Open Country

Helping People with Disabilities to Access the Countryside Donate Here

Open Country is a Harrogate-based charity with almost 30 years of experience in enabling anyone with any disability to access the countryside. We achieve this through a variety of countryside activities and the provision of information, training and advice.

Fully accessible transport is provided and staff are supported by teams of trained volunteers who are on hand to offer assistance as necessary. For more information about Open Country please click here.

We also have a Wild About Wakefield project based at Thornes Park, offering countryside activities and access information to people with disabilities in the Wakefield area.

We have to raise nearly £250,000 every year to keep providing the services that we do. Any contributions are greatly appreciated. You can make an online donation via ‘Virgin Money Giving or here for other ways you can donate. Thank you for your generosity!

There’s no such thing as bad weather… only unsuitable clothing!

As the winter draws in this is especially relevant to all our groups as we continue our raft of countryside activities come rain, hail or snow. As usual, our calendar of activities is jam-packed over the next few months with activities including wildlife watching,...
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Access Award presented to Rodley Nature Reserve

Rodley Nature Reserve near Leeds has been presented with Open Country’s Good Access Scheme award. The Award celebrates the efforts of the volunteers in opening up the wetland area to wheelchair users and people with a disability. The team has spent the last few months...
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We’ve Cycled Around the World!

Yes it’s true, between them our tandem clubs have cycled over 24,500 miles this season – that’s once around the world! Tonight we will be celebrating this amazing achievement at our annual ‘End of Tandem Season Meal’ at the Mercure Hotel in Wetherby. All five Open...
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The LOCAL Lotto launches in Harrogate!

On Tuesday 17th July, tickets for the Local Lotto went on sale for the Harrogate district. The new scheme aims to help fund local charities and organisations by returning up to 60p of every £1 ticket back into the community, supporting charities such as Open Country....
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Summer churchyard work begins, as the Conservation Group helps St John’s Church in Sharow!

On Friday 15th June, the weekly Conservation Group from Open Country visited St John’s Church in Sharow, near Ripon, to help manage their churchyard and finish off their impressive ‘Conservation Week’. The church has recently received backing from the Heritage Lottery...
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