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.



On site you will find a brand new ‘shower shed’ a double electric shower/changing facility, and a brand new ‘tin toilet’ with sink and Portaloo  (emptied and cleaned daily). The ‘cubby kitchen’ is equipped with: an electric hob, a microwave, utensils, kettle, toaster, fridge and freezer. You will also have the use of a gas BBQ, an outdoor eating area, a fit pit with each unit and extra wood to purchase on site. At your tent you will also find tea and coffee making facilities and melamine crockery and knives and forks. (You don’t have to share). If that isn’t enough I have added fizz on ice for your arrival. You simply need your over night bag and a towel.
There are added extra’s available which will further enhance your stay. Book an afternoon tea @ £20 per person, Farmhouse Breakfast, for you to cook on the grill, @ £10 per person (this will definitely set you up for the day). Yorkshire S’mores (T’moors) Marshmellow melting pack @ £10 per pack.
I have hosted a full range of celebrations so far, on site, including sweet 16 birthday’s, school leavers, hen parties and baby showers.

Suitable For

Hob Hey has 2 tents available to rent. Well behaved dogs are welcome limited to 2 per unit. (Guests must check the site rules about dogs as they must be kept on leads at all times. Dogs are extra at a cost of £5 per dog per night.)


Nearby there is beautiful moorland walking, local pubs, The Hobbit and The Fleece, and a fine dinning eatery (walking distance) aiming for a Michelin star ‘The Moorcock’. A short drive and you will find reservoirs and stunning walks. Shibden Hall, home of Anne Lister, is a (10 min drive) this has a lovely park and lake as well as the grand Shibden Hall building. Halifax Piece Hall is a fabulous place to visit (10 min drive) with boutique shops, bars and eateries. Hebden Bridge and Hard Castle Craggs, Cragg Vale are all historic places to see and visit. The local canal is walkable, for those who have sturdy legs and stretches for miles from Brighouse to Hebden and beyond. There are local buses and cycle tracks and a golf course adjacent to the field. 

Food & Drink

I would recommend The Fleece pub, The 1885, The Moorcock (walkable) or you can order take aways from WestVale Fisheries, Cinnamon Lounge, Indian cuisine. There is a local post office in Barkisland (the next village) which provides essentials as well as butties and locally sourced pies and meats etc. Far Barsey Farm shop is a few mins drive away. Sowerby Bridge town is bustling with restaurants and bars. 

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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

Business address Hob Lane Norland HX6 3QP. (Directions below)

From the M62 motorway take junction 22, take the First exit onto A672, 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 around 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. (Ripponden Bank) (B6113)  (You will pass one of our local pubs, The Fleece) continue straight as you reach the top of the hill and start to look out for a sharp hidden left (it’s about 0.4mile from the Fleece Pub). Turn left on to Scammonden Road (the post office can be found turning right here and then left into the village of Barkisland). 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 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. (If you reach the Sportsman you have gone too far)

Follow the road, it will become 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 (you will pass the golf course on your right)

As you travel along you will see the tent.

Turn right onto Hob Lane, continue past the first bend.

The field is then on your right hand side.

You will see “Deb’s Den” tent and your venue for your special occasion.

Please drive in slowly and park on your right hand side.

Please do not drive on to the middle of the field but park on your right behind the gate.

Yes there is a local bus route which provides pick ups from the road above the site. Sowerby Bridge Train station is the nearest. 


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