hikes? Then, make your way right over to Gortin Glen Lakes (five minutes’ drive) and Gortin Glen Forest Park (10 minutes). With mountain biking trails at the latter, those who like to shred up the trails will be in their element too.

As for places that are suited to pint-sized punters, Glenpark Estate (10 minutes) has a nice little set-up going on. The gorgeous grounds have rare-breed animals and a soft play area. Sprinkle a little history in with that at the Ulster American Folk Park (20 minutes), an open-air museum all about Irish emigration.

Moor Lough (20 minutes) is the place to go for wild swims in a glacial landscape – there are beaches dedicated to swimming around the lake, and trails galore. For the constellations? OM Dark Sky Park & Observatory (half an hour) has guided tours specialising in just that.

Perhaps you might look to Londonderry (40 minutes) for extra entertainment? The walled city has everything from museums and historical sites like the 17th-century Derry’s Wall gates and St. Columb’s Cathedral to paddleboarding activities on the river Foyle.

National Trust

  • Gray's Printing Press (10.0 miles)
  • Wellbrook Beetling Mill (18.0 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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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  11 a.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.

Sessile Oak Wild Camping cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

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.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Sessile Oak Wild Camping will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

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  • Does Sessile Oak Wild Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Sessile Oak Wild Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Sessile Oak Wild Camping? Here for the hikes? Then, make your way right over to Gortin Glen Lakes (five minutes’ drive) and Gortin Glen Forest Park (10 minutes). With mountain biking trails at the latter, those … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Sessile Oak Wild Camping?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  11 a.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Sessile Oak Wild Camping? From £30 (for 1 night, 6 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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