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- 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.
Open from 01/03/2023 to 10/10/2023
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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Non-electric grass and sand tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
Max. persons: 6 x
One Campervan or Trailer tent or Tent allowed per pitch
Pitch size : unlimited
Ground type: Grass and sand
Guests can choose between grass, forest floor or hardstanding pitches.
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Everything. Even though there is no EHU it really felt …
Beautiful site and wonderful host
Very friendly and accommodating host! Beautiful spot!
Beautiful, peaceful campsite with lovely owners
Jonny was a fabulous host. Proper nearly wild camping.
From the manager...
Thank you for choosing to stay with us. Great guests and will always be welcome back.
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Jumbo tent pitches
Lake and/or mountain
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
Dog walk nearby
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
Cycle hire nearby
Mountain biking nearby
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.
- Gray's Printing Press (10.0 miles)
- Wellbrook Beetling Mill (18.0 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
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.
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.
Payment methods accepted on the parkBank transfer
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- 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.
- 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