Nethergill Shippon Facilities

Nethergill Field Centre is part of an old cow byre (or shippon) used until the 1960's to house approximately 40 dairy cows through the winter. After being sympathetically converted, it’s now a great space suitable for a variety of functions.

The inside of the Nethergill field centre

Spread over two levels, the main area consists of a large, open room with a Yorkshire flagged stone floor and a wood burning stove in the corner. The large windows overlook the stunning vista of fells, woodland and old hay meadow. Up a few flagged steps leads to a gallery area with a floor to ceiling arched window making the most of the views.

Facilities include: 

  • Underfloor heating, powered by 'Bertha' our biomass boiler which sources timber for fuel from within the National Parks. 
  • A small commercial kitchen and toilet facilities. 
  • Seating and tables to accommodate 25 people in flexible combinations i.e. small group arrangement or conference like area. 
  • Interactive digital white board projector and screen with magnifier. 
  • Flip chart. 
  • Telescopes and binoculars. 
  • Identification guides. 
  • Ponchos and wellies. 
  • Use of both permanent hides and portable hides.

Inside the Nethergill field centre Sandwiches using homemade bread and cakes can be provided for lunch, along with tea, coffee and flapjack on arrival. 

View a virtual tour of Nethergill including the Shippon

If you would like to hold a meeting, course or workshop please contact us for further details

Nethergill Bird Hides


All guests staying in the self-catering accommodation are welcome to use the hides during their stay free of charge.
Visitors to Nethergill for the day are welcome to use the hides for £10 per person, together with self -guided farm trail and use of the Field Centre.

DIY Tea, coffee and flapjack available in the Field Centre - payment on an honesty system

A bird hide on a hill

Both bird hides were made by Green Future Buildings, a not for profit social enterprise company, helping disadvantaged young people.

River hide:
The larger of two hides overlooking Oughtershaw Beck and a scrape. Made out of recycled plastic bags with a newly installed grass roof made with turf taken from the nearby scrape. A free standing telescope is available for use in this hide. Capacity 8 adults.

Victoria Wood Hide:
Half way up Mireling gill side in a copse called Victoria Wood, overlooking the source of the Wharfe and the Ribble with panoramic views over the fells. The hide is made out of recycled plastic bags. Capacity 4 adults or a family of 5.

Portable Canvas Hides
Available for hire by the day.

Wildlife Cameras

Wildlife cameras have now been installed around the farm - down by the river to hopefully see our elusive otter. Behind the barn onto one of our ancient hay meadows to see the Black Grouse who favour this meadow as well as a few nest box cameras in the woods and around the yard.

The inside of the Nethergill river hide