Little North Field Glamping

UK England North East England North Yorkshire Harrogate

  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Short walk to pub
  • Good walks nearby
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking
Luxury safari tent glamping within striking distance of North Yorkshire's most historic attractions

The Wray family seemed destined to set up a glamping site. Catherine and Tim worked in the catering and events industry for years, so they know a thing or two about high-end hospitality, but they also used to take breaks from it all by going camping in Yorkshire with the kids. Now they鈥檝e combined the two and left the rush of their former careers to set up a small, boutique safari tent site six miles north of Harrogate. And, in the summer of 2020 it finally opened, under the historic name they found hand-written in the deeds, 鈥楲ittle North Field鈥.

There are just three luxury safari tents at Little North Field, they are all set in just over an acre of space. Inside they鈥檙e uniquely furnished, with hedgehog-themed hot water bottles in The Hedgehog Hideaway, for example, and a foxy doormat and fox-themed pillows in The Fox鈥檚 Den. Fundamentally, however, you can expect similar things in each: Two separate bedrooms (one king-sized, one with a double bed with a single bunk over), an en-suite bathroom, a well-equipped little kitchen and a dining and chill-out area with a log-burning stove. There鈥檚 oodles of space for families and the sheltered veranda at the front of the tent is an ideal place to kick back when the sun鈥檚 out and the barbecue is going.

The glamping site鈥檚 location is very much undiscovered. You鈥檝e probably never heard of the village of Bishop Thornton before and with popular national parks dotting this part of England 鈥 its 25 minutes to the Yorkshire Dales and 30 minutes to the North York Moors 鈥 you can be forgiven. But this quiet space in between is ideal for lesser-known walking routes and real local country pubs 鈥 particularly in the height of tourist season 鈥 while many of North Yorkshire鈥檚 most historic attractions are still within striking distance. It鈥檚 just two mils to Ripley Castle, for example, and three miles to Fountains Abbey, the riverside ruins of a medieval abbey surrounded by spectacular landscaped gardens. If the weather鈥檚 rainy you can explore the nooks and crannies of nearby Harrogate and when the sun鈥檚 out you can hike the hills around sparkling Gouthwaite Reservoir. You should, of course, make it back in time for a campfire. The quiet calm of Little North Field in the evening is a match for any night out elsewhere. And, indeed, that relaxing feel is the very reason the Wray鈥檚 wanted to open a glamping site in the first place.

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Each tent features two separate bedrooms, including a king size bed in one and a double bed with single bunk above in the other. There's an en-suite washroom, with a shower, flushing loo and sink. In the main, open plan part of the tent, there's a well-equipped kitchen area with a fridge, microwave, hob, sink and work surfaces, plus a toasty wood-burning stove that heats the entire space. There's a sofa, plus a dining table and chairs, and outdoor seating on the veranda. There's also a firepit and BBQ for al fresco cooking.

Suitable For

Glampers and well-behaved dogs 鈥 yes. Tents, campervans and caravans 鈥 no.


Near the picturesque village of , Little North Field finds itself in the middle of a golden triangle of heritage sites, which are all well within a half-hour drive. To the north this includes the magnificent ruins of (01765 608888), plus the National Trust-owned (01423 780688), 400 acres of moorland featuring unique rock formations that look like carefully placed sculptures (there's also a kiosk and shop). To the south, meanwhile, is riverside Ripley and privately owned (01423 770152; open for events and tours of the house and grounds in summer). Beyond that lies the town of Harrogate and, a little east, Knareseborough, as well as (01423 565418). For good walks, head into the for hikes around Patley Bridge and Gouthwaite Reservoir or sections of , or walk some of the 50-mile Ripon Rowel Challenge route.

Food & Drink

It takes all of about two minutes to walk to (01423 771544) at Bishop Thornton. This hotel and restaurant is mainly laid out for dining, with a good carvery on Sundays, but there is a bar at the front for casual drinkers with a single handpull serving Ossett Yorkshire Blonde. There is a pool table near the bar area. For a pint elsewhere, try the recently refurbished and simply named (01423 779060), located between Harrogate and Ripon, or try the family-friendly (01423 868400), a welcoming country pub in the beautiful village of Scotton, owned and run by two local families. The terrace at (01765 620227) is also a top option when the weather is good, while those visiting Ripley Castle should have a pint in (01423 771888), which is part of the estate. For a lighter bite, (07387 317638) is the place to go for great coffee, (01765 600548) is a quirky caf茅 just off the Market Square in Ripon (with a particularly staggering array of loose tea), while in Harrogate, historic (01423 814070) steals all the headlines but (01423 202363) is a top caf茅 alternative that offers you the best Yorkshire sourced ingredients prepared with Scandinavian and Nordic flare.

