In a hidden valley, amidst a 54 acre wildlife site you will discover the tiny camping cabins in the woods. Wild Oak Woods Eco-campsite offers a low carbon footprint holiday experience where you can experience nature up close and personal.
Wild Oak Woods Eco-campsite is a tiny off grid campsite which in 2021 will offer a choice of four camping cabins, two small self contained campervan spaces and one small tent pitch.
The Camping Cabins ( also known as Wamping huts) are insulated and have wood burning stoves, proper beds and sleep up to 4 people so even in sub zero temparatures they offer a cosy camping experience. Each hut has its own compost toilet and there are showers and a small kitchen in the facilities block.
This tiny campsite sits in a 54 acre wildlife reserve and revenue from the camping is used to manage the site for wildlife and people. Family activities such as Den Building and Nightwalks can be arranged for a small fee and for those interested in eco-living can join an eco-tour of the sites renewable systems.
Sandyhills offers a fantastic holiday destination with Sandyhills bay beach and shop 1/2 a mile from the site and a pub and restaurant 1/4 mile from the campsite. From Sandyhills you can join the coastal path to Portling, Rockcliffe and Kippford and there are many other beautiful short and longer walks close to the camping cabin site. Wild Oak Woods is 1/2 a mile from the South West 300 route and is a great base for exploring the walks, wildlife, bike rides and the stunning sceanery of Dumfries and Galloway.
The woodland is adjacent to Dalbeattie forest which boasts one of the 7 Stanes Mountain Bike Tracks with others are easily accessible just a short drive away. There are many interesting historic sites in the area such as New Abbey Corn Mill and Threave Castle and gardens and a number of golf courses close to the campsite. Dumfries and Galloway is renowned for it's fabulous produce, artists and maker, there are a number of local eateries that serve local produce and the art galleries and makers shop in Castle Douglas is worth a visit. Wild Oak Woods sits at the edge of the Stewarty National Scenic area and is close to the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere, a world class environment for nature and people, which you really have to experience to appreciate fully because every time you think you have found the most beautiful place in Dumfries and Galloway just round the corner you will discover another stunning view or fabulous wildlife site.
The Wild Oak Woods Eco-campsite development project was part-financed by The Scottish Government and the European Union LEADER 2014-2020