Hob Hey Hideaways

UK England North West England West Yorkshire

  • Staggered showering times
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Adults only
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Walking
A relaxing West Yorkshire getaway with bell tents on sprawling moorland
As its name suggests, Hob Hey Hideaways wants to provide you with a place to slink away from the trappings of busy modern life. With two bell tents pitched in an open meadow, this new West Yorkshire campsite has already been utilised by guests for various events outside the city, including hen parties, baby showers, and sweet 16s. And you can see why many have already viewed this as an alternative celebration spot; its secluded surroundings are far removed from a dull hotel room or a claustrophobic apartment. This is simple but thoughtful camping in the countryside.

Hob Hey features two bell tents, named SonElla’s Slumber and Deb’s Den, to hide away in, located in one of the sprawling fields in the small and sleepy dispersed village of Norland. An electric shower and portaloo located in the site's 'shower shed' and 'tin toilet' is shared between the tents, while the 'cubby kitchen' will allow you to rustle up a meal with its electric hob, microwave, utensils, kettle, toaster, fridge, and freezer. For those looking for a communal meal, there's an outdoor eating area for food cooked with either the supplied barbecue or the fire pit given to each tent.

Your picturesque and remote surroundings make it an ideal spot to plant your bags and go for a long country walk, though venture out a little further in your car and you'll be able to trek through the National Trust's Marsden Moor, with the lush landscape being 10 miles away from the site. This stunning area of natural beauty covers more than 5,000 acres, with roots in prehistory and vast moorland filled with an abundance of West Yorkshire's flora and fauna. A 15-minute drive and you can get to Shibden Hall, a Grade II listed historic house that was home to famed English diarist Anne Lister, and was the focus of the BBC drama series 'Gentleman Jack'.

For far more local delights, site owner Jo prides herself on being an accommodating and friendly host, offering bookable afternoon tea, a Farmhouse Breakfast to cook on the grill, Yorkshire s’mores, or a marshmallow melting pack to cook over your fire pit. These simple but special comforts have made Hob Hey Hideaway a popular destination for those holding celebrations thus far despite its infancy — the site was only brought to life this year — and Jo plans to hold many, many more in the near future.



Two bell tents are available to hire, with a double bed per unit along with fresh bedding and linen supplied by host Jo. An extra bed is available for another guest for an additional £25. There are tea and coffee-making facilities included with each tent, while a bottle of fizz on ice is also added as part of a welcome treat. Melamine crockery, knives, and forks are included in each unit.

A brand new 'shower shed' comes equipped with an electric shower and changing facility, while the new 'tin toilet' includes a sink and portaloo that is emptied and cleaned daily. The on-site 'cubby kitchen' features an electric hob, microwave, cooking utensils, kettle, toaster, fridge, and freezer. Guests will also be able to cook their food upon the provided gas barbecue or the fire pit that is supplied to each unit, with extra wood available to purchase on-site.

Suitable For

Glamping, dogs (must be on a lead with an additional charge of £5 per dog per night) - yes. Camping, motorhomes, campervans, and caravans - no.


Ladstone Rock is a 20-minute walk from the campsite, located atop Norland Moor and with views overlooking Halifax. Wellies are recommended here given the boggy ground, with the rock being used by hikers, walkers, and bird watchers who explore around its 4.3 kilometre loop. Shibden Hall (01422 352246), the home of the famous Anne Lister, is a 14th-century building that's five miles away from the site and roughly a 15-minute drive, which is in the beautiful Shibden park with its picturesque, restored gardens and estate. The Piece Hall (01422 525200) in Halifax is a 15-minute drive, with this 18th-century cloth hall now containing history exhibits, boutique shops, bars, and restaurants, with regular events such as live music, summer markets, and heritage tours.

Food & Drink

The Fleece Inn (01422 820687) is a five-minute drive from the site and offers locally-sourced, Yorkshire feed with hand-pulled beers and wines, proving to be a very popular local pub within the hills of the Ryburn valley and with scenic views of the village of Ripponden. 1885 The Venue (01422 310099) is a 10-minute drive from the site, with this uniquely designed pub combining a rustic and modern aesthetic along with a well-rounded breakfast menu, classic pub dishes, and cold drinks for a hot summer's day. The Moorcock Inn (01422 832103) is the closest pub to the site, with it being just over half-a-mile away and set overlooking the expansive moorland you'll become intimately familiar with during your time at Hob Hey. There's also a small shop here, too, with The Pantry featuring homemade ceramics and other items from local artists, ceramicists, and photographers

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The Owner Says

Hob Hey Hideaways has been beautifully designed, brand new this year. The site houses two gorgeous bell tent units ‘SonElla’s Slumber’ and ‘Deb’s Den’, making this a peaceful and ‘socially distanced’ safe site. Whether you arrive with friends or family you have missed, or choose a peaceful rest for yourselves, these tents have been carefully created with comfortable double beds and singles with mattress toppers and all with fresh quilts and soft bedding. You can add an extra person to your tent at a cost of £25 per night.
 I run the site myself and I am very approachable, friendly, accommodating and dedicated to making your stay as enjoyable as possible. It has been my dream to create this space and I am extremely proud of what is on offer for you.
Norland is a quiet peaceful village. In the heart of nature surrounded by sheep, horses and donkeys. You can enjoy, walking on the moors, cycling or fine dinning, available and within walking distance. Well behaved dogs are welcome!
The sunsets recently have been amazing, viewing from your tent doorway.
Venture further and you may wish to visit Shibden Hall, the home of Anne Lister (10 mins by car) Halifax Piece Hall, a quadrangle of boutique shops and bars (10 mins) there are many beautiful places to walk.
I am excited for the season and I very much look forward to welcoming you to enjoy my creation. Jo x

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Two bell tents with a double bed each, and room for an extra bed for an extra £25.

Deb’s Den

Bell tent Sleeps 5
A unit for 4 people (a 5th person can be added at an extra cost of £25 per night)

SonElla’s Slumber

Bell tent Sleeps 5
A unit for 4 people (a 5th person can be added at an extra cost of £25 per night)

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Contact Hob Hey Hideaways, Hob Lane, Norland, Halifax, HX6 3QP

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Getting There

From the M62 motorway take junction 22, then take the first exit onto A672 and follow this for about 5.4 miles into the village of Ripponden. You will come to a set of lights at a junction with cafes and bars surrounding you. Continue straight through the lights, then immediately turn right onto Elland Road (there is a pub on your left as you do this)

Follow this road for 1.4 miles, climbing steeply out of the valley. Continue straight as you reach the top of the hill and start to look out for a sharp hidden left, about 0.4mile from the Fleece Pub. Turn left onto Scammonden Road and follow this road for about 1.2 miles, passing holiday homes. Pass The Moorcock on your left as you near your turning. Hob lane is on your left after another 500 yards from The Moorcock. Follow the road for a couple of hundred yards and the site can be found on your right-hand side.

From Westvale and Halifax take the first set of lights heading on the B6113 Rochdale Road. As you reach the top of the hill climb, turn right onto Turbury Lane for Norland Village. Follow the road until it becomes Clough Lane. At a tight bend to your right on a bridge, keep following this road. At the church in the heart of the village, bear left, continuing on the same road. Keep going along Shaw Lane, where you will pass the golf course on your right. As you travel along you will see the tent. Turn right onto Hob Lane and continue past the first bend. The field is then on your right-hand side. Please drive in slowly and park on your right-hand side, and please refrain from driving in the middle of the field.

There is a local bus route that provides pick-ups from the road above the site. Sowerby Bridge Train station is the nearest. 


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