Opening Times

March - December

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The Owner Says

Enjoy the best of the beautiful Yorkshire countryside from the comfort of our luxurious canvas safari tents. Set within the paddock of our family home a small bespoke site an ideal place to reconnect with family friends and nature.

Please note that some building works on a barn conversion beside Little North Field so there will be noise during weekdays.

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Three luxury safari tents set in one acre with a wildlife pond and summer house.

Hedgehog Hideaway

Safari tent Sleeps 5
Charming, unique canvas lodges perfectly equipped to fulfil your ultimate relaxing escape in the beautiful backdrop of rural Bishop Thornton.

Owls Hollow

Safari tent Sleeps 5
Charming, unique canvas lodges perfectly equipped to fulfil your ultimate relaxing escape in the beautiful backdrop of rural Bishop Thornton.

The Foxes Den

Safari tent Sleeps 5
Charming, unique canvas lodges perfectly equipped to fulfil your ultimate relaxing escape in the beautiful backdrop of rural Bishop Thornton.

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Contact Little North Field Glamping, Fountains Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 3JN

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Getting There

From Harrogate: Follow the A61 towards Ripon for three and a half miles, passing through Killinghall. At the roundabout take the second exit, continuing on the A61. At the second roundabout, take the second exit, signposted 'Patley Bridge/Bishop Thornton B6165'. After four miles, turn right onto Fountains Road, signposted 'Bishop Thornton/Fountains Abbey'. Continue to follow road for one-and-three-quarter miles. Go straight over at the crossroads and Little North Field is located on right, after the Chequers Inn.

From the A1M: Leave at J47 for Harrogate/ Knaresborough (exit signposted A59 Harrogate/Knaresborough). At the next roundabout, go straight ahead. After two miles, at the second roundabout, take the third exit signposted 'A59'. Continue along this road for around two miles, passing through Knaresborough High Street. Approaching the first mini roundabout, take the first exit left and immediately take the right hand lane and take the second exit at the second mini roundabout signposted 'Ripley/ Ripon A61'. Follow the road for four miles. At the roundabout, take the third exit signposted 'Ripon A61'. After 300 metres, at next roundabout, take the second exit, signposted 'Pately Bridge/Bishop Thornton B6165'. After half a mile, take a right-hand turn on to Fountains Road, signposted 'Bishop Thornton'. After two miles, continue straight on through the crossroads, passing the Chequers pub on the left-hand side. Immediately indicate right and Little North Field is situated 100 metres on the right through the wooden gated entrance.

From Skipton: Head East towards the A6131. Exit the roundabout onto the A6131. Turn right onto A59 / A65. At the roundabout, take the second exit and remain on the A59. At the roundabout take the second exit and stay on the A59. At the next roundabout take the first exit onto Otley Rd/B6161. Turn left onto Ripon Rd/A61. At the roundabout take the second exit and stay on Ripon/A61. At the roundabout, continue straight onto the B6165. Turn right onto Fountains Abbey Road. Passing the Chequers Pub on the left hand side, immediately indicate right Little North Field is situated 100 metres on the right through the wooden gated entrance.


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4 of us booked in for a 30th birthday with little north field and the experience was unforgettable. The greeting from Catherine and Nathan to the gorgeous touches that had been left for my friend鈥檚 birthday was truly wonderful. Inside the tent鈥檚 are so luxurious and boujee, the pictures online don鈥檛 do it enough justice! My friends and I had the most amazing weekend and unlike many other glamping sites, I didn鈥檛 have to re mortgage my house to afford to stay!!!A special mention to Tim for being so lovely when we were all laughing so loud and also for bringing us more fire wood in the pouring rain...absolute legend!

Simply fabulous

The pod I stayed couldn't have been any better.Everything was extremely clean but also thoughtfully organised.On our first night we were outside under the stars with a cosy campfire and on our second night we were toasting our toes indoors with the lovely log burner.We had a 2 night break and it felt like I had much longer as it was so peaceful and relaxing. The hedgehogs in our pod were really cute,and I have to say I notice everything with a hedgehog on since our visit. The nearby pub was amazing we had a fantastic steak dinner.Ripley was close by so we had ice creams, gins and walks but not in that order! I would definitely recommend Little North Field Glamping without any hesitation.
Sep 27, 2020 by Bernadette Chernenko

Fantastic experience, wonderful tent.

BBQ's, camp fires, loads of space and the most amazing safari tents. Don't normally leave reviews but this place deserves to be successful from our experience there. The way the tents have been decorated with all the little touches make it all the more special. Would love to go back soon.
Sep 25, 2020 by Declan Crowley

Stunning safari tent adventure in a beautiful area

Just 3 safari tents in a lovely site close to fabulous attractions such as Brimham Rocks, Fountains Abbey, Harrogate and Ripley Castle. The tents have been thoughtfully designed and bring comfort and luxury balanced with the wonderful feeling of sleeping under canvas. We especially liked the welcome hamper, complete with marshmallows for toasting, plus the indoor and outdoor real fires. An absolute treat!
Sep 22, 2020 by Seggiepop Verified Review

Making Memories

We had a fantastic holiday. Cath and Tim have created a truely special little place. Our boys had an amazing time making lasting memorie getting back to nature... no tv and limited internet meant the kids loved just playing outside. They had an absolute ball. The Safari tents are very luxurious, well equipped and have a lot of lovely little individual touches. I can't recommend Little North Field enough. It is perfect for a family getaway or a romantic couples retreat. We will most definitely be back.
Sep 22, 2020 by Nikki Ingram


Tents are luxury complemented by wonderful hosts and thoughtful touches. The location is perfect for cycling and a visit to Harrogate. Hope to visit again and explore more - a complete tonic. Thank you 馃槉
Sep 14, 2020 by Ann Campbell Verified Review

Absolute luxury Glamping

I鈥檝e been Glamping before, but nothing that compares to this. I had to actually remind myself I was in a tent. The place was spotless, the facilities 10/10. The owners have thought of everything, fresh bedding, soft towels, to little touches like hot chocolate and marshmallows for the children. It was such a pleasure to watch the children running around in the fresh air, playing badminton which was kindly provided. We loved sitting round the campfire roasting our marshmallows. The facilities as I鈥檝e said are exceptional, the rain shower was hot, the bedrooms felt like a posh hotel with the beautiful bedding, twinkling fairy lights and lovely personal touches like hot water bottles and books to read. The first night we stayed the heavens opened during the night and it was so relaxing listening to it hitting the tent whilst being all warm and snug. We visited Ripley to eat for breakfast both days as it was so tasty, the local village shop do breakfast buns with local fresh produce and we could have ate it twice! Beautiful. On our first night we visited The Boars head in Ripley for tea and the service was amazing, they even provided our children a pack of playing cards to take back to the tent. Food was tasty and plentiful. We also visited the Masons arms in a nearby village and the food and service was equally as beautiful, my children preferred the choice at this pub as they had a kids menu. It was cheaper but still fantastic. If you want to cook you own food at Little North Field you can as they have everything you could need, I just didn鈥檛 want too as it was my break. We visited the oldest sweet shop in the world, the ice cream parlour and tree top nets during our stay, all of the information about places to visit, eat etc are all provided in a welcome pack. Well done Little North Field we had a outstanding stay and we can鈥檛 wait to come back.

Beautiful surroundings in a wonderful accommodation

Arrived Friday, welcomed by Tim and Catherine, shown around the property, Amy our 11 year old loved it especially the small fairy lights in her room. The accommodation is luxuriously set out And well equipped, lovely bedding, welcome hamper sadly not all vegan. Lots of wildlife on hand, rabbits each morning, bats circling the large pond, the noisy 鈥楻ookery鈥 as the Rooks gathered on an evening in the nearby trees. We visited Brimham Rocks, a quaint village Ripley 2 miles away, and Fountain Abbey, lots to do and see in the area. We had a great time and would recommend Little North Field. The tennis racquets, frizby, Badminton sets were a bonus
Aug 18, 2020 by Martin

Wonderful time in great location

Little North Field Glamping is to be highly recommended. The safari tents are fabulous, they look brilliant and are finished to a high standard with everything you need inside. There are even marshmallows and chocolate biscuits to make smores around the campfire. The Wrays are there if you need them but leave you to your own devices if not. There are outside games available for children to play with. The surrounding area is beautiful with lots of different places to visit. We went to Harlow Carr to look around the spectacular gardens and visit Bettys for brunch, Newby Hall, Harrogate, Pateley Bridge - the list is endless. Thank you, we loved it.
Aug 15, 2020 by KATY JACKSON Verified Review

Truly relaxing glamping experience

We have just had a wonderful stay at Little North Field. The safari tent was fantastic. It was beautifully furnished and really comfortable with everything we needed for our stay. There were lovely extra touches like the welcome box with delicious homemade apple and chilli chutney and marshmallows for toasting in our personal firepit. The site had lots of room for the kids to run around and for the adults to truly relax and unwind. Catherine and Tim were fabulous hosts who were friendly and welcoming. Their genuine passion for this new venture is clear to see. Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to experience this lovely part of the country in such a great setting. We will be back.

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